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MaRINET2 – Providing support for offshore renewable energy developers

Marinet2 third call for applications now open

MaRINET2 offers free-of-charge access to world-class marine renewable energy testing facilities throughout Europe. The 3rd call for applications for Transnational Access to these test facilities will be open from 1 Nov 2018 to 15 Dec 2018. Granted applications will be able to access the facilities from 25 Feb 2019 to 13 Aug 2019.

TECNALIA offers two test facilities:

–       Tecnalia’s Component Corrosion Test Platform (HarshLab):  is and advanced floating platform moored 1.7 miles away Armintza’s coast (Gulf of Biscay, Spain) designed for the evaluation of materials and components against corrosion, ageing and fouling phenomena in real offshore environment.

–       Tecnalia PTO Lab: a turbine emulator to reproduce the mechanical output of an ocean energy device/wind turbine. It consists of a HIL (Hardware in the Loop) test bench for grid connection of wind turbines and ocean energy converters, focused on testing electrical components and control laws.

 

This time, TECNALIA and EVE work coordinated and offer a joint access to their infrastructures.

EVE- Mutriku Wave Power Plant: integrated in the breakwater of Mutriku, the grid connected plant consists of 16 OWC allowing to test new concepts in air turbines, generators, control strategies and auxiliary equipment.

Tecnalia PTO Lab is prepared to replicate the behavior of Mutriku Wave Plant. Users aiming at testing in Mutriku can validate their models first in the controlled laboratory environment of Tecnalia PTO Lab (apply in this 3rd call). And then easily change to Mutriku Wave Power Plant (apply in 4th call in August 2018).

 

This successful experience has already been proved in OPERA project with experts of IST that tested their control models within MaRINET project in Tecnalia PTO Lab previous to their tests in Mutriku Wave Plant.

 

To find out if you’re eligible for support, contact us directly, or visit the MaRINET2 website or contact us directly:

http://www.marinet2.eu/facilities/application-procedure/www.marinet2.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731084.

www.marinet2.eu

 

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