MPS shows off WaveSub construction

Marine Power Systems (MPS) has unveiled its quarter-scale WaveSub device currently under construction in Pembroke Dock, South Wales.

The quarter-scale device, being built by engineering company Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, is 15 meters long, 10 meters wide and 2.5 meters tall.

At full scale, WaveSub will be 40 meters long, according to MPS.

MPS’ WaveSub project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh government, with MPS receiving a £2 million grant in October 2015.

Welsh Government Leader of the House, Jane Hutt, visited Ledwood facilities yesterday, December 8, to mark the progress made on the WaveSub project.

Hutt said: “Substantial EU and Welsh government funding has been invested in WaveSub. It’s great to see that investment benefiting both developers and supply chain businesses, paving the way for a thriving marine energy sector in Wales.”

Gareth Stockman, Co-founder and Managing director of MPS, added: “Collaborating with Ledwood on this unique project and seeing the WaveSub really taking shape is a momentous occasion for us at MPS.”

The quarter-scale WaveSub wave energy device will be deployed at FaBTest in Falmouth Bay early in 2017, according to MPS.

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