Published: 13 December 2018 13 December 2018
The Ocean Energy Scale-Up Alliance (OESA), which is coordinated by the Dutch Marine Energy Center, has been granted funding from Interreg North Sea Region for a three-year project which aims to accelerate the deployment of large-scale ocean energy pilots in the North Sea. 13 partners are tied to OESA, where eight of the partners will provide services for the pilot projects of the remaining five of which one is SeaTwirl.
The service providers are Dutch Marine Energy Center, European Marine Energy Centre, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (UK), Aalborg University (DK), Danish Wave Energy Centre, ÅKP (Blue Maritime Cluster, NO), Uppsala University (SE) and SSPA Sweden. The pilot projects come from Tocardo Tidal Power (tidal power, NL), Seabased (wave energy, NO), NEMOS (wave energy, DE), Floating Power Plant (combined wave and wind energy, DK) and SeaTwirl. For SeaTwirl, the membership means access to consultancy services as well as funding of € 433,952 for developing the turbine.