The innovative Scottish technology developer, Orbital Marine Power is leading a pan-European
consortium comprising of six partners from across UK, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Belgium.
Orbital Marine Power
Orbital Marine Power is credited with pioneering floating tidal stream turbines since the company’s formation in 2002 in Orkney, Scotland. Orbital have maintained and advanced this position by developing the world’s leading engineering knowledge and technology in floating tidal stream turbines.
- Project coordinator
- Lead technology developer
European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
EMEC is the leading centre for testing, demonstrating and verifying wave and tidal energy technologies in the sea. To date, EMEC has hosted more marine energy devices than at any other site in the world.
- Test and demonstration site: The O2.2 will be deployed at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal test site off Eday in Orkney, where the O2.1 is currently being demonstrated. Once installed next to the O2, the new turbine will be part of the world’s most powerful floating tidal array.
- Facilitate hydrogen production
- Comprehensive environmental monitoring programme
- Develop live environmental monitoring system and test programme
- Communications and Dissemination lead
SKF delivers innovative solutions to equipment manufacturers and production facilities in every major industry worldwide. Having expertise in multiple competence areas supports SKF Life Cycle Management, a proven approach to improving equipment reliability, optimizing operational and energy efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership. These competence areas include bearings and units, seals, lubrication systems, mechatronics, and a wide range of services, from 3-D computer modelling to cloud-based condition monitoring and asset management services.
- Design and build optimised fully integrated power train solution, designed for volume manufacture.
- Technical innovations targeting increased rated power, enhanced turbine performance and array integration solutions.
- LCOE reduction.
University College Cork
University College Cork, headquarters of MaREI: the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine and home of Lir National Ocean Energy Test facility (Lir NOTF). The Centre comprises over 220 researchers focusing on defined global challenges such as the energy transition, climate action and the blue economy.
- Responsible for addressing marine spatial planning issues for wide scale uptake of tidal energy.
University of Edinburgh
The Institute for Energy Systems, IES, is a multi-disciplinary research institute within the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Approximately 70 academic and research staff (and over 100 postgraduate students) deliver world leading research in low carbon energy systems, technology and policy. Institute expertise includes resource modelling and measurement, hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, electromagnetics, power-electronics, control, power systems analysis and life-cycle analysis. The IES hosts world class test facilities for offshore renewable energy, in particular the FloWave Test-Tank, and leads and participates in academic and industrial-academic projects.
- Deliver techno-economic analysis of tidal energy
ENGIE Laborelec, an entity of the ENGIE Group, is a leading centre of expertise and research in the area of electrical energy. Drawing on the skills of 335 specialist engineers and technicians, it provides operational support, technical consulting, and applied R&D services, operating across the entire electricity value chain. Its services support a wide range of customers in electricity generation, transmission, distribution, storage, and end-use, with a particular focus on the energy transition and net zero carbon. ENGIE Laborelec, now part of ENGIE’s Research & Innovation division, is a global player active in more than 60 countries and has offices in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Latin America, and the Middle East.
- Assess large scale integration of offshore energy to the European energy system
- Develop a smart energy management system and an operational forecasting tool for energy systems management
- Developing hydrogen production / battery storage integrated with tidal stream energy to support enhanced revenue streams and ‘grid friendly’ electricity with large scale replicability across Europe.
- Enhance reliability through a holistic CM approach that mitigates critical risks identified by FMEA of the existing and new design
- Introduce Current Signature Analysis (CSA) in the CM approach