About OHT

Ocean Harvesting Technologies AB was founded in 2007 in Karlskrona, Sweden, to develop wave power technology. R&D has been focused on energy storage integration in the power take-off to smoothen captured energy and to improve the power capture performance. In 2017, OHT realised the opportunity of using a regenerative braking technology, also referred to as Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), from the automotive industry to provide this combination. This led to the development of the InfinityWEC Wave Energy Converter.

OHT has completed system design for a 500 kW InfinityWEC read more. A wave-to-wire model of the InfinityWEC has also been developed to analyze performance and load case with different control strategies, such as model predictive control with constraints on maximum force, velocity and stroke of the buoy.

OHT is now planning to build a half-scale Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) test rig for the WEC machinery to be tested by RISE in the SMART-Ocean and Test Site Skagerrak initiative. Once the design has been thoroughly tested and validated, the InfinityWEC machinery can be installed in a complete WEC system to be sea tested on the site.

Management and Board

Anders Olsson

Chairman of the board

Deputy CEO and member of the Management Board of E.ON Nordic operations (2010–2015), member of E.ON Global Top Management team, and head of E.ON Sverige for Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Innovation. Prior to that CEO at ElektroSandberg AB.

Anna Karlsson

Member of the board

CEO Kalmar Energi from 2006 to present, and board member of reginonal insurance company Länsförsäkringar Kalmar län.

Thomas Korsfeldt

Member of the board

Former director general of Swedish Energy Agency (1998-2008). Thomas has previously worked in the parliament and in the prime minister’s office and is currently involved in i.a. Swedish energy policy work.

Mikael Sidenmark

Founder, CEO & CTO

10 years’ experience in wave power development, technology and system development, software development and simulations, project management, innovation and IP management management. Author / co-author of 17 approved / pending patent application.