New wave energy plant coming to Sæby
Ever since the turn of the century, a team led by the late inventor Henning Pilgaard has worked to create a new Danish wave energy plant - Crestwing. The first half-scale plant is planned to be launched in the autumn.
"There will be some small changes, but otherwise it will be 100 percent after Hennings plans. It is I who have completed all the drawings. I have been with Henning to all the meetings and been on the sidelines of development," says Ruth Bloom, widow of Henning Pilgaard to Energy Supply.
Ruth Bloom is currently working to secure the financing that will make it possible to launch the half-scale plant in the autumn.
Crestwing has been based in Frederikshavn since 2008 and the construction by Tordenskiold takes place in Sæby.
"The wave energy plants, which we have worked to create a breakthrough for over a long period of time have great synergy with Energibyen's vision to free Frederikshavn Municipality of fossil fuels. That said, Crestwing who is behind the construction and testing of the plant, has the potential to tap into the vast energy resources that lie in the forces of the sea," said Bahram Dehghan, Senior Consultant, Energybyen.
As part of the continued development of the project, a professional board for Chrestwing has just been founded, with the former Director of Elsam, Peter Harvest Farm-Jensen, in charge.
"It is a great achievement for Crestwing as a company and for completing the development of the wave energy plant that we have established a professional board. Our goal is to complete development and initiate local serial production of the wave energy plant will create at least 100 new jobs. In addition, the interaction between Crestwing and existing maritime companies can generate further growth in Frederikshavn Municipality," says Ruth Bloom to Energibyen.dk
Crestwing and Energibyen is just now starting to seek patents on a number of technological solutions which the plant contains.
Source: The editors of Maritime Denmark