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The project aims to design, build and validate a generic high performance, cost-efficient and reliable PTO that can be integrated into oscillating wave surge converter (OWSC) designs and therefore massively deployed by the global energy sector.


WavEC will be responsible for the environmental and socioeconomic aspects of the project, which includes the performance of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and the development of a EIA decision making tool. The LCA will be carried out to support decision making through a comparative analysis between different designs. The EIA tool aims at helping the user decide on best monitoring techniques across all development phases through a stressor-receptor interaction approach. For each phase, these interactions, or potential key effects, will be identified resulting in impact matrixes. After the identification of the most relevant key effects, the tool will recommend on best mitigation measures and monitoring techniques.


General Information


Funding: Horizon2020
WavEC Coordinator: Teresa Simas / Maria Apolónia
Total Funding (Requested EU contribution): € 4 946 770
WavEC Funding: € 150 000
Duration: May 2018 – April 2021 (36 months)
Coordinator: AW-Energy
Partners: ABB Finland, Cruz Atcheson, Hydroll, Hydman, SINTEF, VTT, University of Bergen, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology and WavEC Offshore Renewables.