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Funding programme and call:
H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 /
Topic: LC-SC3-JA-2-2018: Support to the
realisation of the Implementation Plans of
the SET Plan / Deadline Id: H2020-LC-
SC3-2018-Joint-Actions-2

Duration:
36 months

Total budget:
1,043,745.00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:
324,900.00 €

Total funding:
992,028.50 €

Funding for PLOCAN:
58,000.00 €

Coordinator:
The sustainable Energy Authority of
Ireland (IE)

Partners:
SEAI (IE) - WAVE ENERGY SCOTLAND
LIMITED (UK) - DIRECAO-GERAL DE
ENERGIA E GEOLOGIA (PT) - FRANCE
ENERGIES MARINES (FR) - EUROPEAN
OCEAN ENERGY ASSOCIATION (BE) -
ITALIAN NATIONALAGENCY NEW
TECHNOLOGIES ENERGY SUS (IT) -
EVE (ES) - UEDIN (UK) - PLOCAN (ES)

Support to the Realisation of the Ocean Energy Implementation Plan of the SET-Plan

The SET Implementation Plan for Ocean Energy (IP) was adopted by the SET-Plan Steering Committee on the 21st of March 2018. The IP was prepared by a Temporary Working Group, with representatives from the European Commission, Member States and other stakeholders. For the execution of the IP, the TWG has evolved to assume the role of the Implementation Working Group (IWG).

Support for the OE sector to date has focused on the development of research and roadmaps which have set out the aspirations of wave and tidal sector. The principle of the IP is to transform those aspirations into operational actions. The actions listed within the IP are primarily based upon the Ocean Energy Strategic Roadmap, which has been agreed by the EC, MS, Regions, stakeholders and the wider ocean energy sector. The ambition of the IP is to outline a structured approach that will enable wave and tidal technologies to follow a credible development path, with the ultimate destination of a commercially viable products and industry. The target timescale presented in the IP is 2025 for tidal technologies and 2030 for wave technologies.

OceanSET will assist the IWG to continue their work to deliver on the targets set in the IP. In particular, OceanSET will focus on assessing the progress of the ocean energy sector and will monitor the National and EU funded projects in delivering successful supports. Relevant data will be collected annually and will be used to inform MS and EU Commission on progress of the sector, it will also be used to review what works and what doesn’t and to assess how to maximise the benefit of the funding streams provided across the MS, Regions and the EC.

The partners on this project include representatives from Ireland (SEAI), UK (WES, University of Edinburgh), France (FEM), Portugal (DGEG), Spain (EVE, PLOCAN), Italy (ENEA) and from the industry (OEE). The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will be lead partner on the project.

Funding programme and call:
H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 /
Topic: LC-SC3-RES-11-2018: Developing
solutions to reduce the cost and increase
performance of renewable technologies /
Deadline Id: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-
TwoStages

Start date:
01/04/2019

End date:
31/03/2022

Duration:
36 months

Total budget:
3,960,065.25 €

Budget for PLOCAN:
303,815.00 €

Total funding:
3,960,065.25 €

Funding for PLOCAN:
303,815.00 €

Coordinator:
X1 Wind (Exponential Renewables, S.L.) (ES)

Partners:
X1 WIND (ES) - ESM (DE) - WAVEC (PT) - PLOCAN (ES) - INTECSEA (NL) - EDP CNET (PT) - DTU (DK) - DNV (UK) - DEGIMA (ES)

Project website:
www.pivotbuoy.eu

An Advanced System for Cost-effective and Reliable Mooring, Connection, Installation & Operation of Floating Wind

The main project objective is to reduce the cost of energy (LCOE) of floating wind by 50% through the validation of the "PivotBuoy", an innovative subsystem that reduces the costs of mooring systems and floating platforms, allows faster and cheaper installation and a more reliable and sustainable operation.

