Annual Report 2014
Country Reports


Kim Nielsen Rambøll


The Structural Design of Wave Energy Devices (SDWED) project funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council coordinated by Aalborg University (AAU) has come to its end after 5 years of collaborative research including relevant Danish institutions such as DTU, DHI, Ramboll, as well as strategic partners from outside Denmark such as DNV, University of Edinburg, WavEC and the University of Bologna. The participants and invited partners were gathered at the 3rd SDWED Symposium in AAlborg in July 2014 and the publications and information from the project can be found at As part of the project, several PhD students have been educated and dedicated PhD courses with the focus on wave energy have been developed and given to more than 90 students during the project period. 

SDWED partners and steering committee Aalborg 2014


Digital Hydraulic Power Take Off (PTO) for Wave Energy funded by ForskEL (DK) coordinated by Aalborg University aiming at developing the WaveStar PTO technology further including digital control. WaveSpring is an R&D project aimed at developing a “negative spring” technology for enhancing wave energy absorption. The project is supported by a EUDP (DK) co-funded project lead by Aalborg University, involving NTNU and WaveStar.

Mooring solutions for large wave energy converters – a EUDP (DK) co-funded project led by Aalborg University, involving 4 Danish Wave Energy developers, Chalmers University, and Tension Technology International. The objectives of the project are to design, test and develop cost efficient mooring solutions for large, slack moored, floating WECs, and to build national competences in design and modelling of mooring systems for WECs.

Wave Dragon 1.5 MW demonstrator project has been supported by EUDP (DK). The first phase of the project is now completed. This design phase includes a study investigating the feasibility of deploying the prototype for testing at DanWEC, Hanstholm.

As part of the project, DNV GL has evaluated Wave Dragon in accordance with DNV RP-A203 Qualification of New Technology. Based on this assessment, Wave Dragon has obtained a DNV GL Statement of Feasibility. DNV GL considers the technology conceptually feasible as defined in DNV-DSS-401 Technology Qualification Management and thereby suited for further development and qualification according to DNV GL RP-A203.