Wave Hub Ltd’s core role is to manage the Wave Hub facility and facilitate testing of a range of offshore technologies including large scale wave energy devices, wave energy arrays, floating wind, hybrid wind/wave devices, major subcomponents and associated subsea equipment.
The construction of the Wave Hub test facility was funded by the European Regional Development Fund Convergance Programme and the UK Government. It is operated by Wave Hub Ltd whose purpose is to:
Progress technology development by enabling connection and testing of offshore renewable energy installations; Drive research and innovation to help overcome the final hurdles to full commercialisation; and Foster a growing offshore renewable energy industry and stimulate associated community benefits.
The company also manages the Crown Estate’s wave demonstration zone in Pembrokeshire as well as coordinating its own research activity.
Wave Hub Ltd also actively engages in knowledge transfer through international research collaborations and the provision of consultancy services.