The FloTEC project will advance Scotrenewables’ already low cost floating tidal technology to a 25% lower Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE), preproduction model through a series of targeted innovations that will be delivered in an SR2000 Mark 2 machine.
The project, which is funded through the European Commission’s Horizon2020 programme, brings together several of Scotrenewables supply chain and strategic partners to deliver promising innovations in a number of areas including the following:
- Centralised Power Conversion with Integrated Energy Storage
- Improved energy capture through increased rotor swept area
- Advanced lower cost manufacturing techniques in both turbine structure and blades
- Mooring load dampers to peak mooring loads
Project partners are ABB UK, Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries, Technology from Ideas, Eirecomposites, University College Cork, DP Energy, SKF and EMEC.
The project is currently in the design and engineering phase, with the SR2000 Mark 2 due for installation at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney in 2018.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691916.