FHC submits application for Cornwall wave-energy test site

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) has submitted a licence application for an energy test site in Falmouth Bay, Cornwall.

The application has been made to the Marine Management Organisation to undertake Marine Energy Works.

The Falmouth Bay test site, known as Fabtest, would enable developers to trial wave-energy devices in calm waters with easy access to the shore, prior to linking up to Wave Hub, the £42m project that has created the world’s largest test site for devices that generate electricity from the power of waves.

The facility, which won’t be connected to the grid, could also test floating wind-energy devices.