The €11 million (US $12 million) FORESEA project brings together Europe’s leading ocean energy test facilities to help demonstration of tidal, wave and offshore wind energy technologies in real-sea conditions.
Of particular interest to both parties is the development of methods to facilitate environmental studies around marine energy converters.
Results from the study will support and inform the wave energy convertor (WEC) designs currently under development.
The Floating Tidal Energy Commercialisation (FloTEC) project will demonstrate the potential for floating tidal systems to provide low-cost, high-value energy to the European grid mix.
Tocardo has signed up to demonstrate a 20 year pre-commercial tidal array at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.
Scotrenewables Tidal Power has completed the deployment of its advanced modular anchoring system at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney in preparation for the installation of its SR2000 2MW floating tidal turbine.