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Verification through Accelerated testing Leading to Improved wave energy Designs

Objective

The VALID project will develop and validate a new test rig platform and procedures for accelerated hybrid testing that can be used across the wave energy sector to improve the reliability and survivability of the components and subsystems that form Wave Energy Converters (WECs). The methodology for accelerated hybrid testing combines both physical testing (physical test rigs) and virtual testing (simulated environment, numerical models and data). The VALID Hybrid Test Platform (VHTP) will become the interface that allows for seamless accelerated hybrid testing. With the long-term goal of establishing a standard for future use and making a step-change impact on the sector, the new test rig platform and methodology will be validated for a variety of WECs, critical components and subsystems through three different user cases.

Often faults in component and subsystems are detected through extensive and costly sea testing in late stages of device development (high TRLs) and finding a problem at late development stages can add significant cost and delays to initial schedules, eventually leading to company’s bankruptcy. Sound testing methods are thus needed to reduce the uncertainties, increase confidence in results, assist and guide the concept and subcomponents design, and thus largely assist in the decision-making progress.

The new hybrid testing platform with open access for models, testbeds and improved data management are all necessary to lower the cost on future technologies. VALID assembles the full value chain required from methodology and platform development (AVL, Aquatera), technology development (Corpower, IDOM, Wavepiston), LCOE (Julia F Chosaz Consult Engineering) to certification bodies (RINA-C) in order to develop an integrated solution with support from RTO (RISE, Tecnalia, Bimep) and academia (Aalborg University, TUDelft).

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 678 741,25

Participants (12)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 527 741,25
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
CORPOWER OCEAN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 579 616,25
Address
Vastberga Alle 60 Bv
126 30 Hagersten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 275 567,50
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BISCAY MARINE ENERGY PLATFORM SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 207 492,50
Address
Cl Atalaia 2, Bajo
48620 Lemoiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDOM CONSULTING, ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE S.A.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 290 442,50
Address
Av Zarandoa 23
48015 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 444 817,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 293 423,75
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAVEPISTON AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 550 367,50
Address
Kronborg 10A, 3000 Helsingør
3000 Helsinger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 902,50
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AQUATERA SUSTAINABILITY IRELAND LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 245 491,25
Address
Unit 3 Olympis House Pleasants Street
D08 RY70 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERNANDEZ CHOZAS JULIA
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 134 292,50
Address
Norre Farimagsgade 27C 1 Th
1360 Copenhagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
YAVIN FOUR CONSULTANTS,UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 499 755
Address
Rua Frei Carlos, Lote 7, 2 Esq
7000737 Evora
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)