Scotland's WES eyes combined wave and floating wind energy

Scotland’s WES eyes combined wave and wind energy


INVERNESS, July 28, 2022 – Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is exploring the potential of combining offshore floating wind and wave energy generation.

The company launched a tender for a study earlier this month, seeking to  examine opportunities for the sharing of infrastructure, supply chains and services.


Such sharing could involve scenarios ranging from co-location to the sharing of a physical substructure, WES said in a press release.

Formed in 2014 at the request of the Scottish government, WES aims to drive innovation to ensure wave energy technology is reliable and cost effective.

Photo: an artist’s impression of a combined wind and wave energy installation, courtesy Mocean.