The first set of floaters and supporting structures for Eco Wave Power’s grid-connected EWP-EDF One wave energy project have been delivered to the Jaffa Port site in Israel.
The floaters were delivered in accordance with a collaboration agreement between EWP-EDF One and Lesico.
The next step is the upcoming installation of the first floaters and support structures on the Jaffa Port breakwater later this month, Eco Wave Power said.
System functionality and capacity tests will be conducted in the second quarter of this year, the company added.
The floaters and supporting structures were constructed in Israel by Lesico.
EWP-EDF One will comprise 10 floaters connected to one conversion unit, which is already installed onsite.
Eco Wave Power chief executive Inna Braverman said: “By delivering our first set of floaters and supporting structures, we are making significant progress toward the first grid-connected wave energy array installation in Israel.
“Preparation for the installation of the floaters on the external side of the Jaffa Port breakwater is in the final stages and we are relishing over the prospect of being operative soon in the Mediterranean waves.
“Our goal is to generate electricity during the third quarter of this year.
“This is a key milestone in the overall development of the Eco Wave Power technology, and the results are expected to enable us to take important steps toward the commercial rollout of our pioneering technology.”