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Nereida MOWC: OWC integration in the new mutriku breakwater

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TREN-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA
Address
Edificio Plaza Bizkaia - Alameda De Urquijo 36 - Planta 1
Bilbao
Spain

Participants (4)

APPLIED RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Ledingham Chalmers, Kintail Houses, Beechwood Business Park,
Inverness
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Greece
Address
19Th Km Marathonos Avenue
Pikermi
FÉDÉRATION EUROPÉENNES DES AGENCES RÉGIONALES DE L'ENERGIE ET DE L'ENERGIE ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Beau-site 11
Brussels
GOBIERNO VASCO - DEPARTAMENTO DE TRANSPORTE Y OBRAS PÚBLICAS
Spain
Address
Donostia-san Sebastian, 1 Lakua
Vitoria-gasteiz