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Eco Wave Power Commences Grid Connection Project in Israel

Jan. 8, 2021
EWP cable system will span approximately 170 m of underground cables in the Port of Jaffa, Israel.

Eco Wave Power (EWP) has officially commenced grid connection works for the EWP-EDF One wave energy project in the Port of Jaffa, Israel, pursuant to the engineering coordination permit from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa. The grid connection works will be performed in two parts, as they include different routes within the port.

The first part is being performed by the infrastructure subcontractor YEHIMOVITZ SUISSA LTD., in the shipyard area of the Port of Jaffa, and will be completed by the end of January. Once these works are finalized, the company will move forward to the second part of the grid connection route, which will extend across the warehouse area of the port. The works consist of removing the upper layer of asphalt in the dedicated grid connection route and preparing the tunnels necessary for the electric cables.

"We are entering 2021 in full force, ready to push hard for the opening of our second grid connected project, while developing additional projects in our projects pipeline," said Inna Braverman, CEO of the EWP.

The EWP cable system will span approximately 170 m of underground cables. Because of the onshore nature of EWP technology, the grid connection works will be straightforward and not involve any cable laying on the seabed, which is known to be extremely expensive and complex.

The cable length will be significantly shorter and more cost-efficient than cables used for offshore energy projects. This highlights the significant advantages of EWP onshore technology in comparison with offshore solutions. The EWP-EDF One project is executed in collaboration with EDF Renewables IL and with co-funding from the Israeli Energy Ministry.

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