Internship: Validation of test rig performance – Wave Energy


Working at CorPower Ocean you will be a part of a world class team, determined to make big impact. We are on a mission to bring reliable and competitive wave energy to the world. You will find a dynamic work environment with highly motivated and skilled individuals. We offer autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. Having shown game-changing performance in wave energy, your work will be watched from around the world.


Project description

CorPower has invested in advanced dry testing capabilities by developing bespoke test rigs capable of accurately simulating the loading the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) devices will experience in the ocean, starting in a controlled machine hall environment.

The successful internship candidate will be responsible for Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of the mechanical systems and modules (structure, gearbox, etc.). our first, one-of-a-kind, full-scale dry test rig.

Prior to testing our WEC, the rigs standalone performance must be analysed to ensure various desired sea-states are accurately simulated. In doing this, we can gain much more confidence in the quality of the test data, long before the WEC has been deployed in ocean tests. 

By partaking in this internship with CorPower, you will gain invaluable experience in commissioning and testing of large, industrial machines, as well as playing a part to bring a wave energy to the forefront.   

The internship is part of the HiWave-5 wave demonstration project, funded by the Swedish Energy Agency.


Technical field: Mechanical Engineering

When:  Mid 2020, at least 3 months, preferably 5 to 6 months

Scope: Full time



  • Write test plans, procedures and reports
  • Produce assembly and manufacturing drawings using Solidworks
  • Contribute to test rig commissioning and start-up activities  
  • Perform dry-testing and inspection on the test rig and mechanical sub-systems in our machine hall
  • Compile project reports summarizing the results and conclusions

 For this project we value experience and interest in:

  • Computer Aided Design (preferably Solidworks)
  • Prototype testing
  • Understanding of large, complex machines
  • Experience in producing high quality reports
  • Interest and knowledge of renewable energy devices
  • Understanding of rotating machinery

As a person:

  • you are striving for excellence, put quality into everything you do
  • you are self-motivated and passionate about your technical area
  • you always search for the most simple and elegant solutions to difficult problems
  • you are persistent, knowing it takes stamina to reach ambitious goals you are data driven and strive to always back your points with a solid analysis


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What's in it for you?

  • Our mission

    We are solving a challenge which no one has succeeded in doing to date, how to harness the vast power available from ocean waves. With growing global attention to the health of our Earth´s environment and challenge to significantly reduce carbon emissions, this mission is now more important than ever. We offer you the chance to join us and help us address this challenge by bringing our unique eco-friendly technology to the world. It does not get much better than that!

  • Your impact

    Each team member works with a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. The technical challenges you will be part of solving are complex, cutting-edge and highly interesting. Entering the world of wave energy converter technology development with CPO gives you a unique chance to use, improve and hone your skills.

  • Fun!

    It's not all just hard work here at CPO. In reaching our goals we laugh, we care, we are a CPO-family that enjoy both solving challenges and hanging out with each other. During the journey to complete the dream of a better future there will be fun, laughter and tremendous sense of achievement - you don't want to miss it!

  • CPO benefits

    We also offer a competitive package including: long term incentive scheme, health & wellbeing support of 5 000 SEK/year (Friskvårdsbidrag), pension plan, health insurance, six weeks vacation and more....

Be part of something great

We are a dynamic, supportive, fun and a truly international team of more than 10 nationalities including industry experts, published innovators and experienced interdisciplinary engineers. 

CPO combine the best of world class knowledge from around the world with a true entrepeneurial spirit devoted to developing our new WEC technology.  


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