First Wave Energy Marine Licence in Wales

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Full Consent Granted to Deploy and Test the World’s Most Powerful Wave Energy Device in Welsh Waters

Bombora has received the green light for both its on-shore and off-shore licence applications for the deployment and testing of their mWave™ wave energy technology off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. This is the first Marine Licence to be granted for a wave energy device in Wales.


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Minister Visits Bombora Wave Power HQ in Wales

Friday, 4 October 2019

Following his recent visit to Bombora HQ, Counsel General and Brexit Minister, Jeremy Miles, who is responsible for EU funding Wales, said "The partnership between Welsh Government and experts in sustainable energy like Bombora are vital to our plans to meet the shared challenges of global climate change.  I was delighted to visit Pembroke Dock to view this highly innovative marine energy technology, which will make full use of the Welsh coast's unique natural wave and tide resources......"

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Australian Born Renewable Company Bombora is Thriving in West Wales

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Going from strength to strength, now with twenty-four full time staff, Perth-born wave power company Bombora is thriving in its new welsh home.

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Pembrokeshire Contractor Awarded Fabrication of Bombora’s Innovative Membrane Cell Modules

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Bombora is pleased to announce the award of a key contract for the fabrication of the cell modules for the mWave energy demonstration project to Pembrokeshire fabricator Altrad Services. The 1.5MW demonstration device will be one of the most powerful wave energy converters built.

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MP Simon Hart Energised by Impact of Bombora’s Wave Power Project on Local Economy

Monday, 22 July 2019

Taking time out of his busy parliamentary schedule, Simon Hart MP visited Bombora for an update on Bombora’s innovative mWave Pembroke demonstration project being conducted at Pembroke Dock.

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Welsh European Funding Office visit to Bombora

Thursday, 11 July 2019

On Monday 1st July the Directors of Bombora Wave Power welcomed Sue Price, Head of Programme Management Division, Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) to Bombora’s Pembroke Dock offices to review the latest progress on the 1.5MW mWave™ trial being conducted at Pembroke Dock. 

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Wave Whisperers Win Inaugural ‘Bombora Wave Power Challenge’

Monday, 17 June 2019

A team of four students from Cranfield University, calling themselves the Wave Whisperers, defeated eight other teams to win the prestigious ‘Bombora Wave Power Challenge’ cup, sponsored by Welsh Government. The inaugural ‘Bombora Wave Power Challenge’ gathered forty dynamic students from across the UK to battle it out in an intensive technical engineering and water sporting event. The students were thrown into marine energy challenges, relating to Bombora’s innovative mWave technology, to test their problem solving and innovation skills.

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Enzen selects Bombora for Lanzarote Wave Energy Farm

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Wave energy specialist Bombora Wave Power today announced it has been selected by Enzen to supply a grid connected wave farm to be located in the Atlantic Ocean on the north side of Lanzarote, the fourth largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, off the coast of northern Africa. The first phase of the project will see up to 4 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity through the deployment of an array of 1.5MW mWaves TM. The power generated by the submerged wave farm will supplement the island’s existing electricity supply which is currently produced largely by a diesel-fuelled power station.

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Bombora announces inaugural Technical Challenge weekend

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Bombora Wave Power is pleased to announce the inaugural Bombora Technical Challenge weekend where we are inviting groups to put themselves up for an intensive technical engineering and water sporting challenge.

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Welsh company wins Bombora major contract

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Bombora is pleased to announce that we have awarded local Welsh workboat builders and marine engineers Mainstay Marine Solutions Ltd, the contract for the ‘fabrication and assembly of the main structure’ for our first full scale mWave.

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Bombora appoints Greenbackers for Capital Raising

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Bombora is pleased to advise the appointment of Greenbackers Investment Capital to manage a new round of financing for the commercialisation of its globally patented wave energy converter, the mWave™.

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Bombora awarded £10.3m European Regional Development Funding grant

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Bombora has recently been awarded a £10.3 million ERDF grant by Welsh ministers. The Welsh government’s support is a major boost in enabling Bombora in becoming a key player in the global marine renewable energy market through its mWave technology.

