Ocean Demo programme opens 4th call for applications

CorPower C3 wave energy converter (WEC) deployment at EMEC Scapa Flow site. Image by Colin Keldie.

June 7 (Renewables Now) - The EU-funded EUR-13-million (USD 15.8m) Ocean DEMO programme on Friday announced the start of its fourth call for applications for offshore renewable energy projects ready for deployment this year or in early 2022.

Technology developers can apply for free access to the Ocean DEMO project's test sites in open sea and opportunity to test multi-device arrays or single units that can be scaled up to multi-unit facilities in the future.

Winning applicants will have access to test centres including the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Scotland, SmartBay Ireland, the Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) and SEM-REV in France.

The fourth call will close on September 10.

"Despite delays in 2020, technology developers are still ready and eager to test their devices and push the sector forwards. This shows the resilience of the ocean energy industry and is very encouraging for the future of the project," Lisa Fitzpatrick, Project Manager at EMEC and Ocean DEMO Project Leader, commented.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.217)

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