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Wavepiston SIGNED

Competitive Wave Energy on Islands

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "Wavepiston" data sheet

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Organization address
address: KRONBORG 10A, 3000 Helsingør
postcode: 3000
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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙844˙948 €
 EC max contribution 2˙499˙999 € (65%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-12-01   to  2021-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    WAVEPISTON AS DK (HELSINGER) coordinator 2˙499˙999.00


 Project objective

Wavepiston is developed on the shoulders of the first-generation wave energy technologies. Due to its low weight, low-tech design, simple installation and operations & maintenance, Wavepiston will be the disruptive technology that can make wave energy competitive with the other renewable energy sources.

Our prototype test and Phase 1 feasibility study have confirmed this potential. The Wavepiston system is easy to assemble on site by local staff and can be deployed from a regular tug boat, just like operations and maintenance can be carried out without expensive specialists.

In the Phase 2 project we will install a full-scale Wavepiston demonstration system to demonstrate the energy potential, durability and survivability ensuring a low cost per kWh.

In the first step our customer focus is islands and isolated coastal communities. We already have the first 4 commercial customers in the pipeline; Isola Piana at Sardinia, Ebeye at Marshall Islands, Siargao at the Philippines and the Alidhoo J-resort at the Maldives. During Phase 2 we will prepare the first commercial projects together with professional energy project developers. This will enable us to start the commercialisation right after the finalisation of Phase 2.

The Wavepiston technology is protected by several patents.

The Phase 2 project plan has 6 work packages; WP1 Management, WP2 Preparation for the full scale demonstration, WP3 Manufacturing demonstration system and site installation, WP4 Demonstration and qualification, WP5 Business plan, commercial exploitation and dissemination WP6 NEC Requirements


List of deliverables.
Test strategy and quality control Documents, reports 2020-02-25 11:44:10
Risk assessment and risk mitigation plans Other 2020-02-25 11:44:10

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of Wavepiston deliverables.

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