27 INTERNATIONAL PATENTS
July 14 2017: The patent portfolio of Havkraft AS is increasing, and now we count a total number of 27 active patents in all the corners of the world, in a family of four core patents cross securing our H-WEC. All patents invented by our CEO Geir Arne Solheim.
FIRST COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT SIGNED
June 25 2017: Together with our cooperating company HydroWave AS, Havkraft AS has got an agreement on the delivery of two H-WEC-systems with a total capacity of 1 MW.
SUPPORT FROM INNOVATION NORWAY
June 15 2017: In cooperation with HydroWave AS, Havkraft AS is joining a pre commercial project in a hybrid system where H-WEC is the main energy source.
AGREEMENT WITH HYDROWAVE AS
April 15 2017: Havkraft AS signs agreement with industrial company HydroWave AS in the further commercialization on the H-WEC-technology.
H2020 APPLICATION PASSING THRESHOLD
January 30 2017: The MULTIWEC-application passed threshold in H2020-project, and are now starting the work on a full proposal. Partners are Electro de Portugal, WaveEC, Instituto Superior, Kymaner, Gent University, Ålborg University, Sintef Energy, Sintef Ocean, Global Maritime, Stadyard and Havkraft. Project managers are Nathalie Rousseau and Andreas Kortenhaus in JustAsk.
JAN SALTKJEL JOINS THE BOARD
July 15 2016: Jan Saltkjel joins the Havkraft board of directors. Saltkjel comes from our new investor Ulvesund Elektro and is a great contribution to the organization when it comes to the electro branch. Ulvesund Elektro and Jan Saltkjel has performed the successful electro installations on MS Havkraft on the prototype testing.
The other re elected members of the board is chairman Roger Flølo, Karl Christian Strømsem, Agnar Lyng and Edgar Kvernevik.
H2020 APPLICATION FILED
November 30 2016: The MULTIWEC H2020 application as a Low Carbon Energy-solution was filed to the EU Commission in November. The MULTIWEC is based on Havkraft’s H-WEC, and is a broad European cooperation. Partners are Electro de Portugal, WaveEC, Instituto Superior, Gent University, Ålborg University, Sintef Energy, Sintef Ocean, Global Maritime, Stadyard and Havkraft. Project managers are Nathalie Rousseau and Andreas Kortenhaus in JustAsk.
June 30 2016: Ulvesund Elektro, Stadyard, Fjord Invest, Frequency and Kvernevik Engineering invests 2,2 MNOK in further development of the successful Havkraft-technology. Ulvesund Elektro is a new owner in the company.
SUCCESSFUL PROTOTYPE TESTING
July 13 2015: Since november 2014 Havkraft has had a 200 kW prototype running in open waters at Stad, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, with hundreds of operational hours. The conclusion is a hugh success for the modul based system. – We are now «out flying in a controlled matter» and are ready to break the sound barrier in the upcomming demonstration plant, explains Havkraft’s CEO and inventor Geir Arne Solheim.
SOLHEIM JOINS IEA-OES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
February 3 2015: Havkraft’s CEO Geir Arne Solheim joins the IEA-OES board of directors. tHe International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems is a global organization and it is in the forefront in questions regarding technology and energy.
START UP ON 1,5 MW POWER PLANT
February 2 2015: Havkraft have started the work on a 1,5 MW power plant based on a barge. The last phase of the prototype-project will result in a complete prospect for the full size demonstration plant. We are already in positive dialog with several customers and want to get in touch with as many as possible to get a fast distribution world wide on this fantastic new invention!
STRØMSEM JOINS HAVKRAFT
August 20 2014: Dr Karl christian Strømsem, from Global Maritime, has joined Havkraft’s board of directors. – It’s an honour to have Dr Strømsem on board our company. Dr Strømsem is a world leading capacity on hydrodynamics and we have had the pleasure of working together with Dr Strømsem for some years now on the project, says Havkraft’s CEO Geir Arne Solheim. Dr Strømsem came from the position as head of renewables in Innovation Norway before getting on board Havkraft’s board of directors. Earlier Strømsem has worked with Fred. Olsen.
