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Installation operations for Calafuria netH2O_001 started!

We started operations for the installation of the first netH2O, the netH2O_001 which will operate in front of Calafuria (Leghorn, Italy), close to the famous Grotta del Grongo diving spot. You should consult the page  dedicated to this for more details. The first phase consisted in the installation of the mooring points on the seafloor, and of the jumpers (submerged buoys) attached to them. We then performed a test installation of the surface component of this complex system, which consists of a surface component, a submerged one and a separated underwater webcam.

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Inspection on H24 after second storm shows no damage

This morning we made a dive at the Marina di Pisa wave energy park, where the first H24 has been operating since December 29th, 2015. The significant storm of last week did not cause any damage to the machine. This is the second extreme event to which the machine is exposed since its installation on November 12th, 2015. The first H24 unit is proving very resilient, validating the H24 design both in terms of productivity and in terms of resistance to storms. Electricity production will resume as soon as waves come back. 

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