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Demonstration of the GRAVI3 technology – innovative gravity foundation for offshore wind

Objective

Offshore wind business competitiveness is strongly related to substructures and offshore logistics. DEMOGRAVI3 addresses these areas through a very promising solution called GRAVI3.
GRAVI3 is an innovative hybrid steel-concrete offshore sub-structure for transitional water depths between 35 and 60m. It will sustainably reduce the levelized cost of energy by up to 15% by combining the following vectors:
- Using three concrete caissons, with water ballast, instead of more complex and costly steel solutions and anchoring systems
- Using a smaller steel structure
- Performing all construction and assembly onshore and towing the complete unit to the site where it is submerged with an innovative and robust method.
- Preventing the use of heavy lift vessels and reducing the level of complexity and risk of offshore operations.
GRAVI3 has undergone the typical technology development process and is presently at TRL5. The logical next steps is the demonstration at full scale in real operational conditions. Thus, the project fits perfectly to the addressed Call for Proposals as the project will support technology development and bring the technology close to market readiness.
The proposed project will design, engineer, build, assemble, transport, install and demonstrate a full scale foundation, equipped with a 2 MW offshore wind turbine, in a consented and grid connected demonstration site. Additionally, the project will undertake further technology development for improved design and perform an in depth evaluation of the technology’s future industrialization, competitiveness and bankability.
The core partners are committed to bring the GRAVI3 technology to market intending to 1) form a company with the objective to commercialize the GRAVI3 technology; 2) prepare themselves to take on important segments of the industrial value chain which will be put in place to move the GRAVI3 product forward; 3) foster the use of the technology, namely in the wind farms they are developing.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2015-2

Coordinator

EDP RENOVAVEIS SA
Net EU contribution
€ 9 350 282,38
Address
Plaza De La Gesta 2
33007 Oviedo
Spain

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Region
Principado de Asturias Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 007 263,87

Participants (14)

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.

EDPR UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 152 250,00
Address
14-18 City Road
CF24 3DL Cardiff

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Region
Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 65 250,00
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.

EDP RENEWABLES EUROPE SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 199 500,00
Address
Serrano Galvache Centro Empresarial 56
28033 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 85 500,00
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.

EDPR PT PROMOCAO E OPERACAO SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 127 750,00
Address
Rua Ofelia Diogo Da Costa 115 6
4050 009 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 54 750,00
CNET CENTRE FOR NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 862 435,00
Address
Rua Cidade De Goa 4
2685 039 Sacavem E Prior Velho Lisboa

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 369 615,00
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.

LABELEC ESTUDOS DESENVOLVIMENTO E ACTIVIDADES LABORATORIAIS SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 88 725,00
Address
Rua Cidade De Goa 4 Sacavem
2685 039 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 38 025,00
A. Silva Matos - Energia, SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 3 664 237,50
Address
Zona Industrial Dos Padrões
3740-295 Sever Do Vouga

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 570 387,50
TECNICA Y PROYECTOS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 817 550,00
Address
Calle Gomera 9
28703 San Sebastian De Los Reyes Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 778 950,00
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 404 250,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 660 062,50
Address
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa

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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
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 516 250,00
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 221 250,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 500,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GAVIN AND DOHERTY GEOSOLUTIONS LTD
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 247 625,00
Address
Killacloran Upper
- Aughrim Wicklow

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 106 125,00
Global Maritime AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 441 048,13
Address
Kanalsletta 8
4033 Stavanger

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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
Norge Vestlandet Rogaland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 189 020,62
EDP RENEWABLES EUROPE SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Serrano Galvache Centro Empresarial 56
28033 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00