ACHIEVE project selected for Phase 2 of EuropeWave Programme

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Congreso de Ingeniería Naval e Industria Marítima
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EuropeWave PCP Programme

We have been awarded Phase 2 contract of the EuropeWave Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) Programme, a competitive programme to advance wave energy.

Saitec Offshore Technologies alongside CETO Wave Energy Ireland as consortium partners will deliver Phase 2 of the EuropeWave PCP. Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hutchinson, DNV (including support from Yavin Four Consultants), IHCantabria and Julia F. Chozas Consulting Engineer are also involved in this project.

With almost €20 million in funding for the 3 phases of the programme, the EuropeWave PCP is a collaboration between Wave Energy Scotland (WES), the Basque Energy Agency (EVE) and Ocean Energy Europe (OEE).

EuropeWave PCP’s objective is to accelerate the development of cost-effective wave energy converter systems that can survive in the harsh ocean environment, and ultimately EuropeWave PCP will contract three of the Phase 1 and 2 contractors to deploy their prototypes at BiMEP or EMEC in Phase 3.

Phase 2 includes Front End Engineering Design (FEED), wave tank testing, power take-off component testing and related certification and commercialisation activities. Phase 2 will run from the end of September 2022 to June 2023.

Once completed this phase, three of five companies will be selected to continue to the final Phase 3, which includes deployment in open sea conditions at the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) in the Basque Country or the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Scotland. The final phase is expected to start in September 2023 and conclude in May 2026.

The EuropeWave project has received funding
from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 883751