Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

CEFOW

Clean energy from ocean waves

The project aims to improve the amount and reliability of wave energy that can be converted to electricity using a type of converter called a "Penguin". By testing several of these multi-devices together in rough sea conditions at European Marine Energy Centre (UK), the aim is to reduce the levelised cost of the of ocean energy by 30%.

In addition, CEFOW will study the feasibility of on-board and on-shore storage solutions and conduct thorough multi-year environmental, health and safety studies.

The project aims to improve the wave energy converter performance by 50% and raise its availability to 70%; develop new types of dynamic mooring and electrical connections suitable for multi-device deployment and deploy 3MW (three 1MW units) wave energy converters in real-world offshore conditions in a grid-connected testing environment.

CEFOW project - testing wave energy converter in rough sea conditions
Project reference: 
655594
Topic: 
LCE-03-2014
Call for proposals: 
H2020-LCE-2014-2
Duration: 
01/06/2015 to 31/05/2020
Funding scheme: 
IA
Total cost: 
€24,744,114
EU contribution: 
€16,998,022
Coordinator: 
FORTUM OYJ