LYNG JOINS HAVKRAFT
August 20 2014: Agnar Lyng, CEO of Stadyard and LYNG AS, has joined Havkraft’s board of directors. – We are very pleased to have recruited one of the leading industrialists and ship owners in Norway to our board, says CEO of Havkraft Geir Arne Solheim.
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT VISITS HAVKRAFT
April 15 2014: The chairman of the energy comittee at the Norwegian Parliament, Ola Elvestuen, visiting Havkraft’s production facilities in Måløy today.
NEW PATENT APPLIED
February 3 2014: Havkraft is one of the world’s most inventive companies and has now filed another patent application in both UK and Norway. The new invention improves the flow of energy to the turbines both to boost efficiency and to reduce costs.
CEO SOLHEIM SPEAKS AT HYDROGEN CONFERENCE
January 30 2014: CEO Geir Arne Solheim speaks at a large Hydrogen conference at Christian Michelsen Research in Bergen January 30 2014. The subject is about building a new value chain based on wave powered hydrogen for the transport sector, both land based and sea based.
BUILDING FULL SCALE POWER PLANT
January 2 2014: Havkraft is currently building a full scale power plant at Stadyard shipyard in Måløy, Norway. The power plant will be deployed at sea Q1 2014. The goal is to prove the efficiency and simplicity of the Havkraft Wave Energy Converter, which might become a de facto standard for wave energy production within few years.
Havkraft work together with MARINTEK. The project is supported by Innovation Norway.
NRK: THE DARK HORSE IN RENEWABLES
December 12 2013: Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) shoots film from Havkraft’s building prosess. Professor Holden names H-WEC as a dark horse in the industry, as a potential game changer.
November 17 2013: Havkraft’s CEO Geir Arne Solheim, chairman Roger Flølo and technical engineer Edgar Kvernevik attending EWEA offshore wind November 18 to 21. Meet us at stand 3.1, together with Innovation Norway and other Norwegian companies.
ATTENDING OCEAN ENERGY IN EDINBURGH
October 21 2013: CEO Geir Arne Solheim and Chairman of the Board Roger Flølo attending the Ocean Energy-conference in Edinburgh on October 29-30. Please contact CEO for appointment during our stay in Scotland.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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4,5 MNOK FROM INNOVATION NORWAY
August 4 2013: Havkraft receives 4,5 MNOK from Innovation Norway to build the company’s first full scale prototype of the Evolver Wave Power Technology.
PCT ON PATENT #4
July 31 2013: Havkraft’s patent number four is going global with a new PCT. In cooperation with BASCK (UK) with Christian Bunke and Dr Thimothy Norris.
PORTUGUESE DELEGATION VISITING HAVKRAFT
March 7th 2013: A delegation from the Portuguese company WavEC is visiting Havkraft on March 11. and 12. This is the start of an exciting cooperation between Norway and Portugal on wave power. – Our Stadmaster-technology is perfect for a nation like Portugal, and we are very pleased to start these talks with our Portuguese fellow friends of wave power, says havkraft’s CEO, Geir Arne Solheim. Portugal is one of the world’s leading nations on taking ocean energy into practical use, for example through the Pico Plant. Pico is an onshore OWC which have been running for over 10 years. Havkraft’s Stadmaster is a new generation offshore OWC with more energy potential and higher cost efficiency.
EFFICIENCY EXCEEDING 35 %
January 15th 2013: A new test report concludes that the Havkraft Wave Energy Converter (H-WEC) has an efficiency exceeding 35 %, making it a world leading production system. Tests verified by Dr. Karl Christian Strømsem.
– This creates hugh possibilities for our technology. We are very pleased with progression in our research and development, says CEO Geir Arne Solheim.
JOINING STOLTENBERG’S JAPAN DELEGATION
October 21th 2012: Havkraft’s CEO, Geir Arne Solheim, joins The Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s delegation in a Norwegian-Japaneese Energy cooperation from October 29th to November 6th.
In that period Havkraft also joins Innovation Norway in a delegation to visit the Fukushima area to see how Havkraft’s technology can help rebuild Japaneese energy supply after the terrible tsunami incident with the following nuclear accident. Ocean energy is one of the most important energy sources for Japan the following years.
