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Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 262552

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 045 266,22

  • EU contribution

    € 8 999 997,58

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

Objective

Offshore Renewable Conversion systems are mostly at the pre-commercial stage of development. They comprise wave energy and tidal stream converters as well as offshore wind turbines for electrical generation. These devices require research to be undertaken at a series of scales along the path to commercialization. Each technology type is currently at a different stage of development but each one also needs specific research infrastructures to facilitate and catalyze commercialization. The aim of this project is to coordinate research and development at all scales (small models through to prototype scales from Laboratory through to Open Sea tests) and to allow access for researchers and developers into facilities which are not available universally in Europe. The linking together of facilities at different scales together with the incorporation of test facilities for components such as power take-off systems, grid integration, moorings, environmental tests will ensure a focusing of activities in this area.

MaRINET brings together an Infrastructure with 42 Facilities from 28 Partners spread across 11 EU countries and 1 ICPC, Brazil. It also brings together a network of expertise in the Offshore Marine Renewable Energy sector with experience at all scales of offshore technology research and development. MaRINET offers over 600 weeks of access to 300 projects and 800 external users.

The majority (77%) of the MaRINET budget has been targeted in the areas most prioritized in the EC Call such as networking, training, dissemination and transnational access.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Address

Western Road
T12 Yn60 Cork

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 653 438,62

Administrative Contact

David O'connell (Dr.)

Participants (28)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 787 817,78

ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 565 673,84

OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 265 875,27

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 217 521,69

THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 445 730,36

ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 303 690,27

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 193 199,68

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 512 803,11

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 555 453,93

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 509 264,72

THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 115 681,09

STICHTING DUTCH MARINE ENERGY CENTRE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 167 282,45

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 330 928,16

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 734 556,17

WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 185 425,92

1-TECH

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 158 306,80

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 260 547,54

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 169 819,20

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 245 242,66

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 177 611,71

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 273 438,56

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 59 536,05

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 68 022,80

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 182 834,94

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 174 708,18

INSTITUTO DE PESQUISAS TECNOLOGICAS DO ESTADO DE SAO PAULO SA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 36 390

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 534 196,08

PIN SOC.CONS. A R.L. - SERVIZI DIDATTICI E SCIENTIFICI PER L UNIVERSITA DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 115 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 262552

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 045 266,22

  • EU contribution

    € 8 999 997,58

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland