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Second Generation technologies in ocean Energy

Objective

The interest for renewable energies has exponentially risen in the last few years. Several factors have contributed to this growth, highlighting the increase of the energy demand, the political instability of many countries that produce fossil fuels, the high fluctuation of oil prices, the countries’ energy dependence and the concern generated by the environmental impact produced by the traditional sources of energy. This fact has boosted the development of numerous renewable energies sources and has promoted the establishment of ambitious objectives by the main world organisations, such as the one set by the European Commission of covering 20% of the energy demand with renewable energies sources by 2020. By using current marine energy harnessing technology, it would be possible to provide up to 13% of the global energy, by extracting 2,200 TWh/year.

The OCEAN_2G (Validation and pre-certification of a new 2 MW tidal energy converter) innovation project aims to validate and develop and pre-certify for its later industrialization stage an innovative full-size tidal energy harnessing system solution, ready to enter into European and global markets boosting the growth performance of industrial partners of the consortium and placing itself as a worldwide referent in the manufacturing of floating tidal energy converters.

Magallanes Renovables SL has designed, built and tested the 1:10 scale model of the platform in open water conditions, and has finalised the construction of a full-scale prototype. The outcome of this Fast Track to Innovation project is to provide a 2 MW pre-marketable floating tidal energy platform technically validated at Vigo estuary (controlled environment) and in Scotland (real operation conditions) with the involvement in the consortium of the European reference centre for tidal energy, EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) for the pre-certification of the platform.

Call for proposal

H2020-FTIPilot-2016

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Sub call

H2020-FTIPilot-2016-1

Coordinator

SAGRES SL
Net EU contribution
€ 654 174,59
Address
Calle Prego De Montaos 7
36800 Redondela
Spain

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 654 174,59

Participants (4)

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.

MAGALLANES RENOVABLES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 393 769,68
Address
Calle Prego De Montaos 7
36800 Redondela

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 393 769,68
LEASK MARINE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 354 208,75
Address
6 Crowness Road Hatston Industrial Estate
KW15 1RG Orkney

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Highlands and Islands Orkney Islands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 354 208,75
THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 375 100,00
Address
The Charles Clouston Building Oric Back Road
KW16 3AW Stromness

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Highlands and Islands Orkney Islands
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 375 100,00
INTEGRAL MANAGEMENT FUTURE RENEWABLES FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 132 570,38
Address
14 Rue Du Pont Neuf
75001 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)
Other funding
€ 132 570,38