Scottish tidal energy specialist Nova Innovation said yesterday it was to play a leading role in a major new European project. The Edinburgh-based firm will head up a consortium of nine industrial, academic and research organisations from across the continent for the Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal (EnFAIT) initiative. Nova said its participation was the result of a competitive contract win, building on work on its operational tidal-power station in Bluemull Sound off Shetland. The Bluemull Sound scheme was the world’s first grid-connected offshore array of tidal energy turbines. EnFAIT, which runs from this month until June 2022 is being run under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to develop marine energy sources and demonstrate technologies in European waters. The £17.8million nproject is a flagship initiative for the EU and marine energy, and aims to increase the commercial viability of tidal power.
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Tidal energy specialist Nova Innovation is to lead a 20m euro (£17.6m) project to extend a tidal energy farm off the coast of Shetland. The project will extend the existing Bluemull Sound tidal array to six or more turbines. Nova said the contract was a “flagship initiative” for the EU, which is contributing 14.9m euro (£13.1m) through its Horizon 2020 project. The aim is to increase the commercial viability of tidal power. Nova will head a consortium of nine industrial, academic and research organisations from across Europe on the project, which runs from July 2017 until June 2022.
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