Israeli Navy to test wave technology in its bases
The Israeli Ministry of Defense has entered into an agreement for the Israeli Navy with Swedish wave energy technology company Eco Wave Power to examine the feasibility of installing the wave technology in its bases.
Under the agreement, the energy tech company will start the procurement and deployment of wave measuring systems to collect extended wave data.
The systems are to be installed in one to three potential locations in the Navy bases.
In the meantime, the navy will secure all the necessary permits. Its specialized diving team is in charge of installing the systems in the territorial waters of the bases.
Once the measurement period is completed, Eco Wave Power will share the information collected with the navy, which, in turn, will test the applicability of the technology in line with the prevailing waves in the selected sites.
The partners will then analyze the results, and create energy production forecasts based on such analysis.
If the technology proves to be feasible, the Israeli Navi and Eco Wave Power will continue their collaboration with the potential deployment of the wave technology for the production of clean electricity for the navy bases.
“This is an extremely important collaboration as it indicates the potential for future contracts with navy bases worldwide, which can become significant participants in the global fight against climate change, while representing a new market segment for wave power,” Inna Braverman, Chief Executive Officer of Eco Wave Power stated.
Recently, the Israeli Navy welcomed the last two SA`AR 6-class corvettes to its fleet.
The navy signed a contract with German shipbuilder thyssenkrupp Marine Systems for the construction of four SA’AR 6 corvettes in 2015.