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Tidal Turbine Power Take-Off Accelerator

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA

Coordinator

NOVA INNOVATION LTD
Net EU contribution
€ 2 517 208,75
Address
45 Timber Bush
EH6 6QH Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 539 337,50
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SKF GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 230 547,00
Address
Gunnar Wester Strasse 12
97421 Schweinfurt

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Region
Bayern Unterfranken Schweinfurt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SKF MARINE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 34 639,69
Address
Hermann Blohm Strasse 5
20457 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SKF (U.K) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 64 274,56
Address
Sundon Park Road
LU3 3BL Luton

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Luton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS PLC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 240 764,00
Address
Sir William Siemens Square Faraday House Frimley
GU16 8QD Camberley

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WOOD GROUP FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 225 560,00
Address
60 Rue De La Chaussee D'antin
75009 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 287 890,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 261 343,75
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00