The technology

Havkraft Wave Energy Converter

H-WEC: An efficient and simple wave energy converter


Quote: “It has been shown that depending on the efficiency of the damping by the turbine system energy up to 35 % can be extracted from the waves on individual periods. This means that when exposed for an irregular wave spectrum this system will be able to extract more energy than traditional OWC systems as the Havkraft system responds to a broader spectrum of frequencies”. – Dr Karl Christian Strømsem, Offtek


  • A new invention with world wide patents
  • Longer production period by respons to a broader spectrum of frequencies
  • More energy extracted as a result of optimized wave reflection
  • No movable parts in contact with sea
  • All electro installations above sea level
  • Module based and scalable technology for great flexibility
  • Independent of carriers at sea and can be mounted on different carriers such as platforms, barges, piers, bridges etc
  • Possibilities both offshore, nearshore and onshore
  • Ideal for hybrid solutions (wave/wind/thermal/hydrogen)
  • Ideal as a pure wave damper
  • Ideal combination with desalination of drinking water

Hybrid synergy technology

HYSTEC: More bang for the buck

We believe the world needs a mix of various energy sources. In this mix wave power is one of the most important ones, being a «natural battery» producing energy even after the sun has set and the wind has calmed. To make the most out of the energy mix, we need to build integrated systems where multimple energy sources are as one. Therefore we introduce out HYSTEC-system (Hybrid Synergy Technology).

By integrating The Havkraft Wave Energy Converters (H-WEC) with wind turbines, we can double the installed effect in an installation and drastically cut both capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX).

It’s clear for all to see that hybrids give more bang for the buck!

About Havkraft


Important partners

  • Ocean Energy Europe
  • Maritime Centre of Expertice Maritime
  • Connect Vest
  • Nordfjord Vekst
  • Marint Vekstforum
  • Næringshagen i Nordfjord
  • Ulstein Gründerforum
  • Forum for Grøn Energi


Offshore wave energy converters

Havkraft is a Norwegian technology company which have developed and multi-patented the Havkraft Wave Energy Converter (H-WEC) – a world leading wave energy converter. Current owners are founder Geir Arne Solheim, Fjord Invest, Stad Wind, Stadyard and Frequency. Our main office is at Maritim Park at Raudeberg, close to the maritime city of Måløy, Norway.

Havkraft have in July 2015 finished a successful 16 MNOK prototype test project with a 200 kW full scale power plant with over 2000 hours continuously running hours in test phase 2 (and still running). The modul based system is perfectly integrated in Hybrid Synergy-solutions, to give marine renewables more bang for the buck!

We would be glad to arrange a meeting for a full presentation on this innovative new technology.

Investor relations

Sea the future

With the successful deployment of our full scale offshore floating wave power plant in Q4 in 2014, and our successful prototype testing finished in Q3 2015, we are front runners in the industry. Customers, energy companies and industrial partners are welcome to contact us at any time concerning ways of cooperation. Todays owners are Geir Arne Solheim, Fjord Invest, Stadt Wind, Stadyard and Frequency.

Havkraft is supported by Innovation Norway, The Norwegian Research Council, Nordfjord Vekst and Kunnskapsparken i Sogn og Fjordane. Please contact CEO Geir Arne Solheim for investor realations: +47 95 75 19 92.

Contact us

Visit us at

Havkraft Headquarters
located at Maritim Park
N-6710 Raudeberg, Måløy

Postal address

Havkraft AS
Pb 11
N-6701 Måløy


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