Institute of Hydromechanics (Wave Tank Testing)
The Institute was established on December 28, 1963 on the base of the Institute of Water Economy of Ukraine. The principal study areas of the Institute are: hydromechanics of moving objects and turbulent flows and hydromechanics of water currents and hydro-engineering facilities.
In December 2011, EWP concluded its wave tank testing and received a protocol from the Hydro Mechanic Institute in Kiev, which states as follows:
“All the floaters of Eco Wave Power Company have proved their workability… According to the results of the tests, we have reached a decision to recommend continuing the development of the energy generation system that is based on such principles, and enlarge the model to larger sizes.”
Crimean Peninsula Power Station
In April 2012, EWP installed its first real conditions power plant (10KW) on two breakwaters in the Black Sea for the purpose of data collection and stress testing of its unique technology. EWP chose to conduct its initial real-condition installation in the Black Sea, because it is known for its dark, sudden storms (this is how it got its name), and EWP wanted to test its equipment in severely stormy conditions to prove that its power stations can withstand such storms.
The power plant had a production capacity of 10KW and combined two different floater shapes; the Wave Clapper and the Power Wing. The system operated in different wave regimes for one and a half years, and then was shipped to Israel and installed in Jaffa Port, where it is operational till this day.