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DEMOnstration for Tidal Industry DErisking

Objective

The European tidal industry is at a critical stage. Successful demonstration of small-scale tidal arrays with lessons learnt for future large-scale projects is widely acknowledged as a key way to de-risk and kick-start the tidal energy industry. The DEMOTIDE project will design, build and operate a 4 x 1.5MW (6MW) turbine array at the MeyGen Phase 1B site, Pentland Firth, Scotland. The potential for build-out on the MeyGen site to 400 MW installed capacity, based on the available local high flow tidal resource, make this a site ripe for commercial exploitation. The DEMOTIDE consortium unites strong players with each of the required competencies to deliver this array. Leading technology supplier Marine Current Turbines (an Atlantis company) can rely on experience gained from operating its SeaGen tidal turbine system for several years. The participation of both MCT and Atlantis technology development teams is crucial to deliver robust, efficient turbines, fully specified to perform in challenging tidal site conditions.
Effective installation plans are only possible through early involvement of an experienced marine contractor. DEME, comprising DEME Blue Energy and GeoSea, is a world leader in marine operations and owns a versatile fleet (jack-up platforms, DP, heavy-lift, barges, etc.) which can be applied to the tidal market. DEME subsidiary GeoSea will bring extensive offshore wind energy installation experience to the table. The combined involvement of DEME Blue Energy, Atlantis Resources, and French partner INNOSEA provides a strong route to exploitation of the results of DEMOTIDE across a portfolio of commercial tidal energy projects throughout Europe and abroad. Finally, local content and dissemination of the project results is ensured through involvement of Queen’s University Belfast and local contractors in Scotland for onshore works.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower
  • /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

DEME BLUE ENERGY NV
Address
Scheldedijk 30 Haven 1025
2070 Zwijndrecht Antwerpen
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 618 514,30

Participants (5)

ATLANTIS RESOURCES (SCOTLAND) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 375 267
Address
27 Lauriston Street
EH3 9DQ Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARINE CURRENT TURBINES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 7 420 990,20
Address
The Court The Green Stoke Gifford
BS34 8PD Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOSEA NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 8 307 640,30
Address
Scheldedijk 30 Haven 1025
2070 Zwijndrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 309 584,75
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOSEA
France
EU contribution
€ 269 153,20
Address
1 Rue De La Noe
44321 Nantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)