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This workshop explored exchange of information, synergies and clustering between offshore renewable energy projects, funded by both the EMFF/EMFAF and other funding programmes. Its main goal was to establish a framework to foster information exchange, networking and cooperation across projects and beneficiaries.
The workshop presented success stories, information and funding options for project coordinators to consider with the objective of establishing synergies and stimulate potential cooperation in the field of offshore renewable energy.
The EMFF has funded 14 projects dealing with offshore renewable energy:
Total budget in €
EU contribution in €
North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy (NeSSIE)
Enabling Technologies and Roadmaps for Offshore Platform Innovation (ENTROPI)
Strategic Environmental Assessment of Wave energy technologies (Sea WAVE)
Wave Energy in Southern Europe (WESE)
Leading Edge Advanced Protection using novel thermoplastic materials and processes for offshore Wind turbine blades (LEAPWind)
VPS for Tidal Turbine Generators (VPSTTG)
Offshore Robotic Wind Turbine Blade Care System (Aerones)
Auxiliary Towable Operation and Maintenance System for Offshore Wind Towers (ATOMS)
Digitalization Of Critical Components in OFFshore wind turbines (DOCC-OFF)
Floating Solar Energy mooRing: Innovative mooring solutions for floating solar energy (FreSher)
Streamlining the Assessment of environmental efFEcts of WAVE energy (SafeWave)
Engineering and upscaling of new floating renewable wind energy platform (SATHScale)
Sustainable Innovation in la Martinique: BIOfouling Solution for clean Energy (SIMBIOSE)
WaveRoller Wave Farm Scale-Up – Preparing to deploy the world’s first commercial wave energy farm (WaveFarm)
Further, one more project, ESENSE, albeit not focusing primarily on energy, is dealing with survey, inspection, maintenance and repair of offshore infrastructure, also including renewable energy facilities.
Based on the experience gained thus far, it seems that not all EMFF-project beneficiaries are determined to seek cooperation with other projects. In fact, carrying out projects in silos is far from being ideal to advance the blue economy and to achieve the sea-basin strategies objectives. However, previous experience shows that there is ample room for cooperation between project beneficiaries.
The workshop took place online on 4 October 2022 from 10:00 to 13:00 CET.
REPowerEU and the Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy - Céline Frank (DG MARE)Offshore renewable energy projects and opportunities at CINEA - Vincenzo Gente (CINEA)COREWIND - José Luis Domínguez (IREC)SETIPWind - Iván Pineda (WindEurope)EuropeWave - Tim Hurst (Wave Energy Scotland)