This project will help Atlantic Arc companies test the next generation of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) technology in real sea environments and prove power can be economically generated from the ocean. Blue-GIFT will result in a minimum of 8 MRE floating wind, wave or tidal precommercial demonstrations, over 24,000hrs of operation, work with over 20 SME's, sustaining 30+ jobs and helping to secure €15M investment into MRE companies.
WavEC is the coordiator of the dissemination package and manages the site test at Aguçadoura.
Funding: Interreg Atlantic Area
WavEC Coordinator: Ana Brito e Melo
Total Funding (Requested EU contribution): € 1 852 775
WavEC Funding: € 328 940
Duration: march 2019 – March 2022 (36 months)
Partners: SEENEOH, Bimep Biscay Marine Energy Platform, Plocan, SmartBay Ireland, Ecole Central de Nantes and WavEC Offshore Renewables.