HAVKRAFT JOINS NCE MARITIME
August 30th 2012: Havkraft AS joined the Norwegian Centre of Expertise Maritime in Ulsteinvik/Ålesund this week. This takes the Måløy-based company into the finest maritime network ever known to man, as a part of the technology company’s commercialization prosess. – I am very pleased with our cooperation with NCE Maritime and believe this is the strategic right thing to do to trigger the full potential of our wave energy converters, says CEO of Havkraft, Geir Arne Solheim, and adds – world class products requires world class clusters!
The Maritime Cluster in the northwestern region of Norway consists of over a thousand companies with a total revenue of over NOK 55 billion, making it the finest and most advanced maritim cluster on the face of this planet.
JORDAL NEW MEMBER OF THE BOARD
August 9th 2012: GreenUp’s Anne Hjelle Jordal is a new member of the Havkraft board of directors. Jordal is highly skilled within green, renewable energy, earlier working for amongst others SFE (Sogn og Fjordane Energi) and BioNordic.
The other members of the board are chairman Roger Flølo and Edgar Kvernevik.
August 6th 2012: Havkraft has filed a new super patent this week. When we say «super», it’s because the design has proven to be able to produce until 400 % more energy than less mature wave power technologies.
This is possible by tuning into the natural frequencies of the waves, both doubling the effect and the production period. And the best thing is – this is done with standard, industrial solutions with no movable parts in contact with sea. This reduces both CAPEX and OPEX and makes way for a commercial viable wave energy technology.
NORDFJORD VEKST SUPPORTS HAVKRAFT
July 30th 2012: Havkraft AS gets support from Nordfjord Vekst in the initial planning phase of a 5-10 MW wave power-installation on the coast of Nordfjord, Norway. Three testsites are alreday apporoved by the Norwegian authorities.
ATTENDING SECTOR MATCH IN OSLO
June 9th 2012: Havkraft AS is chosen by Venturelab to give a presentation to clean tech investors in Oslo on June 14th. Please contact CEO for upcoming investment opportunities.
NEW PATENT APPROVED
December 29th 2011: Havkrafts unique wave reflector WARE, developed by Geir Arne Solheim, has now been granted a patent. Tests conducted in Stadt Towing Tank in Måløy shows impressive results, boosting the H-WECs capacity by 60 %.
SELECTED CLEAN TECH COMPANY
November 5th 2011:
Havkraft has been selected as representing company in Connect Nordic Clean Tech Partner Forum in Bergen, Norway, December 7th 2011. CEO Geir Arne Solheim and Dr. Ing. Karl Christian Strømsem attending.
ROGER FLØLO NEW CHAIRMAN
October 24th 2011: Roger Flølo is appointed new chairman of the board in Havkraft AS. Flølo is a partner in Fjord Invest Management which is one of the owners in Havkraft AS. Flølo replaces Sven Flo who became Mayor in the community of Stryn, Norway, after this autumn’s election.
BOARDING THE ASIAN EXPRESS
Havkraft has established contacts in China, Korea and Japan to make sure we’re a part of the future in the World’s leading growth area. We work together with Innovation Norway’s highly skilled representatives in Asia.
Our test results shows that Havkraft’s system seems to be very effective. We see the outlines of a system that hasanswers to all the critical factors for a successful wave power technology. High efficiency, high survival level in the sea, longevity, moderate investment and maintenance costs, no moving parts in contact with water, no electronicsbelow sea level and the use of known technology and experience from the offshore–related activity on the Norwegian west coast.
SUCCESSFUL HYDRODYNAMIC VERIFICATIONS
August 1st 2011: Havkraft has run several successful, hydrodynamic verifications at Stadt Towing Tank in Måløy. This makes the basis for the company’s upcomming, fullscale prototype to be launched at «Testsite Stad» in 2012.
EVERYTHING ACCORDING TO PLAN
July 28th 2011: Dr. Ing. Karl Christian Strømsem and team working on design tests at Stadt Towing Tank. Everything is proceeding according to plan.
DESIGN TESTS AT MÅLØY
July 27th 2011: Havkraft conducting new design tests at Stadt Towing Tank this week. Project lead by Dr. Ing. Karl Christian Strømsem.