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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-IA

Coordinator

THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 621 118,00
Address
The Charles Clouston Building Oric Back Road
KW16 3AW Stromness
United Kingdom

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Region
Highlands and Islands Orkney Islands
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 621 118,00

Participants (5)

NAVAL ENERGIES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 3 660 796,00
Address
31-35 Rue De La Federation
75015 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
€ 3 660 796,00
OPENHYDRO TECHNOLOGY FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 3 348 147,12
Address
4 - 6 Avenue Louis Lumiere - Cs60624 Centre D Acti Louis Lumiere
50106 Cherbourg-octeville Cedex

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Region
Normandie Basse-Normandie Manche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 3 348 147,12
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.

OPENHYDRO GROUP LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 4 505 662,88
Address
1 Custom House Plaza Harbourmaster Place Ifsc
D01 C2CS Dublin 1

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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
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 4 505 662,88
CRIST OFFSHORE SPOLKA Z ORGANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 408 690,00
Address
Ul. Czechoslowacka, Nr 3
81 336 Gdynia

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Region
Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 2 408 690,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 455 586,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 455 586,00