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Fast-tracking Offshore Renewable energy With Advanced Research to Deploy 2030MW of tidal energy before 2030

Objective

There is 10 GW of predictable, high value tidal stream potential in European waters, with up to 100 GW of capacity globally. It is an entirely unharnessed resource, with just 13 MW currently deployed .

FORWARD-2030 has an overall objective to fast track 2030MW of tidal energy deployment by 2030. The project has five specific objectives:
1. Reducing Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) from ?200/MWh to ?150/MWh,
2. Enhancing environmental and societal acceptance,
3. Complete industrial design for volume manufacture rollout for 10 and 100+ MW projects,
4. Reducing life cycle carbon emissions by 33% from 18 gCO2 eq/kWh to 12 gCO2 eq/kWh,
5. Enhancing commercial returns and energy system integration (with battery storage and green hydrogen production).

Objective 1 is focused on fast-tracking innovation to support the development of a technically and commercially viable tidal energy solution by rapidly reducing LCOE. This will be achieved by developing and verifying seven high priority cost reduction innovations to reduce CAPEX, reduce OPEX, increase efficiency and increase availability.

Objectives 2, 3, 4 and 5 are focused on the regulatory and commercial barriers that must be overcome to achieve the project vison of installing 2030MW of tidal energy by 2030. It will be achieved by developing three market uptake innovations: an integrated environmental monitoring system, an energy management system, and an operational forecasting tool. Four market rollout initiatives will be completed: a supply chain plan for large scale roll out, Societal Cost of Energy (SCOE) assessment tool, marine spatial planning to encompass floating tidal and a life cycle carbon reduction assessment.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020-1
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Coordinator

ORBITAL MARINE POWER LIMITED
Address
Innovation Centre - Orkney Hatston Pier Road, Crowness Business Park
KW15 1ZL Kirkwall
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 10 570 413,88

Participants (6)

SKF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 217 258,63
Address
Gunnar Wester Strasse 12
97421 Schweinfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKF SVERIGE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 296 050
Address
.
415 50 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 4 291 352,50
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 600 196,25
Address
Back Road Old Academy
KW16 3AW Stromness
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 102 500
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 432 095
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments