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Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Cost

Obiettivo

Europe is endowed with abundant wave energy which could cover some 10% of its electricity needs with a clean, predictable and job-creating resource, which EU companies are at the forefront exploiting with little dependence on foreign suppliers.

There remain important technical challenges to bring down costs to within investors’ reach, as a top priority open-sea operating experience must be analysed to permit the focus of R&D efforts on identifying and solving problems uncovered in open-sea deployments. However, to this day, most wave energy R&D does not have access to open-sea operating data as they are not shared by the companies that sponsored open-sea tests.

OPERA will remove this roadblock by collecting and sharing two years of open-sea operating data of a floating oscillating water column wave energy converter. In addition the project will be the first open-sea deployment for four cost-reducing innovations that will be advanced from TRL3-4 to TRL5. Together, these four innovations have a long-term cost reduction potential of over 50%. These are: a 50% more efficient turbine, latching and predictive control, a shared mooring system for wave energy similar to those that have reduced mooring costs 50% in aquaculture, and an elastomeric mooring tether that reduces peak loads at the hull-mooring connection 70% and thus addresses one of the most pressing challenges for structural survivability of wave energy devices.

Documenting and sharing this open-sea experience will also induce a step-change in our knowledge of risk and uncertainties, costs and societal and environmental impacts of wave energy. The consortium brings together world leaders in wave energy research from four European countries and the IPR owner and most advanced teams to exploit each of these innovations.

Last but not least, the project brings national in-cash co-financing of over €2 million to directly fund the open-sea testing.

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Bando secondario

H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage

Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 1 096 687,50
Indirizzo
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Spagna
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00

Partecipanti (12)

OCEANTEC ENERGIAS MARINAS SL

Partecipazione conclusa

Spagna
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 747 252,50
PMI

L’organizzazione si è definita una PMI (piccola e media impresa) al momento della firma dell’accordo di sovvenzione.

Indirizzo
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edif 612
48170 Derio
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
BISCAY MARINE ENERGY PLATFORM SA
Spagna
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 420 375,00
Indirizzo
Cl Atalaia 2, Bajo
48620 Lemoiz
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA
Spagna
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 315 750,00
Indirizzo
Alameda Urquijo Edificio Plaza Bizkaia 36, 1º
48011 Bilbao
Tipo di attività
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
IBERDROLA ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION UK LIMITED

Partecipazione conclusa

United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 37 268,75
Indirizzo
10 Technology Avenue Hamilton International Technology Park
G72 0HT Blantyre Glasgow
Tipo di attività
Other
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
Regione
Southern Scotland South Lanarkshire
 
Global Maritime Consultancy Ltd.
United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 133 125,00
Indirizzo
Gutter Lane 44
EC2V 6BR London
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
DNV UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 116 500,00
Indirizzo
30 Stamford Street 4Th Floor
SE1 9LQ London
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
Regione
London Inner London — East Lewisham and Southwark
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 402 750,00
Indirizzo
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 671 787,50
Indirizzo
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
KYMANER-TECNOLOGIAS ENERGETICAS LDA
Portogallo
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 579 000,00
PMI

L’organizzazione si è definita una PMI (piccola e media impresa) al momento della firma dell’accordo di sovvenzione.

Indirizzo
Estrada Paco Do Lumiar Campus Do Luminar Edificio Sala 1026
1649 038 Lisboa
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portogallo
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 359 788,75
Indirizzo
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
Regione
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Irlanda
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 459 750,00
Indirizzo
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
IDOM CONSULTING, ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE S.A.U.
Spagna
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 401 228,75
Indirizzo
Av Zarandoa 23
48015 Bilbao
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00