Eco Wave Power has announced that, pursuant to the engineering coordination permit from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa, it has officially commenced preparation works for installation of floaters on the sea wall of the Port of Jaffa, Israel, as part of its landmark One Wave Energy project with EDF.
The works will include clearing the top cement layer of the relevant sections of the sea wall, followed by adding steel rebars for reinforcement and finally the creation of a new cement layer, which will provide the necessary support for the installation of the floaters. In parallel, the company have commenced the production of ten floaters, which are expected to arrive to site in conjunction with the finalization of the works on the sea wall.
All works are performed by a local subcontractor, during days of calm sea, to enable safe work on the sea wall.
“We have previously finalized the assembly of our conversion unit and now moving forward to the most exciting part of our project, which is the installation works. We cannot wait to finalize the floaters production and installation of the whole array, which will enable us to send clean electricity from sea waves to the Israeli national electrical grid for the very first time” said Inna Braverman, Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power.
The EWP-EDF One wave energy project will include 10 floaters, connected to one conversion unit. Due to the onshore nature of the Eco Wave Power technology, the works on the sea wall and floaters installation will be straightforward and will not involve any works performed from the seaside. The EWP-EDF One conversion unit will be located on land, just like a regular power station, enabling an easy access for operation and maintenance.
The EWP-EDF one project is executed in collaboration with EDF Renewables IL and co-funding from the Israeli Energy Ministry.