Founded in 2012 in Perth Western Australia, Bombora is an award-winning ocean energy company. Bombora has established its European operations in Pembrokeshire, Wales in the heart of a dynamic, wave and tidal energy focussed region and is currently progressing the 1.5MW mWave Pembrokeshire Demonstration Project supported by ERDF funding through the Welsh Government . Bombora’s innovative mWave produces environmentally friendly, consistent and cost competitive energy for commercial scale energy needs in coastal locations throughout the world. Bombora can deliver wave energy as a true alternative to complement today’s renewable energy mix.
Board of Directors
2018 | £10.3m funding boost
2017 | Bombora establishes its European headquarters in Wales
2017 | New strategic investor
2017 | New Albany project
2016 | Bombora establishes Portuguese office
2016 | 60MW wave farm feasibility study completed
2015 | Portugal project planning commences
2015 | Melville waters mid-scale sea trial at Cotto Jetty, Western Australia
2015 | Awarded ARENA grant and "Accelerating Commercialisation" grant by the Australian Government
2014 | Tank testing at Australian Maritime College, Tasmania
2014 | Seed capital raised
2012 | Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd established
2012 | First patent lodged
2009 | Initial mWave developed in farm shed, Western Australia
2007 | mWave concept concieved
The development of the mWave has been accelerated through strategic commercial partnerships with many businesses and universities including:
Bombora is passionate about ensuring the holistic development of its projects. Our company aims to provide clean renewable electricity to communities in a way that will provide maximum benefit for generations to come.
Comprehensive environmental planning, heritage protection and community engagement is central to this vision. We undertake strict environmental approval processes and conduct rigorous stakeholder and community consultation for all of our projects.
Our company is named after an Australian aboriginal word “bombora”, meaning an area of large sea waves breaking over a shallow reef some distance from the shore. Founded in Perth, Western Australia, we are proud of our heritage and connection to Aboriginal Australia and recognise Noongar people as traditional custodians of the land on which we were founded.
Nidja Noongar Boodjar Noonook Nyininy – We acknowledge that Bombora was situated on Whadjuk Noongar country.