TechnipFMC and Bombora Launch Floating Wave and Wind Project
TechnipFMC and wave energy technology specialist, Bombora, have formed a strategic partnership to develop a floating wave and wind power project.
The partnership will initially focus on TechnipFMC and Bombora’s InSPIRE project.
With engineering work initiated in November 2020, the partnership is developing a hybrid system utilizing Bombora’s mWave™ technology.
The hybrid system demonstrator will deliver 6 MW of combined floating wind and wave power, followed by Series 1 and Series 2 commercial platforms which are expected to deliver 12 and 18 MW, respectively.
Jonathan Landes, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, said: ”Our core competencies and integration capabilities make us an ideal system architect and partner in developing renewable energy solutions alongside Bombora’s experience and unique, patented mWave™ technology. We are delighted to work on a project that advances our commitment to the environment while contributing toward a more sustainable future.”
The relationship is said to bring together TechnipFMC’s technologies and experience delivering complex integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation projects offshore with Bombora’s patented multi-megawatt mWave™ technology that converts wave energy into electricity.
”Bombora is collaborating with TechnipFMC to accelerate development of our floating integrated mWaveTM platform solutions for commercial wind farms. With TechnipFMC’s extensive track record of delivering large-scale projects to the energy sector and Bombora’s innovative mWaveTM technology, we are confident InSPIRE will play a key role in the offshore energy sector,” Sam Leighton, Bombora’s Managing Director, said.