Vågkraftanläggningen i Lysekil

Tidsperiod: 2012-01-01 till 2013-12-31

Projektledare: Mats Leijon

Medarbetare: Helene Lundqvist, Anders Berglund, Jan Isberg, Staffan Lundström

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 4 800 000 SEK

The Lysekil wave power project started in 2002 on technical research and marine techniques in general. Environmental studies were planned early, but other research areas e.g. societal aspects of the research have not been fully covered, indicating the possibilities of multidisciplinary research. Installation and operational permits were obtained (to 2014) and include the deployment of 10 wave generators, a subsea cable, two subsea stations and 30 additional "environmental-buoys", simulating a wave power park. In March 2006 the first generator and sub-sea cable was launched. Marine ecological data collection started in 2004 and expanded in 2006 and 2007. During 2009, two new generators were launched, along with the first sub-sea station. According to the project plan ten wave generators will be installed during 2011 together with the 30 dummy-buoys. The marine environment is rough to work in and harsh on equipment, hence it is necessary with regular inspections and maintenance, change of parts etc. This proposal is an attempt to ensure that suitable maintenance is available for the research facility. Focus on large-scale activities where diving activities and ships are needed is necessary. Upto now, around 50 MSEK have already been invested of which the majority from non governmental funds and 7 PhD students have been examinated. Evaluations have been positive (KOF 2007/US /China) and EWTEC2009. Plant is vital part of IET "Innoenergy" and "STandUP"