RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is a network of Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs), wholly or partly owned by the Swedish state. The RTOs within RISE perform industrial research and innovation. Some of the RTOs also perform testing and certification.

RISE acts as the project manager, works on RAM and reliability of the cable, including offshore testing, as well as anti-fouling coating application and testing. 


Wave Venture is a specialist wave energy consultancy and software provider. Over the past 15 years Wave Venture staff members have developed unique capabilities and understanding in wave energy technology research and development. From a base of strong engineering competence we are focused on merging engineering and economic analysis methods and on applying these to deliver wave energy technology related services with a commercial focus.


NKT is a global company with manufacturing facilities in Europe which enable us to design, manufacture and market our high-quality products as well as push the boundaries of technological innovation in our field.

The world needs renewable energy and NKT sees it as a natural step to take our share of responsibility. We develop cable solutions focusing on renewable energy technology and connect renewable energy sources, with onshore and offshore wind turbines as well as ocean energy as good examples. For us, the environment is not just a matter of politics, but a matter of doing!


CorPower Ocean is a leading wave energy technology developer utilising forty years of ocean energy research to bring a new class of high efficiency Wave Energy Converters to market, enabling robust and cost-effective harvesting of electricity from ocean waves.

We are headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with offices in Norway, Scotland and Portugal.

CorPower enjoys broad backing across Europe, with funders including InnoEnergy, the European Commission, the Swedish and Scottish Governments as well as private investors. End users such as Iberdrola, EDP and Simply Blue Energy have been involved through all stages of development to ensure the product meets customer demands.

CorPower’s goal is to successfully introduce certified and warrantied WEC products in the market by 2023-2024, allowing our customers to build wave farms using conventional project financing. Such a bankable product, with technology risks sufficiently eliminated, will be achieved by completing the last two steps of our structured market introduction process that has been ongoing since 2012.


MWA Coatings develops surface coatings for the manufacturing industry and for marine applications. We are experts in coatings for production equipment which requires low friction, excellent release properties and chemical protection. 

The biological biocide does not kill the barnacle, instead it repels the larva, preventing it from attaching to the treated surface. This makes MWA Marine+ more environmentally friendly compared to traditional anti-fouling paints that often contains metallic biocides, which when scraped off ends up in the ocean.

MWA’s epoxy-silicon is water based and superhydrophobic which gives a number of advantages:

Easy to clean – It’s difficult for water living organisms to attach to the treated surface. The organisms that managed to attach anyway can easily be removed.
Lowers fuel- and operating costs – the superhydrophobic surface makes boats go smoother in the water due to reduced friction.
Easy to apply – Both professionals and private consumers can use the paint since it can be both sprayed and rolled on.
Excellent protection against corrosion – the epoxy-silicon is fully dense and water repellent which improves corrosion protection


WavEC is a non-profit association that provides professional engineering services and RD&I support in the marine renewable energy sector, offshore aquaculture and other ocean engineering solutions. WavEC is formed by a multidisciplinary team specialized in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Computers, Industrial Management, Marine Biology and Ecology, Environment, Economics, and Business Studies.

In the SeaSnake project, WavEC will assess the efficacy of different antifouling solutions through the characterization and analysis of biofouling growing in cable samples in real field conditions.


I-tech AB is a small Swedish biotech company listed on Nasdaq First North since May 2018. The company was however founded by researchers at the Gothenburg University and Chalmers University of Technology already in 2000. In 2006 the first work started to get the innovation at the university to become an approved and market ready Biocide. Nowadays I-tech own/control all the IPR, production and regulatory approvals to use Selektope (Generic name medetomidine) as a marine biocide against mainly barnacles. In the Sea Snake project I-tech will be the supplier of the active material and know how around how it can be used in various matrixes.


Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden) conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision.

The Division of Marine Technology at Chalmers is responsible for development of numerical models and making numerical simulations in the SeaSnake project, as well as reliability analysis of the cable.


Ocean Harvesting Technologies AB was founded in 2007 in Karlskrona, Sweden, to develop wave power technology. R&D has been focused on optimal control to maximize energy production and to control the buoy motion and load case, and to integrate energy storage in the system to smoothen captured power into a constant and predictable output.

OHT is since 2017 developing the novel 500 kW InfinityWEC wave energy converter with advanced force control and AI capabilities. InfinityWEC solves key challenges in wave power, offering higher energy production, lower cost and improved reliability and survivability compared to other WEC technologies. Flywheel energy storage is integrated in the system and enables a constant and predictable power output that can be sold to day ahead electricity markets for higher price compared to real time markets. Only proven technologies from other industries are used and integrated in the InfinityWEC system, enabling fast and capital efficient route to market.


Université Gustave Eiffel is a multidisciplinary university of national importance. By pooling its much strength in the areas of education and research, Université Gustave Eiffel aims to develop by pursuing a strategy based on complementarity between its founding institutions.

Université Gustave Eiffel is active in many areas of research. In particular, it accounts for a quarter of French research on the cities of tomorrow and brings together multidisciplinary capabilities to conduct quality research for the benefit of society, offer education tailored to the social and economic world and support public policies.

SMC laboratory (former IFSTTAR) has experimental facilities that allow doing mechanical tests on large scale cables. This facility is used in order to evaluate the resistance and fatigue characterization of the mooring cables / export cables and the characterization of the vibrational behaviour of cables. SMC laboratory develops also non-destructive methods dedicated to cable monitoring and has an extensive and skilled experience in metallurgical analysis and modelling.


W4P Waves4Power AB is a private Swedish company based in Partille outside Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Our business is to convert ocean wave motion into electric power in a profitable way with no harmful CO2 emissions. Up till today the company has more than 12 000 hours of full-scale testing of the WaveEL power conversion system, of which 4 000 hours delivering power to the grid, and the technique is now verified and ready for commercial exploration. Our vision is to generate at least 5 TW of wave electricity before the year 2030. Waves4Power has now been awarded an Ocean Demo grant at EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre). This project includes 6 WaveEL buoys, a connection hub plus custom designed marine cables. The EMEC WaveEL park in connection to the Seasnake project is very valuable in order to test and further develop the perfect dynamic cable structure for future wave energy sites. Waves4Power is working with a network of industrial partners and has a close corporation with, among others, NKT and Chalmers University of Technology. The company is represented in Sweden, Norway, UK and USA.

Co-financed by



Johannes Hüffmeier, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden