MaRINET2

Providing support for offshore renewable energy developers: The EU has invested €10.5 million in the second phase of the transnational, multi-million euro initiative, MaRINET2, which 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 (HOET) and the SEMREV offshore test site, both run by LHEEA, Centrale Nantes.


15 January: The EU-funded MaRINET2 project launched its second call for applications today. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructure. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level. It is open until 28 February 2018.

Hoping to welcome you soon for model/prototype testing in our facilities.
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).

Example of a project carried out in the hydrodynamics and ocean engineering tank during MARINET 2015

Published on March 22, 2017 Updated on January 16, 2018