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Workshop on Offshore Renewable Energy

Published on: Wed, 27/07/2022 - 12:26
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    The workshop will present success stories, information and funding options for project coordinators to consider with the objective of establishing synergies and stimulate potential cooperation in the field of offshore renewable energy.

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    This workshop wants to explore exchange of information, synergies and clustering between offshore renewable energy projects, funded by both the EMFF/EMFAF and other funding programmes. Its main goal is to establish a framework to foster information exchange, networking and cooperation across projects and beneficiaries.

    The workshop will present success stories, information and funding options for project coordinators to consider with the objective of establishing synergies and stimulate potential cooperation in the field of offshore renewable energy.

    The EMFF has funded 14 projects dealing with offshore renewable energy:


    Project name

    Start date

    End date

    Total budget in €

    EU contribution in €

    North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy (NeSSIE)

    01/05/2017

    30/04/2019

    845,855

    676,684

    Enabling Technologies and Roadmaps for Offshore Platform Innovation (ENTROPI)

    01/04/2017

    31/03/2019

    743,890

    595,114

    Strategic Environmental Assessment of Wave energy technologies (Sea WAVE)

    01/11/2018

    31/12/2021

    956,763

    764,646

    Wave Energy in Southern Europe (WESE)

    01/11/2018

    31/10/2021

    929,606

    743,687

    Leading Edge Advanced Protection using novel thermoplastic materials and processes for offshore Wind turbine blades (LEAPWind)

    01/01/2019

    31/12/2020

    1,502,103

    988,067

    VPS for Tidal Turbine Generators (VPSTTG)

    01/01/2019

    31/12/2020

    1,527,594

    992,937

    Offshore Robotic Wind Turbine Blade Care System (Aerones)

    01/10/2020

    30/09/2023

    2,494,459

    1,746,121

    Auxiliary Towable Operation and Maintenance System for Offshore Wind Towers (ATOMS)

    01/09/2020

    31/08/2022

    3,545,109

    2,481,576

    Digitalization Of Critical Components in OFFshore wind turbines (DOCC-OFF)

    01/11/2019

    31/10/2021

    1,001,736

    651,127

    Floating Solar Energy mooRing: Innovative mooring solutions for floating solar energy (FreSher)

    01/11/2019

    30/04/2022

    1,091,402

    709,409

    Streamlining the Assessment of environmental efFEcts of WAVE energy (SafeWave)

    01/10/2020

    30/09/2023

    1,893,370

    1,514,696

    Engineering and upscaling of new floating renewable wind energy platform (SATHScale)

    01/11/2020

    31/10/2023

    3,456,062

    2,418,896

    Sustainable Innovation in la Martinique: BIOfouling Solution for clean Energy (SIMBIOSE)

    01/11/2019

    31/10/2022

    1,300,927

    845,603

    WaveRoller Wave Farm Scale-Up – Preparing to deploy the world’s first commercial wave energy farm (WaveFarm)

    01/11/2020

    31/10/2023

    3,556,064

    2,489,244


    Further, one more project, ESENSE, albeit not focusing primarily on energy, is dealing with survey, inspection, maintenance and repair of offshore infrastructure, also including renewable energy facilities.

    Based on the experience gained thus far, it seems that not all EMFF-project beneficiaries are determined to seek cooperation with other projects. In fact, carrying out projects in silos is far from being ideal to advance the blue economy and to achieve the sea-basin strategies objectives. However, previous experience shows that there is ample room for cooperation between project beneficiaries.

    The workshop will take place online on 4 October 2022 from 10:00 to 13:00 CET. An agenda and a link to join will be shared will registered participants closer to that date.