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Advanced monitoring, simulation and control of tidal devices in unsteady, highly turbulent realistic tide environments

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727689

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 974 990,02

  • EU contribution

    € 4 974 990,02

Coordinated by:

BUREAU VERITAS - REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET D'AERONEFS

France

Objective

Recent advances in the measurement of flow in highly energetic tidal currents allows the effects of both turbulence and ocean waves to be characterised. This provides improved understanding of the causes of failure in tidal devices, including blades, seals, bearings, PTO & other critical components. Combining this new understanding with state-of-the-art condition monitoring systems will allow fault-tolerant, resilient, components to be designed.

The project will combine innovation in flow measurement, condition monitoring and turbine
components with tide-to-wire modelling to design reliable power take off & control systems delivering grid compliant energy. This is only possible by the inclusion of partners with:
(1.) a proven track record of high resolution flow measurements in the highly energetic waters of the EMEC tidal site,
(2.) access to open- sea pilot test site and turbine data,
(3.) world leading capabilities in testing of materials for the marine environment, in design, construction, installation and operation of tidal devices, condition monitoring / condition-
based maintenance, world leading tank test facilities, and a detailed understanding of technology verification & certification in offshore energy.

Machines using the outputs of the project will be a key part of new bankable projects to deliver electricity at a highly competitive LCE.

Through the design of reliable intelligent blades and components with integrated condition monitoring, for the first time, provide [...know how...] for Real Turbines, operating in Real Seas and under Real Conditions.
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Coordinator

BUREAU VERITAS - REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET D'AERONEFS

Address

Boulevard Du Chateau 67-71
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 022 636,35

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 212 342,46

EnerOcean S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 635 000

SABELLA

France

EU Contribution

€ 870 593,75

1-TECH

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 307 500

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 506 386,83

INGETEAM POWER TECHNOLOGY SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 420 530,63

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727689

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 974 990,02

  • EU contribution

    € 4 974 990,02

Coordinated by:

BUREAU VERITAS - REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET D'AERONEFS

France