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Prime Minister of the Flemish Government visits the EMEC site together with Steven Nauwelaerts
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Belgian developer Laminaria is to deploy a wave device at the European Marine Energy Centre on Orkney off the north of Scotland.
The Flemish company will instal its surge operated attenuator in 2017 following scale sea tests already carried out to inform the design.
Four-year-old Lamanaria will be the first Belgian company to test at EMEC.
The company’s “unique selling point” is its storm protection strategy, which allows the device to keep producing at nominal power during the heaviest of storms without undergoing excessive forces.
Chief executive Steven Nauwelaerts said: “By combining the expertise built up in Scotland over the last decade and the novel approach of Laminaria, we can put wave energy on the road to success.
"The aim is to create a win-win situation by supplying the Scottish grid with clean reliable energy and creating employment in Flanders in the development and construction of the devices.”