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Effective Lifetime Extension in the Marine Environment for Tidal Energy

Project description

New turbine control system to harness the power of tides

Tidal power – produced by the surge of ocean waters during the rise and fall of tides – is a major renewable energy source, but the technology is still in its infancy. The EU-funded ELEMENT project will develop a new tidal turbine control system (based on wind turbine technology) to optimise performance and cut the lifetime cost of energy by 17 %. This will make the EU tidal energy sector commercially viable. It will demonstrate a prototype system using onshore bench-testing, tow testing and in-sea deployment at two real tidal sites. A demonstration of subsea and floating devices will also be undertaken. The project will also seek to increase public awareness and support for tidal energy projects.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-TwoStages
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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
€ 2 241 262,50

Participants (10)

OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 457 650
Address
Offshore House Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth Northumberland
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHANTIER BRETAGNE SUD
France
EU contribution
€ 392 050
Address
Manebraz
56550 Belz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOSEA
France
EU contribution
€ 208 650
Address
1 Rue De La Noe
44321 Nantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WOOD GROUP FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 226 150
Address
60 Rue De La Chaussee D'antin
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORTEK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 118 862,50
Address
Vangkroken 2
1351 Rud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 397 310
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DNV UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 250
Address
30 Stamford Street 4Th Floor
SE1 9LQ London
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
€ 250 125
Address
Quai Saint Brice 35
7500 Tournai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION DE PREFIGURATION DE L INSTITUT D'EXCELLENCE DES ENERGIES DECARBONEES (IEED) FRANCE ENERGIES MARINES
France
EU contribution
€ 368 737,50
Address
Batiment Cap Ocean, 525 Avenue Alexis De Rochon
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
ABB LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 256 575
Address
Daresbury Park
WA4 4BT Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)