Norwegian company Tveter Power has started trials of a pumping device driven by wave power on the PLOCAN test site. This project is funded by Innovation Norway through Norwegian company RW Power A/S.
The trials will be used to take measurements of the pumping capacity of the prototype depending on the height of the predominant wave and the survival capacity of the device will be verified at sea. One of the potential applications of the kind of device on trial would be to provide sea water for coastal desalination plants without having to use electricity to pump the sea water.
Tveter Power was founded in 2011 with the objective of developing and marketing renewable energy-driven devices, install and operate desalination plants and carry out the research and development of new technologies based on renewable energies. The first stage of the project was implemented in 2016 and 2017 on the Atlantic coast of Norway, where a preliminary version of the device underwent several resistance trials.