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MaRINET2

Published on February 7, 2024 Updated on February 14, 2024
MaRINET2 aims to help industry accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies and infrastructure by opening up access to 57 test facilities across 13 European countries. Those facilities include the hydrodynamics and ocean engineering tank and the SEMREV offshore test site, both run by LHEEA, Centrale Nantes.
logo MaRINET2

logo MaRINET2

The EU has invested €10.5 million in the second phase of the transnational, multi-million euro initiative, MaRINET2.

MaRINET2, the Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network, is composed of 39 organisations who collaborate to progress offshore renewable energy technologies in Europe. It aims to accelerate the development of wave, tidal and offshore wind energy technologies and infrastructure by opening up access to 57 test facilities across 13 European countries.
 

The project is now in its second iteration, and is supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. The first MaRINET2 call provided €1.3m in funding for 48 R&D projects. This will provide 95 weeks of testing free-of-charge in the MaRINET2’s network of facilities. The project is coordinated by MaREI, the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, at University College Cork.
 

In total, over 700 weeks of access were made available in the first MaRINET project with 178 projects and 800 companies over the four-and-a-half-year initiative which ended in 2016. The MaRINET project provided access to the HOET tank at ECN to a number of users including FPP (hybrid wind-wave), CorPower (wave energy), TFI (moorings), Nemos (wave energy), InnWind (floating wind), WRAM (wave energy), Wavesax (wave energy).

Application platform MaRINET2

www.marinet2.eu



Published on February 7, 2024 Updated on February 14, 2024