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Optimal Design Tools for Ocean Energy Arrays

Obiettivo

The DTOcean project is aimed at accelerating the industrial development of ocean energy power generation knowledge, and providing design tools for deploying the first generation of wave and tidal energy converter arrays.

The areas of hydrodynamic array layout, electrical infrastructure, operations, maintenance & control, moorings & foundations, and installation & logistics bring critical challenges which must be addressed for the ocean energy sector in order to reach commercialisation. Whilst the current conditions seen in the sector are acceptable for the development stage that the sector is currently primarily focussed on – testing prototype devices – they are not acceptable as the sector moves towards the deployment of medium and large-scale arrays. These factors, if not addressed, have significant consequences for the sector, such as a failure to optimise the design of ocean energy arrays due to neglecting the extra complexities of array designs over single device deployments, and failure to properly understand economic, environmental, or reliability impacts that individual components within an array design can have on the overall project.

The DTOcean project brings together an integrated suite of Work Packages to address the challenges that have been highlighted, as the sector progresses from single devices to arrays. The Work Packages will form core elements of progression beyond current state-of-the-art knowledge.

Within each work package there will be a significant focus on the economic, environmental and reliability challenges. This will ensure that each step of the design process considers the overall impact of individual Work Package decisions – ensuring environmentally appropriate project development. The result will culminate in a suite of open source design tools for the ocean energy sector.

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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinatore

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Indirizzo
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 856 293,75
Contatto amministrativo
Angela Noble (Ms.)

Partecipanti (18)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 470 794
Indirizzo
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Jose Luis Villate (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 284 410,50
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Irlanda
Contributo UE
€ 380 623,20
Indirizzo
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
David O'connell (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 317 645,20
Indirizzo
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Sarah Hill (Ms.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Danimarca
Contributo UE
€ 328 323,20
Indirizzo
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Helle Schroeder Hansen (Ms.)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norvegia
Contributo UE
€ 203 085,75
Indirizzo
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Tipo di attività
Other
Contatto amministrativo
Birger åldstedt (Mr.)
WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Portogallo
Contributo UE
€ 295 523,20
Indirizzo
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Carla Bacelar (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION DE PREFIGURATION DE L INSTITUT D'EXCELLENCE DES ENERGIES DECARBONEES (IEED) FRANCE ENERGIES MARINES
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 389 363,20
Indirizzo
Batiment Cap Ocean, 525 Avenue Alexis De Rochon
29280 Plouzane
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Yann-Hervé De Roeck (Dr.)
IBERDROLA RENOVABLES ENERGIA SA
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 69 792
Indirizzo
Calle Menorca 19 Planta 13
46023 Valencia
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Carlos Lozano (Mr.)
VATTENFALL AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 20 633
Indirizzo
Evenemangsgatan 13
169 56 Stockholm
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Eoghan Maguire (Mr.)
DEME BLUE ENERGY NV
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 122 000,40
Indirizzo
Scheldedijk 30 Haven 1025
2070 Zwijndrecht Antwerpen
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Joury Van Gijseghem (Mr.)
PRYSMIAN CABLES Y SISTEMAS SA
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 49 100,40
Indirizzo
Carretera C 15 Km 2
08800 Vilanova I La Geltru
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Javier Zorraquino (Mr.)
TENSION TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 75 859,50
Indirizzo
Huggetts Lane 36
BN22 0LU Eastbourne
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Stephen Banfield (Mr.)
IT Power Ltd

Partecipazione conclusa

United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 105 679,50
Indirizzo
Lutyens Close -Grove House
RG24 8AG Chineham
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Joseph Hussey (Mr.)
Sandia Corporation
Stati Uniti
Indirizzo
Eubank Southeast 1515
87185 1382 Albuquerque
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Mario Pino (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 75 716
Indirizzo
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Maria Redondo Berdugo (Mrs.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE L'ENERGIE DE L'OCEAN
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 23 464
Indirizzo
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Tipo di attività
Other
Contatto amministrativo
Gruet Remi (Mr.)
IT POWER CONSULTING LTD
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 109 924,75
Indirizzo
29 Great George St
BS1 5QT Bristol
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Joe Hussey