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FloTEC webinar: Lessons learnt from developing the world’s most powerful tidal stream turbine
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

FloTEC webinar

The Floating Tidal Energy Commercialisation (FloTEC) project, led by Orbital Marine Power, aimed to demonstrate how floating tidal systems can provide low-cost, high-value energy to the European grid mix. The project built on Orbital’s existing floating tidal technology to develop and demonstrate the world’s most powerful tidal stream turbine – the O2. The aim was to demonstrate an advanced, full-scale device in real conditions with high levels of reliability and survivability, while developing a greater understanding of factors such as installation, operation and decommissioning costs.

Thanks to FloTEC, the Orbital O2 2 MW tidal energy turbine was deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney in 2021 and is scheduled to operate at EMEC for the next 15 years.

The FloTEC project however has come to an end, and the project team would like to provide insight into the work undertaken during the project. The O2 features a number of innovations, including up to 50 percent greater energy capture through enlarged rotors with a lower rated speed, full onsite access to all turbine systems through an optimised platform configuration, high performance blades and compatibility with local supply chain and infrastructure.

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Join us on 23rd September. Click here to register.

Project funders and partners

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 691916.

Project partners are Orbital Marine Power, ABB UK, DP Energy, EDF, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), SKF, Technology from Ideas, Eirecomposites, National University of Ireland Galway and University College Cork.

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Alstom

Alstom

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hammerfest

Aquamarine

Aquamarine Power

atlantis

Atlantis Resources Corporation

Nautricity

Nautricity

Naval Group

Naval Group

openhydro

Open Hydro

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Orbital Marine

pelamis

pleamis

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ScottishPower Renewables

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Seatricity

Sustainable Marine Energy

Sustainable Marine Energy

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Voith Hydro

Wello

Wello Oy

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