Wave energy converter developer Bombora and energy services giant TechnipFMC have teamed up to work on a floating offshore wind project, which pairs ocean wave energy with offshore wind.
Bombora said Wednesday that under the cooperation in the project - called InSPIRE - the two companies will develop a floating offshore wind foundation incorporating Bombora’s mWave technology - combining wave energy and wind power on a shared platform.
InSPIRE stands for Integrated Semi-Submersible Platform with Innovative Renewable Energy.
"This partnership marries strong marine offshore engineering heritage with groundbreaking multi-MW wave technology," Bombora said.
Phase 1 Demonstrator will see the joint venture develop the 12MW platform - combined mWave (4MW) and wind turbine (8MW) on a shared floating platform.
Phase 2 Commercial envisions 18MW combined mWave (6MW) and wind turbine (12MW) on a shared floating platform.
See below the mWave technology in action (without floating wind integration)