Catapults
CASE STUDY

TIDAL-EC: Powertrain Enhancement Project

Published 13 June 2018
Tocardo International and ORE Catapult collaborated as partners of the TIDAL-EC project, involving research and development activities to substantially improve the economic competitiveness of tidal stream power generation - a key developing sector of the offshore renewable energy market.

The project’s overall objective was to optimise and improve tidal turbine reliability, increasing power conversion efficiency and facilitate reduction in the cost of tidal power. The project also supports SME tidal developers in offering warranties and guarantees to end customers, enabling large-scale roll out of tidal energy in the EU.