HRH The Duke of York was given a preview of the Anaconda Wave Energy Converter on April 21, ahead of its official launch on May 5 in Portsmouth. He was deeply interested in the presentations made by the team led by Chief Executive Des Crampton about the technology behind this innovative new concept and asked a number of questions about the components.
He was also very keen to be kept informed about the development of Anaconda. Paul Auston, Chairman of Checkmate, said: “I think the visit went really well and it was a great event. Prince Andrew seemed to be really interested in what we are doing and in the potential of Anaconda to generate renewable energy from sea waves not just in the UK but around the World.”
The positive effect upon future job creation within Britain and the wider export opportunities were not lost on His Royal Highness.