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Advanced Design Tools for Ocean Energy Systems Innovation, Development and Deployment

Advanced Design Tools for Ocean Energy Systems Innovation, Development and Deployment

Objective

Ocean Energy can play an important role in addressing one of the EU’s biggest challenges: providing clean, affordable and sustainable energy. However, ocean energy technologies are not yet mature enough to overcome all challenges related to performance, reliability, survivability, and resulting cost of energy.
DTOceanPlus will accelerate the commercialisation of the Ocean Energy sector by developing and demonstrating an open source suite of design tools for the selection, development, deployment and assessment of ocean energy systems (including sub-systems, energy capture devices and arrays). This will align innovation and development processes with those used in mature engineering sectors.
- Technology concept selection will be facilitated by a Structured Innovation tool.
- Technology development will be enabled by a Stage-Gate tool.
- Technology deployment will be supported by a 2nd generation of the FP7 DTOcean tools.
This suite of design tools will reduce the technical and financial risks of the technology to achieve the deployment of cost-competitive wave and tidal arrays. DTOceanPlus will underpin a rapid reduction in the Levelised Cost of Energy offered by facilitating improvement in the reliability, performance and survivability of ocean energy systems and analysing the impact of design on energy yield, O&M and the environment, thus making the sector more attractive for private investment.
These objectives and impacts will be achieved through the implementation of 9 work packages covering user engagement, tool development, demonstration of tools against real projects (thus outputting a suite of tools at TRL 6), analysis of supply chains and potential markets, exploitation, dissemination and education.
The DTOceanPlus consortium has been formed to include representatives of all key user and stakeholder groups. It includes all core partners from the FP7 DTOcean project along with the developers of Europe’s leading ocean energy sub-systems, devices and arrays.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 891 906,25

Participants (14)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 798 512,50

ENERGY SYSTEMS CATAPULT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 686 220

WAVE ENERGY SCOTLAND LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 511 670

ASSOCIATION DE PREFIGURATION DE L INSTITUT D'EXCELLENCE DES ENERGIES DECARBONEES (IEED) FRANCE ENERGIES MARINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 849 750

WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 434 375

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 531 875

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 833 262,50

ENEL GREEN POWER

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 79 843,75

NAVAL ENERGIES

France

EU Contribution

€ 227 097,50

BUREAU VERITAS MARINE & OFFSHORE REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET DE PLATEFORMES OFFSHORE

France

EU Contribution

€ 104 781,25

OCEANTEC ENERGIAS MARINAS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 343,75

NOVA INNOVATION LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 345,25

CORPOWER OCEAN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 92 968,75

OPEN CASCADE

France

EU Contribution

€ 461 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 785921

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 045 472,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 689 076,50

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain