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MARITIME INNOVATION SERVICES

WavEC is a private non-profit organization with a strong research and innovation component and a broad spectrum of specialized services in Marine Renewable Energies, Offshore Aquaculture and Engineering Solutions for the ocean economy, incorporating technological, economic, environmental, social and legislative aspects.

WavEC Offshore Renewables was created in 2003 in response to the need and opportunity to create a centre of excellence and innovation especially dedicated to the promotion of wave energy and later also to other ocean activities (including, in a relevant way, offshore wind energy). WavEC plays a key role in the articulation between public policies, technology development and a supply chain with high added value, and promoting the market in offshore renewable energies not only in Portugal but also in the international context.

In its evolution path, WavEC has defended its vision as a leader in the development of innovative solutions in marine technology. Its mission is to develop sustainable solutions for the Blue Economy through innovation, knowledge transfer and dissemination. This mission carried out through technological and scientific support to companies and public administration, fostering a greater participation in R&D and Innovation projects at European and national levels, conducting consultancy for companies and interacting with international institutions.

Concrete Application

  • Marine energy resource assessment/site selection for project development (prototypes and parks) 

  • Mapping aquaculture potential and site selection 

  • Tank testing and prototyping

  • Instrumentation (in laboratory or prototype) 

  • Data acquisition & analysis 

  • Structural design and CFD studies

  • Mooring design & dynamics

  • Numerical modeling of new concepts 

  • Design and study of mooring dynamics 

  • Environmental impacts assessment 

  • Risk / mitigation analysis 

  • Offshore operations and maintenance strategies

  • Technical-economic analysis and socio-economic impacts

  • Strategy and technical support for the development of marine energies and offshore aquaculture 

  • Technical due diligence

Market Potential

The markets are: Ocean Observations, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles/Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Recharge, Data Centers, Utility Grids, Isolated Community Grids, Aquaculture, Algae, Desalination of Seawater, Seawater Mining, Shoreline Protection.

Key Points

  • ​Leading organisation in Portugal on Offshore Renewable Energies

  • Specialized consultancy services and innovative solutions for the Blue Economy (namely marine renewable energy, aquaculture and ocean engineering) 

  • A multi-skilled and experienced team working in close collaboration with clients and partners around the world

Sectors

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ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING & OBSERVATION
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OCEAN ENGINEERING
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OCEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY
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OCEAN ROBOTICS

Get in touch

ANA BRITO E MELO
Executive Director
ana@wavec.org
+351 218 482 655

Sustainable Development Goals

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AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
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LIFE BELOW WATER

Company Info

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WavEC - Offshore Renewables

Rua Dom Jerónimo Osório, 11, 1º

1400 – 119, Lisbon, Portugal

+351 218 482 655
info@inesctec.pt
www.wavec.org

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