Bombora’s mWave™ wave energy converter has been selected to deliver clean renewable energy into Lanzarote’s electrical grid.  Bombora is now seeking an experienced Engineer Procure and Construct (EPC) partner to join the project consortium.

Cabildo de Lanzarote, the island’s governing body, through a collaboration agreement with Enzen have partnered with Bombora to deliver this commercial grid connected wave energy project.  The power generated by the submerged wave energy device will supplement the island’s existing electricity supply which is currently largely produced in a diesel-fuelled power station.

Bombora has established a project company in Lanzarote, Lanzarote Wave Power S.L. and has opened an office at the port in Arrecife.  Bombora are currently undertaking a site survey and wave measurement campaign at the proposed wave park site to the west of La Santa, located on the north side of Lanzarote.

The first phase of the project will see 2.0MW of generating capacity installed early in 2022.  The project is currently progressing through the planning and consenting stage.

The Lanzarote Wave Park is the first of a number of commercial projects Bombora is developing as part of its global project portfolio.

Requests for further information and Expressions of Interest should be directed to:

Chris Williams | Commercial Manager | procurement@bomborawave.com   

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About Bombora and mWave™

Bombora has developed a membrane style wave energy converter called an ‘mWave™’.  Located 10 meters beneath the ocean’s surface, similar to a fully submerged reef, it is invisible from the shoreline. As ocean waves pass over mWave, the membranes deflect pumping air through a turbine to generate electricity. Electricity is directly transferred to shore via a submerged cable.  

mWave is unique among wave energy converters as it simultaneously addresses the ‘cost of energy’ and ‘ocean wave survivability’ challenges. 

Bombora is currently completing a 1.5MW mWave product validation project in Pembrokeshire, Wales with the support of the Welsh Government and a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant. Bombora is simultaneously developing a global pipeline of commercial wave farm projects. 

Lanzarote location
Location of Lanzarote Wave Park
Arrangement of mWave Wave Park
Arrangement of Lanzarote mWave Wave Park