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Wave Energy Transition to Future by Evolution of Engineering and Technology

Objective

The recent experience with ocean wave energy have revealed issues with reliability of technical components, survivability, high development costs and risks, long time to market, as well as industrial scalability of proposed and tested technologies. However the potential of wave energy is vast, and also positive conclusions have been drawn, in particular that wave energy is generally technically feasible.
Having substantial insight into successes and drawbacks in past developments and existing concepts, the promoters have identified ‘breakthrough features’ that address the above mentioned obstacles, i.e. components, systems and processes, as well as the respective IP. These breakthroughs are applied to two wave concepts, the OWC and the Symphony, under development by members of the consortium. The following main avenues have been identified:

1. Survivability breakthrough via device submergence under storm conditions;
2. O&M (operation and maintenance) breakthrough via continuous submergence and adaption of components and strategies;
3. PTO breakthrough via dielectric membrane alternatives to the “classical” electro-mechanical power take-off equipment;
4. Array breakthrough via sharing of mooring and electrical connections between nearby devices, as well as integral approach to device interaction and compact aggregates;

WETFEET addressees Low-carbon Energies specific challenges by targeting a set of breakthroughs for wave energy technology, an infant clean energy technology with vast potential.

The breakthrough features of WETFEET are developed and tested on the platform of two specific converter types (OWC and Symphony) with near-term commercial interest, and a large part of the results can make a general contribution to the sector, being implemented in other technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-1

Coordinator

WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Net EU contribution
€ 722 999,36
Address
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa
Portugal

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

TEAMWORK TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 671 602,50
Address
Bergerweg 200 Gebouw C
1817 MN Alkmaar

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Alkmaar en omgeving
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 313 625,00
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EDP INOVACAO SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 37 421,63
Address
Praca Marques De Pombal 12
1250 162 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 84 375,00
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FLOWAVE TT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 200 625,00
Address
Old College South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
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Other
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 298 028,75
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth

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South West (England) Devon Plymouth
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
INNOSEA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 135 937,50
Address
1 Rue De La Noe
44321 Nantes

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

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Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 100 611,33
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 161 750,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
SELMAR SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 132 500,00
Address
Via Cesare Arzela' 7/i
19037 Santo Stefano Di Magra Sp

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria La Spezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TRELLEBORG RIDDERKERK BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 388 175,00
Address
Verlengde Kerkweg 15
2985 AZ Ridderkerk

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AURORA VENTURES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 82 031,00
Address
21 Ashley House
BH24 1XQ Hightown

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Central Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 127 201,18
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00