Nine year old Penguin prototype reaches end of a long deployment

After a long deployment, on March 22nd, the Penguin prototype sank at EMEC test site.

This marks the end of the first test period in the EU funded CEFOW-project, which will continue with the new devices. The prototype was launched in 2010 and had been deployed four times altogether. During the testing period, the device fulfilled expectations and accomplished what the prototype was built for, having survived waves of over 18 meters, proving invaluable insights on the technology, mooring construction, cable connection, control software, and power take-off construction for subsequent models.

The CEFOW project, coordinated by Fortum will continue with the deployment of two commercially ready devices. The first, the new Penguin WEC 2, will be installed to the EMEC test site this spring.

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