EU-funded FORESEA program has awarded a “Recommendation for Support” to three offshore renewable energy projects following an interim review of its fourth call
This award will allow developers to prove their technologies in real sea conditions.
FORESEA is an €11-million project which helps to bring offshore renewable energy technologies to market by offering free access to a network of test centers: EMEC (UK), DMEC (NL), SEM REV (FR) and SmartBay (IE).
FORESEA’s user selection board approved the following technology developers for support packages at the indicated test centre:
- HACE (Hydro Air Concept Energy): WEC system at SEM-REV, Centrale Nantes;
- SEAc (Acoustic of the Sea) project: from NEREIS Environnement at SEM-REV, Centrale Nantes;
- Renewable Devices Marine Ltd: Capricorn Marine Turbine at EMEC.
A final award of support is secured by the developer upon contract with the test center.
FORESEA’s 4th call for applications was launched in October last year and will run until June 29, 2018.