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Wave Energy Rig Testing Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Research and Deployment

On 12 April 2024, the IMPACT project will host a workshop on wave energy rig testing in Perugia, Italy.


Hotel Giò, Perugia, Italy
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The event will showcase how rig testing can contribute to accelerating the development of the European wave energy sector, and feature presentations from international and Italian experts from both academia and industry.

The programme will consist of four technical sessions, covering the latest developments in rig testing, the benefits it can bring to the wave energy sector, and the benefits of rig testing in other industries. Participants will then be taken on a visit to VGA’s new test rig facility in Deruta, to view IMPACT’s innovative Dual Hardware-In-The-Loop testing platform. This platform has recently been used to test components of Carnegie Clean Energy’s CETO wave energy converter.

There is a nominal registration fee of 50 euros to cover hospitality.

View the full programme on the project website


IMPACT is a collaborative research and innovation project which aims to develop and demonstrate a next-generation testing approach for Wave Energy Converters (WECs). The project is coordinated by VGA, Srl (Italy), with the following project partners: Yavin Four Consultants (Portugal), SINTEF Energy Research (Norway), SINTEF Ocean (Norway) and University College Cork (Ireland).


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Via Ruggero D'Andreotto, 19 06124 Perugia, Italy