EU-SCORES is a highly ambitious EU-funded project aimed at demonstrating and unlocking the large-scale potential of multi-source, offshore renewable energy farms across different European sea basins. This will be achieved through two highly comprehensive and impactful demonstrations: (1) An offshore solar PV system in Belgium co-located with a bottom fixed windfarm and; (2) A wave energy array in Portugal co-located with a floating wind farm.
The multi-source demonstrations in EU-SCORES will showcase the benefits of a continuous power output harnessing the complementarity between wind, sun and waves as it leads to a more resilient and stable power system, higher capacity factors and a lower total cost per MWh. These aspects will also improve the business case for the production of green hydrogen within these parks. The full-scale demonstrations will prove how the increased power output and capacity installed per km2 will reduce the amount of marine space needed, thereby leaving more space for aquaculture, fisheries, shipping routes and environmentally protected zones.
WavEC will have a key role on the demonstration the wave- wind project integration in Portugal in terms of engineering and environmental assessment and monitoring, namely leading tasks related to O&M planning and optimal maintenance strategy development, demonstrating the potential of autonomous monitoring solutions. WavEC will be responsible for carrying out detailed studies on the economic and social impacts of a multi-source park arrangements on jobs and local communities. Finally, leveraging on its experience in offshore renewables business development, WavEC will be involved in the development of techno-economic assessments for multi-source systems, resource analysis and numerical modelling, but also study the business case for integrating green hydrogen production in multi-source offshore renewable energy farms.
WavEC Coordinator: Francisco Correia da Fonseca
Total Funding (Requested contribution): € 34,951,532.83
WavEC Funding: € 1,307,750.00
Duration: September 2021 – September 2025 (48 months)
Partners: INNOSEA, TUD, UU, EXC, Inestec, OOE, CPO, WavEC - Offshore Renewables, BA, LUT, RINA, RWE, EDP, ENEL, SBM and SBE.