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Directory:Pelamis Wave Power

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The Pelamis Wave Energy Converter is a revolutionary concept, the result of many years of engineering development by PWP. It was the world’s first commercial scale machine to generate electricity into the grid from offshore wave energy and the first to be used in commercial wave farm projects.


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Company: Pelamis Wave Power Ltd.

The Company was founded in 1998 by Dr Richard Yemm, Dr Dave Pizer and Dr Chris Retzler with the aim of developing the Pelamis Wave Energy Converter.

Since then the company has raised almost £40million of investment and has been successful in bringing Pelamis technology to the commercial marketplace. The company now employs over 70 people and has headquarters in Edinburgh. There are further operations in Portugal.

This year the executive management team was strengthened in order to meet the growing opportunities in the market: Phil Metcalf was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Diana Dyer Bartlett as Chief Financial Officer.


In the News

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] / Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Portugal's Pelamis Wave Power Project Dead In the Water - The 2.5 MW, €9 million Agucadoura project in Portugal has come to an end. Citing technical and financial setbacks, what would have been the world's current largest commercial wave power project has been taken offline indefinitely. (Treehugger March 17, 2009)

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New Surges In Wave And Tidal Power - The fledgling ocean energy industry is awash in ideas for making electricity from moving water but it is still reaching for a toehold in the commercial world. (CNet Oct. 13, 2008)

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Pelamis - World's first wave farm goes live 24 September 2008 near the coast of Portugal with three P1-A Pelamis machines with a total of 2.25 MW (3 x 750kW).

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Portugal opens pioneer commercial wave power plant - The world's first commercial power plant converting the energy of sea waves into electricity started working off Portugal's coast on Tuesday (Sept. 23) in a project that should be expanded nearly 10-fold over the next few years. (Video) (Reuters Sept. 23, 2008)

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Pelamis Wave Power: In the Sweet Spot of the Curl for Renewable Energy - The Edinburgh based Pelamis Wave Power Converter has undergone stringest testing over the past ten years before its launch into the commercial market. The project has achieved world-wide attention and created a divided base of support within Scotland. (PhysOrg Nov. 9, 2007)

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Ocean Power Delivery - The Pelamis is an offshore semi-submerged, articulated structure composed of cylindrical sections linked by hinged joints. The wave-induced motion of these joints is resisted by hydraulic rams, which pump high-pressure oil through hydraulic motors via smoothing accumulators.

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Portugal to get world's first commercial wave farm - Pelamis prototype phase completed, they are now ready to commence commercial application. Energy converter is an elongated metal unit that looks like a big semi-submerged sausage, with hinged segments that rock with the sea, up and down and side to side, pumping fluid to hydraulic motors that drive generators. Three to begin additional 30 by end of 2006, each generating a little less than 1 megawatt. (Reuters May 20, 2005) (Thanks Slashdot)

Offshore Wave Power Enters UK Grid - Pelamis Wave Energy Converter has just completed its first week of electricity generation into the UK grid. (SolarAccess Aug. 24, 2004)

Pelamis Wave Energy Converter is Launched - "Following six years of detailed design and development, UK-based Ocean Power Delivery has completed the build of the first full-scale Pelamis Wave Energy Converter. Similar in size and rating to a modern wind turbine the Pelamis is designed to harness the energy contained in ocean waves to produce electricity. The machine is the world's first commercial-scale floating wave energy converter." (SolarAccess Mar. 3, 2004) (Submitted by Frank Randall)

Pelamis Wave Converter Improvements - Technology used to gather wave energy is taking some hints from the wind energy industry, and Ocean Power Delivery (OPD) is ready to move onto the next stage of investments and testing for its Pelamis Wave Energy Converter. (SolarAccess News June 28, 2004)

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Pelamis Wave Power Ltd.

31 Bath Rd, Leith,



Scotland. UK

Tel: +44 (0) 131 554 8444

Fax: +44 (0) 131 554 8544

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