WaveEL launch stalls

WaveEl buoy during installation (Photo: Waves4Power)
WaveEl buoy during installation (Photo: Waves4Power)

The launch of Waves4Power’s WaveEL wave energy buoy has been postponed due to equipment damage.

After the successful installation of the WaveEL buoy at Runde site off Norway, the launch of the remaining system has been temporarily halted on Friday, February 12, 2016, due to a problem with the connection hub, which was damaged during a corrective action with a misplaced mooring line, according to Waves4Power.

The multi-purpose vessel Olympic Zeus, which was used for the installation of the buoy, had to leave for an operation in Africa early Saturday morning so the launch operation can not resume until the vessel’s return.

In the meantime, Waves4Power informed that it will investigate the cause of the damage and corrective actions would be taken to have the hub ready for launch upon Zeus’ return.

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