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Bombora Expands Operations in Europe

Monday, 20 November 2017

Bombora today announced the expansion of its European operations with new headquarters to be based in Wales, United Kingdom.

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Capital Raising Success

Friday, 17 November 2017

Bombora today announced it has raised a multimillion-dollar round of investment to support the construction of it first commercial sized mWave.

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Board Changes for Bombora

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Bombora today announced a number of changes to its Board of Directors including the appointment of a new Chair, Mr Richard Beresford as Bombora’s visionary co-founders Glen and Shawn Ryan step down.

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Bombora’s 60MW Wave Farm Feasibility Study

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

This study investigates the economics of a potential 60MW wave farm consisting of 40 Bombora Wave Energy Converters at a site near Peniche in Portugal.

The study included quotes from several suppliers and demonstrates that the mWave technology is commercially viable at scale, validating Bombora’s commercial potential.

The review was commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and independently reviewed by BMT-WBM.

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Independent Review of Cost of Energy Study for mWave™ Farm

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Bombora is pleased to announce the completion of an independent review of its 60 Megawatt (MW) mWave™ wave farm feasibility study and the associated cost of energy analysis.

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Market update for Bombora’s mWave™

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Bombora is pleased to provide an update on the commercial phase of its’ mWave™ wave power converter technology.

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Bombora appoints Erin Croot as Director to Board

Friday, 15 July 2016

Bombora is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Erin Croot to the Board of Directors.

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Bombora welcomes Allyn Wasley as Chief Financial Officer

Monday, 30 May 2016

Bombora welcomes newly appointed senior executive Allyn Wasley as Chief Financial Officer. Mr Wasley will lead the Company’s recently announced private capital raising to fund construction and deployment of the first 1.5MW mWave in 2017 in Peniche, Portugal.

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Bombora prepares for Portugal Wave Farm after Strong LCOE Results

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd (‘Bombora’ or ‘the Company’) is delighted to announce the results of its detailed feasibility study for a commercial scale wave farm. The LCOE study, conducted with the support of a grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), shows that the cost of electricity from Bombora wave farms will be comparable to the cost of electricity from off-shore wind farms and solar arrays in Europe by 2023.

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Bombora secures ARENA Funding for ‘Cost of Energy’ Study

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Bombora Wave Power is delighted to announce it has received $181,000 funding support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to complete a detailed ‘Levelised Cost of Energy’ study for the Bombora Wave Energy Convertor (WEC). The study aims to confirm that the Bombora WEC will make an important contribution in diversifying the electrical energy supply matrix.

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Bombora prepares for full-scale Wave Energy Converter deployment in Portugal

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Bombora Wave Power is delighted to announce it has engaged WavEC to assist in preparations for the deployment of its first full-scale mWave™ wave energy converter in Portugal. This development follows the successful commencement of the part-scale Como Jetty trial of the mWave in Perth, Western Australia.

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Bombora Secures EIP Program Funding

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Bombora Wave Power, has been granted $130,861 for the advancement of its wave energy technology. Bombora is one of the 20 companies to benefit from the $7.3 million in commercialisation grants assistance.

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Melville Waters Field Trial Officially Launched

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Bombora Wave Power has achieved a major milestone with the official launch of its mid-scale “Field Trial” on Melville Waters.

Sam Leighton, Bombora CEO said, ‘Testing this mid-scale wave energy collector in salt water is a significant step forward for the company.

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Bombora’s mid-scale prototype mWave converter successfully deployed

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Bombora Wave Power has taken a big step closer to commercial scale with the deployment of its mid-scale prototype at Melville Waters. The field trial in a real world setting allows Bombora to test a number of system configurations to optimise the key design and control systems before launching into full commercial scale trials.

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Bombora awarded as Finalist in the 2015 WA Innovator of the Year Awards

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Bombora Wave Power is very pleased to announce that it has been nominated as a finalist of the Mitsubishi Corporation, Emerging Innovation category of the Western Australian Innovator of the Year awards 2015.

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Bombora Signs Agreement with ANOA Power Indonesia

Monday, 22 June 2015

Bombora Wave Power is very pleased to announce the signing of a Technology Evaluation Agreement with Anoa Power of Indonesia. This agreement is a precursor to formulation of a manufacturing and distribution arrangement for Bombora Wave Energy Collectors (WEC) into Indonesia.

