IHC Merwede has signed an agreement to acquire Wave Rotor technology from Ecofys. The official signing was made by Willem Steenge, Managing Director of IHC Tidal Energy, and Manon Janssen, Managing Director of Ecofys. Wave Rotor technology, which will be managed by the newly established company IHC Tidal Energy, enables IHC Merwede to further secure its position in the renewable market.
With this acquisition, IHC Merwede has secured highly developed knowledge and the patented Wave Rotor technology. In contrast to most tidal turbines, the Wave Rotor is vertically orientated. It converts power from tidal currents and wave motion directly into electricity.
The technology is a patented innovation from Ecofys that has been developed over the past ten years and successfully demonstrated in a 30kW pilot plant in the Westerschelde.
After the Wave Rotor was developed, it was brought through the pre-commercial stage by OceanMill. The company proved that the technology has enormous potential and is commercially viable.
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