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SEA-TITAN: Surging Energy Absorption Through Increasing Thrust And efficieNcy

Objective

The SEA-TITAN project aims at making a step change in the wave energy sector by designing, building, testing and validating a crosscutting and innovative Direct Drive Power Take-Off (PTO) solution to be used with multiple types of wave energy converter. The design will be based on the existing Wedge Global W200 PTO prototype and will focus on augmenting its specific force density and efficiency to levels which can significantly increase the energy capture in many types of Wave Energy Converters. These enhancements will also solve one of the key issues with WEC PTO systems, namely achieving sufficiently high peak force to limit hitting end-stops during large waves whilst maintaining high efficiency and low cost for the average wave case.

The performance and reliability demanded by wave energy systems exceeds the normal capabilities of commercial, off the shelf components commonly used in other industries. In the few cases where they are suitable, the costs often prove prohibitive. In addition, the lack of predominant PTO technology is causing a barrier to establishing a dedicated supply chain.

Currently each original equipment manufacturer system has different requirements, and pursuing the development of bespoke components not only limits the utility of the end product but also multiplies the development costs.

The objective of SEA TITAN proposal is to break this practice and to develop an optimized crosscutting power take-off based on the existing switched reluctance linear generator from Wedge Global with application to multiple systems through collaboration with multiple wave energy developers and an industrial partner with a strong track record on technology. In addition this proposal aims to offer the developed technology open source to promote update and accelerate innovation.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity/marine energy/wave power

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

WEDGE GLOBAL SL
Address
Calle Practicante Ignacio Rodriguez S/n, Edificio Polivalente Iv, Oficina 110
35017 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 681 376,58

Participants (10)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 100 658,75
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 255 796,25
Address
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
CORPOWER OCEAN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 85 675
Address
Vastberga Alle 60 Bv
126 30 Hagersten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTIPOD LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 700
Address
Citypoint 2, 25 Tyndrum Street
G4 0JY Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYDROCAP ENERGY
France
EU contribution
€ 85 262,50
Address
Immeuble Danica B - 21 Av Georges Pompidou
69003 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGY TECHNOLOGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 436 812,50
Address
Via Della Solidarieta 2/1
40056 Valsamoggia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASG SUPERCONDUCTORS SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 688,94
Address
Corso Perrone 73R
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FABRICOM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 715 428,92
Address
Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34-36
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CNET CENTRE FOR NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 222 750
Address
Rua Cidade De Goa 4
2685 039 Sacavem E Prior Velho Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 46 906,25
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other