K2 Management (previously known in the project as Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers) is an independent renewable energy consultancy, active across the energy sector. The K2M team provide technical and engineering services, software development and training to a wide range of clients across the world, with the capacity to assist clients at several stages of development.
Our experienced team of highly skilled engineers has worked on projects from inception stage to full-scale prototype, and developed specialist software to solve complex engineering problems. Members of the K2M team have directly contributed to the design and analysis of numerous of wave energy converter (WEC), offshore wind and tidal turbine concepts.
Ocean Harvesting Technologies AB (OHT), a privately held company based in Karlskrona, Sweden, develops wave power technology with a special focus on power-off and energy storage, both at device level array infrastructure level. OHT develops a novel wave energy converter (WEC) with ball screw actuator and InfinityDrive Power Take-Off (PTO). The InfinityDrive PTO uses a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) with high speed flywheel to provide reactive force control capabilities in a WEC combination with very efficient power smoothing. This solution provides exceptional capture performance, high conversion efficiency and a constant sea state tuned electric power output. The technology is protected by four patent applications and is currently in a system design simulation analysis phase. The InfinityDrive PTO is available to other WEC developers and stakeholders in the marine energy industry, through participation in OHTs WEC development program, or by forms of technology cooperation and licensing. OHT’s core competence is wave energy conversion, control strategies, storage, simulations and system design. OHT’s strategy is to work in close collaboration with WEC developers, system integrators, OEM’s, research institutions and academia.
Waves4Power is a Swedish company that develops and sells wave energy systems. Waves4Power’s concept is to focus on profitable electricity production with a system that is survivable and easily serviceable. Therefore Waves4Power is developing a power generating buoy with an elastic mooring system. In addition to a number of model tests in large and small scale of wave power devices, Waves4Power and its predecessors have performed a number of full-scale prototype tests in the ocean since 1976, of which the best known are the IPS buoy, Elskling (1980) and the WaveEL buoy (2010), both performed in the sea west of Gothenburg. The experiences from these prototypes have led to the design of a demonstration buoy intended for mass production that has been used for the WaveEL project at Runde off the west coast of Norway between the autumn 2015 and 2017. Waves4Power is one of the leading players in the green marine energy sector, which is expected to be the future of energy production for Europe as well as the rest of the world.
CorPower Ocean AB has developed a compact high-efficiency wave energy converter, inspired by the pumping principles of the human heart. Using a new phase control method, the wave energy converters always oscillate in resonance with the incoming waves, strongly amplifying their motion and power capture. Phase controlled oscillation offers an exceptionally high energy density, five times higher than conventional wave energy converters without phase control. The technology allows a large amount of energy to be harvested using a small device. The challenge in wave power is to design a device that is robust enough to survive the toughest storms, at the same time produce enough energy to make it a viable business case. So far wave energy converters have been too large and costly compared to their energy output, which has prevented commercial harvesting.
CorPower aims to establish a new generation of highly effective wave power for utility-scale energy generation offering a cost of energy that can compete with established energy resources.
Alkit Communications AB is a Swedish SME focusing on technology and concepts for data collection, analytics and collaboration for many different applications. Alkit’s main business area is in the automotive sector, where Alkit develops and provides telematics systems for test vehicles, including data capture, wireless communication, diagnostics and analytics, fleet management, condition monitoring and continuous deployment solutions. Alkit also develops e-health systems and services. The company’s offices are located in Gothenburg and Luleå.
Synective Labs is a Swedish consultant company that specializes in parallel and embedded computing. Our expertise includes signal processing, image processing, machine learning, algorithm acceleration and condition monitoring within industries such as automotive, telecom and high frequency trading. We specialize in high performance systems, creating optimized hardware and software designs where FPGA technology in many cases play a key role to achieve efficient solutions. We have offices in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Linköping.
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is a leading international research institute and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programmes with academia, industry, and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,200 employees support and promote all manner of innovative processes, and our roughly 100 testbeds and demonstration facilities are instrumental in developing the future-proofing of products, technologies, and services. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is fully owned by the Swedish state. RISE is organised in six divisions:
We work closely with our customers to create value, delivering high-quality input in all parts of the innovation chain, and thus playing an important part in assisting the competitiveness of industry and its evolution towards sustainable development.
The RISE Group’s trademark is leading edge competence coupled with substantial technical span, and our laboratory resources are nationally and internationally competitive.
ORE Catapult was established in 2013 by the UK Government and is one of a number of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.
ORE Catapult delivers prioritised research underpinned by world-class test and demonstration facilities, collaborating with industry, academia and Government to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy and create UK economic benefit.
The Catapult programme represents a £1.4bn funding commitment from the public and private sector over five years. Long term, the Catapult will be funded 1:1:1 by central government, the private sector and other sources of funding such as the EU and devolved Governments.
Established in 2003, EMEC is the world’s leading facility for testing wave and tidal energy converters in real sea conditions. The centre offers independent, accredited grid-connected test berths for full-scale prototypes, as well as test sites in less challenging conditions for use by smaller scale technologies, supply chain companies, and equipment manufacturers.
To date, more marine energy converters have been deployed in Orkney, Scotland, than at any other single site in the world: EMEC has hosted 19 wave and tidal energy clients (with 30 marine energy devices) spanning 10 countries.
With over 12 years of unprecedented experience, EMEC also offers performance assessments, Environmental Technology Verification (ETV), a range of research and consultancy services, and has facilitated the development of international standards for marine energy.