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FORESEA call 4 – progress update


Three renewable energy developers awarded recommendations for support so far.


The EU-funded FORESEA programme has awarded a “Recommendation for Support” to three offshore renewable energy projects under call 4, following an interim review. This award will allow developers to prove their technologies in real sea conditions. Call 4 closes on 29th June 2018.


FORESEA is an €11m project which helps to bring offshore renewable energy technologies to market by offering free access to a world-leading network of test centres: EMEC (UK), DMEC (NL), SEM REV (FR) and SmartBay (IE).


FORESEA’s user selection board approved the following technology developers for support packages at the indicated test centre:

• HACE (Hydro Air Concept Energy): WEC system at SEM-REV, Centrale Nantes
• SEAc (Acoustic of the Sea) project: from NEREIS Environnement at SEM-REV, Centrale Nantes
• Renewable Devices Marine Ltd: Capricorn Marine Turbine at EMEC


A final award of support is secured by the developer upon contract with the test centre.


By providing free access to these world-leading test centres, the FORESEA programme helps developers drive their technology towards the marketplace.