Friday April 27 2007 the Wave Energy developer Wave Dragon Ltd has taken the first major step to deploy the Worlds Largest Wave Energy Converter (WEC) by submitting their Environmental Impact Statement. This follows almost two years of Environmental Impact Assessment consultations, studies and surveys. The Wave Dragon Project is part funded by European Objective 1 funds through the Welsh Assembly Government.
Hans Christian Sørensen (Chairman of the Wave Dragon Board) stated today; “This is an important milestone in the commercialisation of Wave Energy in general and the Wave Dragon technology in particular. Wave Dragon is, through this application, taking the first step in establishing a 70MW wave power plant in the Celtic Sea after 2012.”
The project is the result of 20 years of research and development and will deploy a 7MW WEC off the Dale and Marloes Peninsula (Pembrokeshire) during 2011/2012.
What happens now:
Wave Dragon has submitted three offshore consents to the DTI and DEFRA. Any concerns arising will then be forwarded and discussed with Wave Dragon before a formal decision is made. We will also be working with The Crown Estates and Pembrokeshire Coastal National Parks Authority towards a Lease and Planning Permission respectively.
End 2010 – Wave Dragon hopes to have successfully acquired our consents
End 2010 – Constructions begins
During 2011/2012 – Deployment and grid connection
For further information please contact Iain Russell (0044 (0) 7968060483) or
Hans Christian Sørensen (Chairman of the Board) (004528110219)