DNV GL issues Statement of Feasibility to Columbia Power

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has awarded Columbia Power Technologies innovative StingRAY wave energy converter with a Statement of Feasibility. Columbia Power has been working with DNV GL to ensure that its StingRAY wave energy device accomplishes the first stage in the Prototype Certification process.

Achieving the Statement of Feasibility required Columbia Power and DNV GL to complete a full technology risk assessment and agree actions to mitigate potential risks. This ensured a fully transparent approach to risk, giving stakeholders, such as the US Navy, US DOE and potential customers a clear outlook of the devices’ progress.

Presentation of Statement of Feasibility From left to right: Tim Ramsey, US DOE; Dr Alison LaBonte, US DOE; Benson Waldron, DNV GL; Reenst Lesemann, Columbia Power Technologies; Claudio Bittencourt, DNV GL

Presentation of Statement of Feasibility
From left to right: Tim Ramsey, US DOE; Dr Alison LaBonte, US DOE; Benson Waldron, DNV GL; Reenst Lesemann, Columbia Power Technologies; Claudio Bittencourt, DNV GL

Reenst Lesemann, Columbia Power Technologies CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased with the achievement of this important milestone. It points to both the experience and expertise of our Product Development & Delivery Team and to our technical leadership within the industry. Our team found the certification process rigorous, but extremely beneficial towards ensuring that we have a firm understanding of the risk management requirements and processes. We are also appreciative of the support from the US DOE and US Navy in reaching this advanced stage in our commercialisation plan.

Benson Waldron, Head of Section, Wave and Tidal Certification, DNV GL – Energy, commented: “We started working with Columbia Power Technologies in 2015 and significant progress has already been made. Issuing the DNV GL Statement of Feasibility is an important step toward demonstrating that Columbia Power Technologies is taking a robust and transparent approach to managing risk. We are pleased to be working with and supporting Columbia Power Technologies and look forward to continuing the journey to Prototype Certification, with a long term objective of full commercialisation.”

You can read the full release here: CPower SOF ICOE Feb 2016.