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Wave energy conversion Pioneer, Ocean Energy, Partners with Vigor to build wave energy buoy.

Today, Irish company Ocean Energy announced its pioneering wave energy convertor “OE Buoy” will be built in Oregon by Vigor and deployed at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site in Hawaii.

The $12million project is part-funded by the US Department of Energy’s office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), under an agreement committing the American and Irish governments to collaborating on Marine Hydrokinetic Technologies. Read More »

Welcome, Chimacum! Third Olympic Class ferry joins WSF fleet

“It’s an honor for us to partner with Washington State Ferries to deliver the Chimacum to the citizens of Washington,” said Frank Foti, Vigor CEO. “We’re proud to support the many communities and hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the ferry system every day. Each ferry built here in Washington helps shipyards throughout Puget Sound retain skills vital to the maritime industry and supports hundreds of jobs.” Read More »

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