NEREIDA MOWCProject reference: 38521
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV
Nereida MOWC: OWC integration in the new mutriku breakwater
Total cost:EUR 2 033 007
EU contribution:EUR 831 554
Call for proposal:FP6-2005-TREN-4
Funding scheme:STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
The NEREIDA MOWC project is intended to demonstrate the successful incorporation of OWC technology with Wells turbine power take-off into a newly constructed rubble mound breakwater in Mutriku, in the north coast of Spain, being be the first breakwater wave energy project in Europe and showing its viability for future commercial projects. Eight OWC cells will be constructed to give an active collector length of close to 100 metres. Power take-off involves multiple turbines, each turbine being rated at 15kWe. Two turbines will be fitted to each OWC cell giving 16 turbines in total and a total installed power of 250 kW. The application of this technology at Mutriku will not only demonstrate the functional synergy between breakwaters and OWC systems but will do so in a location which, in contrast to previous European wave energy demonstrators, is in a urban location.