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Julie Bishop meets Bombora to discuss Renewable Energy Initiatives

Monday, 12 January 2015

Bombora Wave Power recently met with The Honourable Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and Minister for Foreign Affairs, to present their innovative technology and discuss how the Australian Federal Government can foster innovation.

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Bombora recognised as finalist in the WA Innovator of the Year Awards

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Bombora have been recognised yet again as an innovation leader amongst peers by being nominated as a finalist in the Woodside Oil and Gas encouragement award at the Western Australian Innovator of the Year awards.

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Supporting West Australian Early Career Researchers

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Bombora is pleased to begin with iPREP WA, an initiative to support research collaboration between the universities and industries of Western Australia.

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Bombora awarded CAESIE grant

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Bombora has been awarded a CAESIE grant to assist with the development of its wave energy converter.

CAESIE is a bilateral partnership initiative programme between the European Union and Australia. The priming grants are specifically targeted to establish science and technology collaboration and partnership between small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and researchers (in Europe).

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Bombora obtain field trial site approvals

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Bombora Wave Power received a permit and conditional license to conduct experimental trials of the Bombora system from the Swan River Trust for their Como (Wadjuk) test site, adjacent to the Como Jetty.

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Bombora awarded Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Research into the optimal design for ocean wave energy converters is set to enter the next phase thanks to a partnership between Perth-based Bombora Wave Power and the Australian Maritime College.

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Bombora Achieves Capital Raising Success

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Bombora Wave Power, a GE Ecomagination 2013 recipient and previous finalists in WA’s Innovator of the Year and semi-finalist of the Australian Clean Technologies Competition 2013, announces that it has successfully closed its seed capital funding round.

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Bombora Welcomes Pawsey Supercomputer Centre Opening

Friday, 15 November 2013

Bombora representatives had the privilege of joining fellow distinguished guests at the official opening of Pawsey Centre by the Hon Colin Barnett, Mr Steve Irons MP, representing the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Dr Megan Clark, CSIRO Chief Executive and the Hon Mal Bryce, iVEC Chairman.

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Bombora places in finals at the 2013 Mitsubishi WA Innovator of the Year Award

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Bombora placed as a finalist in the 2013 Mitsubishi Innovator of the Year Awards. Bombora would like to congratulate Curtin University on winning out the overall winner of the Mitsubishi Western Australian Innovator of the Year Award.

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Bombora places as Semi-Finalist in 2013 Australian Clean Technologies Competition

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Bombora recently placed as a semi-finalist within the Australian Clean Technologies Competition. We wish to congratulate Blue Glass, for their success in winning the Australian Clean Technology Competition 2013, and all the other category winners.

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2013 WA Innovator of the Year Award Finalist

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A revolutionary wave energy converter, a new exploration tool for mining and a novel cancer treatment are among the finalists of the 2013 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.

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Bombora Wins 2013 GE Ecomagination Challenge

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Directors of Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd, Mr. Glen Ryan and Mr Shawn Ryan, today announced that their novel Wave Energy Converter Device (WECD) has been declared one of five winners of GE’s first Ecomagination ANZ Challenge. Bombora was presented its award by Jeff Immelt, GE Chairman and CEO in Sydney on the 19th of March. Bombora will receive $100,000 in recognition of its innovative and entrepreneurial idea.

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Bombora Finalist in GE Ecomagination Awards

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Directors of Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd, Mr. Glen Ryan and Mr Shawn Ryan, today announced that their novel Wave Energy Converter Device (WECD) was selected as a finalist in the Clean Energy Generation category in the GE Ecomagination ANZ Challenge 2013.

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2012 News

Sunday, 1 January 2012

A summary of Bombora’s news from 2012.

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GE Australia Ecomagination

View General Electric’s Award to Bombora Wavepower at the 2013 General Electric Ecomagination Awards. Ecomagination awards recognise leading companies reducing environmental impact through grants worth $100,000.

2015 Innovator of the Year Awards

Bombora’s mWave converter featured in the 2015 Western Australia Innovator of the Year Awards.