The PivotBuoy system combines the advantages of Single Point Mooring systems (SPM - pre-installation of the mooring and connection system using small vessels) with those of tension-leg systems (TLPs - weight reduction, reduced mooring length and enhanced stability), enabling a radical weight reduction of 50% to 90% in floating wind systems compared to current spar and semi-submersible systems but also enabling a critical simplification in the installation of traditional TLP systems. The PivotBuoy concept, initially conceived by its founder while at MIT, is currently at TRL3 after the proof of concept in a wave tank at 1:64 scale and it is the result of years of experience. The project proposes validating the concept at PLOCAN test site, integrating a part-scale prototype of the PivotBuoy single point mooring system in a 225kW downwind floating platform developed by X1 WIND. By testing in a relevant environment, the project will also validate critical innovations related to assembly, installation and O&M techniques, reaching TRL5 at the project end.

The impact of the proposed innovations is sector wide: the system can be integrated not only in X1 WIND downwind platform but also in any other floating platforms using single point moorings systems in the wind and in other sectors such as wave energy, tidal and oil&gas industries. The project consortium, combining experienced industrial partners from the oil&gas, naval and offshore wind sectors with cutting-edge R&D centres, will also bring additional innovations in components, materials and installation and O&M techniques, advancing the state-of-the-art of the floating wind sector.

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 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº815159.

 

Funding programme and call:
ERANet-LAC 3rd Multi-Thematic Joint Call 2017/2018 involving Research
Infrastructures / Topic:
Energy #1:Ocean energy: Development of Technologies for the ecological Energy Valorization
of Marine Resources within existing Large Research Infrastructures

Duration:
36 months

Total budget:
1,433,770.00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:
81,000.00 €

Total funding:
899,300.00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:
25,000.00 €

Coordinator:
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MX)

Partners:
UNAM (MX) - URU (UY) - UGR (ES) -
FRAUNHOFER (DE) - UNICAN (ES) -
PLOCAN (ES) - UCR (CR) - UPF (ES)

Laboratory testing and knowledge transfer for the development of sustainable strategies for marine energy harvesting

SUSME is a biregional cooperation Europe-Latin America focused in testing, improving and optimizing a group of technologies for marine energy harnessing. The main goal is to set he basis for increasing the scale of the devices towards their implementation in real sea conditions and prototype dimensions.

In the context of having efficient technologies; the analysis of the data derived from the tests in laboratory, will be used to design the components, subsystems, and connection to the network, in such a way that they will contribute to the reduction of the marketing gap, interest for the industry in terms of reducing maintenance and operating costs as well as the LCOE. The mutual knowledge will be channeled to continue with the development of the technologies, as well as for future cooperation, since the results will lay the foundations to take advantage of the ocean resource in different regions.

Funding programme and call:
H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020 /
Topic: EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020: SME
instrument / Deadline Id: H2020-
SMEInst-2018-2020-2

Start date:
01/12/2018

End date:
30/11/2020

Duration:
24 months

Total budget:
0

Budget for PLOCAN:
0

Total funding:
2,499,999.00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:
0

Coordinator:
WAVEPISTON A/S (DK)

Partners:
WAVEPISTON A/S (DK)

Competitive Wave Energy on Islands

Wavepiston is developed on the shoulders of the first-generation wave energy technologies. Due to its low weight, low-tech design, simple installation and operations & maintenance, Wavepiston will be the disruptive technology that can make wave energy competitive with the other renewable energy sources.

Our prototype test and Phase 1 feasibility study have confirmed this potential. The Wavepiston system is easy to assemble on site by local staff and can be deployed from a regular tug boat, just like operations and maintenance can be carried out without expensive specialists. In the Phase 2 project we will install a full-scale Wavepiston demonstration system to demonstrate the energy potential, durability and survivability ensuring a low cost per kWh.

In the first step our customer focus is islands and isolated coastal communities. We already have the first 4 commercial customers in the pipeline; Isola Piana at Sardinia, Ebeye at Marshall Islands, Siargao at the Philippines and the Alidhoo J-resort at the Maldives. During Phase 2 we will prepare the first commercial projects together with professional energy project developers. This will enable us to start the commercialisation right after the finalisation of Phase 2.

The Wavepiston technology is protected by several patents.

The Phase 2 project plan has 5 work packages; WP1 Management, WP2 Preparation for the full scale demonstration, WP3 Manufacturing demonstration system and site installation, WP4 Demonstration and qualification, WP5 Business plan, commercial exploitation and dissemination.

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