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Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal

Objective

In this flagship project, the EnFAIT (Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal) Team, a partnership of leading European companies, will demonstrate a grid-connected tidal energy array that:

- demonstrates a step change in the lifetime cost of energy for tidal power;
- proves that high array reliability & availability can be achieved with best practice maintenance regimes;
- captures and disseminates substantial learning on fundamental issues for the ocean energy industry;
- builds investor confidence;
- takes a huge step towards creating a commercial, bankable tidal energy sector; and
- at 6 turbines, will be the largest number of devices ever deployed in an ocean energy array.

This project will build upon an existing operational site, minimising development risk and allowing the generation of real-world results from day one. The technology used in the array has 100% EU content. The layout of the turbines will be adjusted within the project, enabling array interactions and optimisation to be studied for the first time at a real tidal energy site.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-IA
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Coordinator

NOVA INNOVATION LTD
Address
45 Timber Bush
EH6 6QH Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 9 991 163,60

Participants (9)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 073 790
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SKF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 220 992,50
Address
Gunnar Wester Strasse 12
97421 Schweinfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HMK TECHNICAL SERVICES LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kappa House Hatter Street
CW12 1QJ Congleton Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WOOD GROUP FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 341 355
Address
60 Rue De La Chaussee D'antin
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCE INTERCOMMUNALE DEDEVELOPPEMENT DES ARRONDISSEMENTSDE TOURNAI D'ATH ET DE COMMUNESAVOISINANTES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 397 827,50
Address
Quai Saint Brice 35
7500 Tournai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 497 825
Address
Offshore House Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth Northumberland
Activity type
Research Organisations
RSK ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 283 290
Address
202 Quai De Clichy
92110 Clichy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOJO MARITIME LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 72 896,52
Address
27 Avenue Road
TR11 4AY Falmouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JAMES FISHER MARINE SERVICES LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 35 459,38
Address
Michaelson Road
LA14 1HR Barrow-in- Furness
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)