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Tidal Turbine Power Take-Off Accelerator

Objectif

In this project we will design, build and test an innovative Direct Drive Power Take-Off (PTO) solution for tidal turbines.

The consortium’s aim in this project is to reduce the lifetime cost of tidal power by 20%, demonstrated by accelerated life testing of a next-generation tidal turbine power take-off (PTO) solution. Project outputs will be independently verified, and will enable:

1. Improved performance: 20% Lifetime Cost of Energy improvement over a conventional PTO
2. Improved reliability: extending service intervals from less than 1 year to over 2 years
3. Verified survivability: PTO design lifetime greater than 20 years

The results will be disseminated and exploited to maximise the benefit of this project to the ocean energy sector, and to raise investor and market confidence in the emerging tidal energy industry.

In order to verify the technology, we will conduct accelerated onshore and in-sea testing of a prototype PTO and achieve third party validation of the design and the test results. In parallel we will develop a commercialisation strategy for selling and licensing the product to tidal energy technology developers, and explore potential uses outside the tidal sector, such as wave power and marine propulsion.

The project is led by Nova Innovation, a world-leading tidal energy technology and project developer. Project partners are: SKF, Siemens, The University of Edinburgh, Delft Technical University, Wood Group and the Center for Wind Power Drives RWTH Aachen University.

This proposal is being submitted to the call LCE-07-2016-2017: Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating/cooling, and is perfectly aligned with the scope of the call: to increase the performance and reliability of ocean energy subsystems.

Appel à propositions

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Coordinateur

NOVA INNOVATION LTD
Adresse
45 Timber Bush
EH6 6QH Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 2 517 208,75

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 539 337,50
Adresse
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SKF GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 329 461,25
Adresse
Gunnar Wester Strasse 12
97421 Schweinfurt
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS PLC
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 240 764
Adresse
Sir William Siemens Square Faraday House Frimley
GU16 8QD Camberley
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WOOD GROUP FRANCE SAS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 225 560
Adresse
60 Rue De La Chaussee D'antin
75009 Paris
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 287 890
Adresse
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 261 343,75
Adresse
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments