Worlds Largest Wave Energy Project 2007 in Wales

Lars Christensen, Erik Friis-Madsen, Jens Peter Kofoed, James Tedd

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This paper introduces world largest wave energy project being developed in Wales and based on one of the leading wave energy technologies. The background for the development of wave energy, the total resource ands its distribution around the world is described. In contrast to wind energy turbines a large number of fundamentally different technologies are utilised to harvest wave energy. The Wave Dragon belongs to the wave overtopping class of converters and the paper describes the fundamentals and the technical solutions used in this wave energy converter. An offshore floating WEC like the Wave Dragon has to be scaled in accordance with the wave climate at the deployment site, which makes the Welch demonstrator device the worlds largest WEC so far with a total width of 300 meters. The project budget, the construction methods and the deployment site are also given.

TitelProceedings of the POWER-GEN 2006 Europe Conference : Cologne, Germany, June 2006
Antal sider17
StatusUdgivet - 2006
BegivenhedPOWER-GEN EUROPE - Koelnmesse, Cologne, Tyskland
Varighed: 30 maj 20061 jun. 2006


ByKoelnmesse, Cologne

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PDF for print: 17 pp.
Invited paper and best paper in conference award


  • Wave Dragon
  • Wave Energy Converters
  • Offshore

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    Christensen, L., Friis-Madsen, E., Kofoed, J. P., & Tedd, J. (2006). Worlds Largest Wave Energy Project 2007 in Wales. I Proceedings of the POWER-GEN 2006 Europe Conference : Cologne, Germany, June 2006