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Projects: Details for ETI-MA1007
Details for ETI-MA1007
Reference Number ETI-MA1007
Title Tidal Energy Converter (TEC) System Demonstrator - Phase 1
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Atlantis Resources Corporation
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 30 May 2012
End Date 25 September 2014
Duration 28 months
Total Grant Value £3,200,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Marine
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Atlantis Resources Corporation (99.998%)
Other Investigator Project Contact , Black & Veatch (0.001%)
Project Contact , Lockheed Martin (0.001%)
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  • Identification of the best optimised design for a commercially viable200MW tidal stream array
  • Assessing credible system level approaches to delivering performance and cost improvement
  • Identifying supply chain solutions applicable to generic tidal stream devices

The Tidal Energy Converter (TEC) System demonstrator saw the ETI invest £3.2m in a project to take a whole system and through life analysis approach to deliver the best optimised design for a commercially viable 200MW tidal stream array.

It involved a broad range of the marine technology skill base and identified supply chain solutions applicable to generic tidal stream devices. Phase 1 of the project, launched in May 2012, was led by Atlantis Resources Corporation and project managed by Black & Veatch.

The project drew on the systems integration and technology skills of Lockheed Martin, as well as many leading technology providers in the marine industry. The results indicate that tidal energy could be comparable and cost competitive with offshore wind by 2020.

Key findings and deliverable reports from this project have been shared with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult the technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy to inform their ongoing work in the area of tidal energy.

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