13/03/2019 – News / Engineering / Leisure / Surfing / Artificial Lagoons / SENER / WAVEGARDEN
SENER forms tie-up with WAVEGARDEN to construct surfing lagoons around the world
Engineering and technology group SENER and the company WAVEGARDEN® – the market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of wave generation systems and surfing lagoons – have established a strategic alliance to construct and deliver turnkey WAVEGARDEN surfing facilities throughout the world.
Currently, the companies – both headquartered in Spain – are collaborating on a major project in South Korea. Located on Turtle Island, Siheung, in Gyeonggi province, the mega project is set to be the world’s largest man-made surf park when it opens in 2020.
SENER and WAVEGARDEN are also providing engineering and technical support to many other projects under development in Spain, Switzerland, the UK, Brazil and Mexico.
Artificial surfing lagoons
SENER's Power and Industrial Business Development Manager, Borja Zárraga, said: "For SENER, being able to participate in such a pioneering typology of projects and doing so on a fully international scale is very satisfactory. We are therefore most grateful for the trust WAVEGARDEN has placed in us with this framework partnership agreement, which will ensure a successful joint execution.”
WAVEGARDEN’s Business Development Director and shareholder, Fernando Odriozola, outlined the importance of the relationship with SENER, expressing: "We are at the beginning of a new business sector, that of artificial surfing lagoons, in which we aspire to consolidate our position as world leaders. The strategic alliance with SENER, with their proven professionalism in the execution of very complex industrial projects, allows us to offer our clients a turnkey solution that achieves our high quality standards.”
Established over six decades ago, SENER has become a leading engineering and construction company worldwide in the Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine sectors. Its revenues exceeded €766 million in 2017.
1,000 waves per hour
The revolutionary WAVEGARDEN Cove technology is capable of producing up to 1,000 waves per hour (more than two million waves per year) of different types and sizes.
Catering for up to 90 surfers simultaneously, bespoke waves for all experience levels break in various areas of the surfing lagoon.
The WAVEGARDEN system has other advantages such as its easy installation, operation and maintenance; and its machinery is modular, energy-efficient and adaptable to various lagoon dimensions.
Thanks to the strategic alliance between the two Spanish companies, different construction solutions can be employed to integrate WAVEGARDEN’s technology into any geographical landscape across the world.