Eco Wave Power has secured the engineering coordination permit from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa for the cement works and installation of ten floaters for the EWP-EDF One wave energy project in the Port of Jaffa, Israel – a significant regulatory milestone for the project.
With receipt of the permit, Eco Wave Power can proceed with the actual installation of the project in the seaside of the breakwater, which includes cement works for the breakwater’s reinforcement and the installation of 10 floaters on 30 linear meters of a pre-existing breakwater within the port, having an installed capacity of 100KW. Each floater will have a surface area of 8.54m2.
“We are delighted to announce this milestone, which is a final engineering coordination permit that enables us to continue with the cement works and floaters’ installation portion of our works, and is bringing us one step closer to deploying our second grid-connected wave energy power station,” said Inna Braverman, Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power. “Due to the onshore nature of the Eco Wave Power technology, the cement and floaters installation works will be straightforward and will not involve any ships, divers, underwater cables or underwater moorings, which are known to be extremely expensive and complex. All works will be performed from the land side, using standard equipment such as cranes, thus reinforcing the cost-effectiveness of the Eco Wave Power technology, in comparison to offshore solutions,”.
The works, which will be executed via a sub-contractor, are expected to be completed in the upcoming months.
The EWP-EDF One project is executed in collaboration with EDF Renewables IL and co-funding from the Israeli Energy Ministry.
Jaffa Port floaters illustration