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Scaling up to the Normandie Hydro Open-Centre Tidal Turbine Pilot Array

Objective

OCTARRAY is part of an an ambitious 3-year tidal array demonstration programme located in North Western French territorial waters of the Raz Blanchard, a 15 km strait situated between Cap de la Hague and Alderney Island. The array (known as the Normandie Hydro array) will consist of 7 x 2.0MW Open-Centre Turbines (OCT) designed and constructed by the OpenHydro Group which will be installed at depths of between 30 and 40 meters with a total capacity of 14MW. The turbines will be connected by inter-array cabling via a subsea connector and exported onto the grid via an export cable and substation. The project is scheduled to commence operations and begin exporting grid compliant power to the French National Grid in 2019. The objectives of the project are to develop, construct and operate a tidal turbine array in real conditions and to test and confirm the technical and economic viability of tidal energy in preparation for developments on an industrial and commercial scale. The successful demonstration of the pilot array will achieve several technical, industrial, economic and commercial ‘firsts’ which will facilitate and accelerate the development and growth of the tidal industry. OCTARRAY will establish new knowledge and capability to enable the scale up to future commercial arrays (up to 300MW), Levelised Cost of Energy reduction and will provide valuable data and learning on array effects and performance for the benefit of future tidal array projects in the rest of Europe and strategic locations in the world for renewable energy development. Through projects such as OCTARRAY and the Normandie Hydro array, Europe has the opportunity to significantly build its reputation as a world leader in the development and integration of tidal energy, and benefit from the diversity that the technology brings to the overall energy generation portfolio.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-IA
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
Address
Back Road Old Academy
KW16 3AW Stromness
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 621 118

Participants (4)

NAVAL ENERGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 3 660 796
Address
40-42 Rue Du Docteur Finlay
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPENHYDRO TECHNOLOGY FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 7 853 810
Address
4 - 6 Avenue Louis Lumiere - Cs60624 Centre D Acti Louis Lumiere
50106 Cherbourg-octeville Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRIST OFFSHORE SPOLKA Z ORGANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 2 408 690
Address
Ul. Czechoslowacka, Nr 3
81 336 Gdynia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 455 586
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments