The Ocean_2G (Second Generation technologies in ocean energy) project aims to test, validate and pre-certify an innovative second generation (2G) 2MW tidal energy platform solution, progressing it towards commercialisation.
The project is based on further developing a tidal energy platform – the ATIR – designed by Magallanes who have already tested a 1:10 scale tidal energy platform in open water conditions at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). Leask marine were the appointed marine contractors for these successful operations
The data obtained during the initial testing programme has fed into the design of the second generation device which has already been manufactured.
The project will undertake a number of key innovations to take this full-scale prototype from technology readiness level (TRL)6 to TRL8, readying it for market.
This project received €1.9million from the Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation scheme.