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Clean energy from ocean waves

Objective

The most advanced wave power demonstrations today have showed the feasibility of power generation with single device deployments and MW-scale performance within several testing periods of several years. The next step beyond this is to deploy multiple wave energy converters in MW-scale with improved power generation capability and demonstrate that they are able to survive rough sea conditions over a period of several years. Clean Energy From Ocean Waves (CEFOW) project has an exceptionally good starting point. It has an existing site reservation in a wave power testing centre called Wave Hub, with all the needed infrastructure, including grid connection already in place. In addition, the wave energy converter technology to be deployed in the project has already been tested and proven in real conditions in Scotland.

The ultimate purpose of the CEFOW is to increase the speed of wave power development, decrease the levelised cost of ocean energy by improving technical solutions used for multiple device system, and create an efficient supply chain to support larger wave power projects in the future. To reach these targets, the CEFOW consortium will improve the wave energy converter performance by 50% and raise its availability to 70%; develop new types of dynamic mooring and electrical connections suitable for multi-device deployment and deploy 3MW (three 1MW units) wave energy converters in real world offshore conditions in a grid-connected testing environment. In addition, CEFOW will study the feasibility of on-board and on-shore storage solutions and conduct thorough multi-year environmental, health and safety studies.

The consortium spans the full value chain from research organisations to wave converter technology developers, marine service providers and a large multinational utility company as the operator.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-2

Coordinator

FORTUM OYJ
Net EU contribution
€ 250 125,00
Address
Keilalahdentie 2-4
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 166 125,00

Participants (10)

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.

FORTUM POWER AND HEAT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 194 250,00
Address
Keilalahdentie 2-4
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 83 250,00
WELLO OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 9 447 840,50
Address
Kivenlahdentie 7
02320 Espoo

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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
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 049 074,50
MOJO MARITIME LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 177 517,38
Address
27 Avenue Road
TR11 4AY Falmouth

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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 West (England) Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 76 078,87
WAVE HUB LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 27 604,50
Address
Chi Gallos Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park
TR27 4DD Hayle

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Region
South West (England) Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 11 830,50
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 273 286,25
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GREEN MARINE(UK)LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 4 470 206,00
Address
1 Hamnavoe Ferry Road Stromness
KW16 3AE Orkney

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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
Highlands and Islands Orkney Islands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 022 121,50
FORTUM ENERGY LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 293 250,00
Address
St. James House 13 Kensington Square
W8 5HD London

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 141 750,00
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 339 662,50
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth

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Region
South West (England) Devon Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 37 500,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 355 447,00
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 59 004,25
THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 168 833,00
Address
The Charles Clouston Building Oric Back Road
KW16 3AW Stromness

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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
Highlands and Islands Orkney Islands
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 99 357,00