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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity/marine energy/wave power

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FORTUM OYJ
Address
Keilalahdentie 2-4
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 444 375

Participants (9)

WELLO OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 9 447 840,50
Address
Kurjenkellontie 5
02270 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOJO MARITIME LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 177 517,38
Address
27 Avenue Road
TR11 4AY Falmouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAVE HUB LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 604,50
Address
Chi Gallos Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park
TR27 4DD Hayle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 273 286,25
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GREEN MARINE(UK)LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 470 206
Address
1 Hamnavoe Ferry Road Stromness
KW16 3AE Orkney
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORTUM ENERGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 293 250
Address
St. James House 13 Kensington Square
W8 5HD London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 339 662,50
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 355 447
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 168 833
Address
Back Road Old Academy
KW16 3AW Stromness
Activity type
Other