As part of the Interreg Atlantic Area funded PORTOS Project, novel marine renewable energy technologies will be tested at our facilities
As part of the Interreg Atlantic Area funded PORTOS Project, novel marine renewable energy technologies will be tested at various test facilities in the Atlantic Area. In March 2020, a call for countries within the Atlantic Area was released whereby technologists were invited to submit applications for review by an independent selection panel.
The application and evaluation process was managed by University College Cork (MaREI), Ireland. We are delighted to announce the seven successful projects. Each technology will be tested for two weeks at the facilities along with the associated successful companies that are listed below:
• Universidade do Porto (UPORTO), Portugal: Limerick Wave Ltd. and Seaturns
• Fundación Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria (IH Cantabria), Spain: IDOM Consulting and Rotary Wave S.L.
• University of Plymouth (UoP), England: Pytheas Technology and Bluenewables
• Universidad de Oviedo (UNIOVI), Spain: Asturmadi Reneergy, S.L.
Congratulations to the successful projects and thank you to all the applicants who took the time to submit their projects. The tests are expected to take place between August 2020 and March 2021.
About PORTOS Project
PORTOS (Ports Towards Energy Self-Sufficiency) aims to promote the implementation of wave, tidal and wind energy, at Atlantic Area ports, as to impact two environmental priorities: reduction of greenhouse gases emissions and air pollution by providing renewable energy-based solutions to harvest the renewable energy potential of Atlantic Area coastal areas.
PORTOS also aims to assess, develop and promote the integrated use of renewable energy resources in Atlantic Area ports and increase their energy efficiency, establishing a roadmap to a more competitive and sustainable sector.
There will be a second call for the following test facilities commencing in September 2020.
• Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain – wave/current flume;
• Ecole d’Ingenieurs en Genie des Systemes Industriels, France – technical assessment of novel technologies.
• Universidad de Oviedo, Spain – numerical modelling of novel technologies