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  • Published on Monday, 31 Mar 2014 12:00

    Canary Islands – the Wave Power Islands

    Less than 15 months after setting up in the Canary Islands, Langlee has signed agreements with clients, local government, and technology partners.
    Industrial partners and investors are now invited to participate in the commercialisation phase.

    Signing an agreement with ITC president Francisca LuengoCanary Islands Regional Minister of Employment, Industry and Commerce, Francisca Luengo, recently announced that the Islands need this type of technology and local government will support their further development in the region. As President of the Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC), Ms Luengo has signed a cooperation agreement with Langlee to identify potential sites for pilot projects and assess the best way to integrate wave energy systems into the island electricity grids.

    In Lanzarote and Tenerife, the Island Councils (Cabildos) – part of the local government of the Islands - have signed cooperation agreements with Langlee, and Lanzarote hotel Club La Santa could soon be home to the first commercial installation in the Canary Islands.

  • Published on Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 14:00

    Tenerife Island council promotes the installation of wave energy plants

    Carlos Alonso, President of the Island Council, has signed an agreement with Julius Espedal, CEO of Norwegian marine energy company Langlee Wave Power

    Tenerife Island Council President, Carlos Alonso, and Langlee Wave Power CEO, Julius Espedal, have signed an agreement to promote the installation of wave energy plants off the island of Tenerife. The aim is to install this type of sustainable energy off Tenerife as a viable, competitive and efficient alternative to other types of energy currently in use.

    Norwegian marine energy company Langlee Wave Power has chosen the Canary Islands as the manufacturing site for its generator. This semi-submergible floating converter, known as the Robusto, converts wave movement into electrical energy.

    Mr Alonso said: “We are strongly backing the development of sustainable energy, and signing the collaboration agreement is a clear indication of our support. Wave conditions in Tenerife, particularly in the north of the island, are the most suitable for generating this type of energy. We must take advantage of this”.

  • Published on Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 6:00

    New design proves Langlee competitive to wind power

    Recently, Langlee Wave Power completed wave tank tests at Cehipar (Canal de Experiencias Hidrodinámicas de El Pardo) in Madrid and verified a 80% higher efficiency of the 132 kW Langlee Robusto compared to the previous design.

    Cehipar has one of the largest wave tanks in Europe, measuring 150x30 meter and a maximum water depth of 10 meters.

    The 1:18 scale tests proved a maximum power efficiency

    of 64%, which gives the 132 kW Langlee Robusto more than 50% load factor and 4,400 full capacity hours pr. year.

    In addition to energy production, the forces on structure and mooring lines were measured, and verified that the design will operate safely even through the roughest weather.

    Langlee's patented wave power technology combines standard components in a new way. By using field proven solutions, the fabrication cost is reduced drastically.

    Langlee Wave Power is a Norwegian-Spanish company, combining Norwegian offshore technology and Spahish industrialisation to create safe and efficient wave power.

    Langlee is currently focusing on the Canary Island as the initial market because of stable wave conditions, good offshore industry and the highest energy cost in Europe.  After the pilot projects Langlee will extend its focus to the international market.

  • Published on Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 11:44

    ITC, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias and Langlee Wave Power signes agreement for developing wave power in the Canary Islands.

    Recently, Francisca Luengo, Canarian Minister of Industry and President of ITC, and Julius Espedal, founder and CEO of Langlee Wave Power met to discuss common development of wave power in the Canary islands. They signed an agreement which could be the first step towards making Canary Islands the pioneer in wave power industry.

    The Canarian Government has high ambitions for wave power to reduce cost of energy and reduce fossile emission. ITC has done an analysis of different wave power technologies and concluded that Langlee is the best technology for the Canary Islands, because it has no environmental impact, no visual impact, and does not take up valuable land space. ITC is a public enterprise to support the implementation and deployment of R&D projects in the region.

    To achieve the targets of the Canarian government, Langlee Wave Power together with local industry has created a plan for local fabrication of wave power units, which could create hudreds of jobs locally. Being the pioneer in this new industry could grow an important export industry and mark Canary Islands world-wide as the "Wave Power Islands"