2017 - Manufacture Complete
MPS unveiled the 1:4 scale prototype for which manufacture has been completed, along with shoreside commissioning, initial tow trials and submergence testing/remote operation of the device. This was a significant milestone for the quarter-scale prototype, marking its move to a new, sea-based phase of its development. The WaveSub was susbsequently towed to the marine test site FaBTest in Cornwall, England.
Welsh Government Minister, Mark Drakeford made a key note address, stating that the the unveiling of the WaveSub prototype is a very exciting milestone for this sector in Wales. He confirmed that marine energy is a sector where Wales is well-placed to be a leading player, and that substantial long-term investments are being made to put Wales at the forefront of innovation in this field