Turbine technology provider Gugler Water Turbines has taken a strategic step towards the growing wave energy sector by signing a significant cooperation agreement with Exowave. The partnership will see Gugler Water Turbines become a key provider for the ongoing EUDP project by Exowave – 250MW wave power in the Danish North Sea by 2030 – phase 1 –providing the pelton hydro turbine, generator, and electrical equipment.

As the wave energy sector continues to experience substantial growth, with increasing support from governments, it is crucial to establish a robust and reliable value chain capable of meeting ambitious targets. The EU, for example, has set a target of 1GW of ocean energy installations by 2030 and 40 GW by 2050.

The partnership between Gugler and Exowave will enable them to help meet these targets by combining their services. The cooperation agreement will initially extend to future projects in the North Sea and then on an international scale.

Lars Wigant, MD of Exowave, expressed his satisfaction with the partnership, saying: " We are very happy to partner with Gugler Water Turbines. During more than 100 years of history, Gugler has delivered an impressive number of technologies, with a keen eye for continuous innovation, as demonstrated also in their interest in wanting to move into the wave power sector, which is a completely new territory for water turbines developers. Gugler vision and mission also well aligns with ours and we are confident Exowave will strongly benefit by a closer relationship with such an experienced player "

Alois Gugler, CEO of Gugler Water Turbines, added: " We are a family business at the third generation. For us it is key to establish long-term partnerships that can push our business to constantly innovate and renew itself, to guarantee its constant success. We have been observing the growing wave power sector for some time and we believe to have found in Exowave a very good match to further develop our technology."