Pelamis Cost Metrics

Project Lead

Quoceant Ltd

These reports form part of a set produced for Wave Energy Scotland following the closure of Pelamis Wave Power in 2014. The project, originally known as “Project Secure”, was run to capture key learnings from Pelamis. They developed wave energy converter technology over a period of 15 years, and had deployed their attenuator technology in both Portugal and Scotland. 

This set of reports look at the costs of the Pelamis P2 machine in detail, giving realistic build costs and discussion on balancing cost v's quality. Three reports are available:

  • High Level Cost Metrics for WEC Machine Elements
  • PTO System Cost Metrics
  • Moorings and Connection Systems Cost Metrics

Technical reports on various machine components are available on the Pelamis Wave Power Ltd page. 


Additional reports, documents and data files referenced here may not be publicly available.

Pricing details were accurate at the time of writing in 2015, but should now be considered out of date. Supplier names have been redacted.

Pelamis High Level Cost Metrics

Breakdown of build costs for key components within the Pelamis P2 wave energy converter, procured and built in 2010/2011.

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Pelamis PTO System Cost Metrics

Detailed breakdown of component costs within the PTO system of the Pelamis P2 machine procured in 2010, and tested over a number of years at EMEC.

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Pelamis Moorings and Connection Systems Cost Metrics

The Pelamis machine included a novel system allowing rapid connect/disconnect from both the mooring system and electrical cable simultaneously. Cost breakdown for this system is given.

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