EuropeWave PCP Programme
About the Project
- Project Partners: CETO Wave Energy Ireland Limited, SAITEC Offshore Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, Hutchinson, Quoceant, VGA, Advanced Composite Structures Australia (ACSA) and Julia F. Chozas Consulting Engineer.
- Location: Europe (Deployment: BiMEP – Basque Country)
- Project Value: €3.75M
- Duration: September 2023 – May 2026
Carnegie, via its wholly owned subsidiary, CETO Wave Energy Ireland Limited, has been selected as 1 of 3 contractors to deliver Phase 3 of the €20M EuropeWave Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) Programme, a competitive programme to advance wave energy technologies in Europe.
The Award – valued at €3.75M ($6.3M AUD) will fund a scaled CETO prototype of the CETO wave energy converter in the open ocean. CETO Wave Energy Ireland was awarded the highest score in this competitive process, highlighting the success of the expert team. CWEI was subsequently rewarded with priority selection of test site, with the team electing BiMEP (Biscay Marine Energy Platform) located in the Basque Country, Spain, as the dedicated site for deployment.
This award follows the competitive selection and successful performance of CETO in both phases 1 and 2 of the programme, for which Carnegie was awarded €891k (A$1.48M) to deliver a CETO tank testing campaign and a CETO concept design for sites in Scotland and the Basque Country. The EuropeWave PCP is a collaboration between Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a subsidiary of the Scottish Government’s Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Basque Energy Agency (EVE).
EuropeWave PCP’s objective is to accelerate the development of cost-effective wave energy converter systems that can survive in the harsh ocean environment, this award represents the hard work and collaboration of the consortium in advancing the CETO technology to a level of pre-commercialisation.
CETO Wave Energy Ireland will deliver Phase 3 of the EuropeWave PCP with the support of an impressive team including its consortium partner SAITEC Offshore Technologies and subcontractors Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, Hutchinson, Quoceant, VGA, Advanced Composite Structures Australia (ACSA) and Julia F. Chozas Consulting Engineer.
Phase 3 activities are supported by the involvement of 2 new key partners:
- Lloyd’s Register EMEA, who will provide technical verification processes and support design and best practices for the scaled deployment of the CETO device.
- Advanced Composite Structures Australia (ACSA) who will continue to support Carnegie with advancements in Mooring Tensioner technologies.
Each company involved will retain ownership of the intellectual property, the results and any physical models, prototypes or other test pieces produced during the PCP.
The EuropeWave project has received funding
from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 883751.