Horizon 2020 Green Deal: Orbital Marine to lead pioneering FORWARD-2030 tidal energy project

Orbital Marine Power have announced that they are to lead the pioneering FORWARD-2030 tidal energy project . Set up to accelerate the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy.

The innovative Scottish technology developer, will lead a pan-European consortium to deliver the €26.7m FORWARD-2030 project, set up to accelerate the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy.

The FORWARD-2030 project consortium will receive €20.5m of grant support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to develop a multi-vector energy system for the future. This system will combine predictable floating tidal energy, wind generation, grid export, battery storage and green hydrogen production.

The project will see the installation of the next iteration of the Orbital turbine, integrated with a hydrogen production facility and battery storage at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. Project partners will design options for integrating large scale tidal power into future net zero energy systems, whilst developing environmental monitoring and marine spatial planning tools for large floating tidal arrays.

You can read the full press release on the Orbital Marine Power website

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