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Floating Tidal Energy Commercialisation project (FloTEC)

Objective

The FloTEC project will demonstrate the potential for floating tidal stream turbines to provide low-cost, high-value energy to the European grid mix. The FloTEC project has 5 core objectives:

1. Demonstrate a full-scale prototype floating tidal energy generation system for optimised energy extraction in locally varying tidal resources;
2. Reduce the Levelised Cost of Energy of floating tidal energy from current estimated €250/MWh to €200/MWh, through both CAPEX and OPEX cost reductions in Scotrenewables Tidal Technology;
3. Develop potential of tidal energy generation towards flexible, baseload generation, through the integration of energy storage.
4. Demonstrate the potential for centralised MV power conversion to provide a generic, optimised low-cost solution for tidal arrays
5. Progress tidal energy towards maturity and standard project financing by reducing cost and risk, improving reliability, and developing an advanced financing plan for first arrays.

This will be realised through the construction of a M2-SR2000 2MW turbine - which will incorporate the following innovations:

50% greater energy capture through enlarged rotors with a lower rated speed;
Automated steel fabrication;
Centralised MV power conversion
Integrated Energy Storage
Mooring load dampers
Composite Blade Manufacturing

The SR2000-M2 will be deployed alongside the existing SR2000-M1 at EMEC to form a 4MW floating tidal array, serving as a demonstration platform for commercially viable tidal stream energy as a baseload supply.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity/marine energy/tidal energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ORBITAL MARINE POWER LIMITED
Address
Innovation Centre - Orkney Hatston Pier Road, Crowness Business Park
KW15 1ZL Kirkwall
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 7 069 125

Participants (10)

DP Energy Ireland Limited
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 276 736,25
Address
Mill House
Buttevant Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HARLAND AND WOLFF HEAVY INDUSTRIES LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 125
Address
Queen's Island
BT3 9DU Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 363 269
Address
Back Road Old Academy
KW16 3AW Stromness
Activity type
Other
ABB LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 357 875
Address
Daresbury Park
WA4 4BT Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIRECOMPOSITES TEORANTA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 490 000
Address
Udaras Industrial Estate An Choill Rua
CO. GALWAY Inverin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNOLOGY FROM IDEAS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 521 500
Address
6 Charlemont Terrace Crofton Road
Dun Laoghaire Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 175 625
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SKF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 317 625
Address
Gunnar Wester Strasse 12
97421 Schweinfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 108 500
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments