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R&D+I

Current Projects

DTOCEAN PLUS

Developing design tools for ocean energy technologies, from the conception, to the development and deployment stages.

SEA-TITAN

Designing, testing and validating a crosscutting Direct Drive Power Take-Off solution to be used with multiple types of wave energy converter.

MEGAROLLER

Developing a generic PTO for integration into wave-type devices of the type arises in order to be mass produced.

+ATLÂNTICO

Science and Technology Policies - Exploitation of the Deep Sea and of Oil & Gas in the South Atlantic region.

ARTIFEX

Development of a robotic manipulator to equip ROVs.

KRAKEN

Development of a robotic arm for Offshore operations.

MARINERG-I

The objective of MARINERG-i is to become the leading internationally distributed infrastructure in the Marine Renewable Energy sector

MARINET2

MaRINET 2 will ensure the integration and enhancement of European research infrastructure and facilities specialising in research, development and testing of offshore renewable energy systems.

OCEANIC

Developing systems for surfaces protection to provide the Ocean Energy sector solutions to improve its reliability and project’s life time.

RECODE

Developing a set of industry-enabling cost-effective components, specifically designed for reliable and sustainable delivery of ocean energy generation.

WAVEBOOST

Advanced Braking Module with Cyclic Energy Recovery System (CERS) for enhanced reliability and performance of Wave Energy Converters

WETFEET

WETFEET has the overall aim to understand and find solutions to the constraints of wave energy technology.

Past Projects

DEMOGRAVI3

Demonstration of the GRAVI3 technology – innovative gravity foundation for offshore wind.

HIWAVE

The HiWave project is focused on the development of a wave energy technology by the Swedish company Corpower.

MERIKA

MERIKA deals among others, with environmental related issues of offshore wind devices and their planning.

OCEANET (2013 - 2017)

Training and research network in wave energy and offshore wind.

 

Pico Wave Plant

Pico OWC was built as the European Wave Energy Pilot Plant

DEMOWFLOAT (2011-2016)

The objective of the DEMOWFLOAT project is to demonstrate the long-term Windfloat performance.

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Scientific Papers

2017
Conference Publications and Presentations

Sarmento, A., and J. J. Cândido. ‘Challenges, Risks and Barriers to Wave Energy Commercialization and Support Public Policies’. Edinburgh, UK, 2016.

Guérinel, M., E. Jansson, J. Todalshaug, M. Jesmani, and K. Guijt. “Modelling Alternatives for a Heaving Point Absorber with and without Stiffness Modulation.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 1190–91–1190–98. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Vicente, M., P. Benreguig, S. Crowley, and J. Murphy. “Tupperwave - Initial Numerical Modelling and Optimization.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 785-1-785–10. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Vicente, P., K. Krugel, M. Lopes, R. Gomes, J. Doussal, S. Girardin, F. Gorintin, and M. Philippe. “Engineering Analysis of the Submergence as a Survivability Strategy for Floating OWCs.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 914–1–914–10. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Howey, B., K. Collins, P. Vicente, R. Gomes, V. Harnois, M. Hann, G. Iglesias, and D. Greaves. “A Physical Mooring Comparison for a Floating OWC.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 921–1–921–28. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Wendt, Fabian, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Kim Nielsen, Kelley Ruehl, Tim Bunnik, Imanol Touzon, Bo Woo Namk, et al. “OES Task 10 WEC Modelling Verification and Validation.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 1197–1–1197–10. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Journal Publications

Collin, A.J.; Nambiar, A.J.; Bould, D.; Whitby, B.; Moonem, M.A.; Schenkman, B.; Atcitty, S.; Chainho, P.; Kiprakis, A.E.    Electrical Components for Marine Renewable Energy Arrays: A Techno-Economic Review. Energies 2017, 10, 1973.