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EU-SCORES

European Scalable Offshore Renewable Energy Source



The Horizon 2020 green deal project, led by the Dutch Marine Energy Centre, EU-SCORES will demonstrate the combination of offshore wind with wave- and offshore solar PV energy. This will pave the way for bankable multi-source offshore parks across Europe by 2025. These multi-source parks will use offshore space more efficiently and balance the electricity grid to achieve a resilient and cost-effective 100% renewable energy system.

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SOLAR-WIND



A 3 MW grid-connected offshore solar PV system by Oceans of Energy is going to be installed 2 km off the Belgian coast at the Blue Accelerator test site. The demonstration will focus on the complementary production profile to wind parks, the electrical integration in existing infrastructure and the survivability of such a large floating structure.

  • 2021-2022
    Preparations
  • 2023-2024
    Deployments
  • 2025
    Scale-up

Preparatory Phase (2021-2022)

A front-end engineering design study (FEED) is performed. It assesses (1) the environmental impact, (2) detailed cost analysis and (3) technical design to install a 3 MW offshore solar PV system. During this preparatory study, all permits to build the offshore grid connection and deploy the floaters will be obtained. The preparatory study is planned to be concluded in October 2022.

Deployment & Testing (2022-2024)

After all permits have been obtained, the construction of the offshore solar PV system will be finalized and step-wise deployed. The floaters will be designed and built in the Netherlands. Subsequently, the floaters will be transported to the Port van Oostende in Belgium, where local contractors will be hired to deploy the system early 2023. At the same time, the new export cable and the needed floating electrical infrastructure will be put in place. The deployment is planned to last for approximately two years. It will continuously deliver electricity to the local Belgium grid.

Scale-Up (2024-2025)

In EU-SCORES we work with multiple large-scale project developers, utility companies and grid owners. This collaboration should enable a rapid scale-up after the tests are concluded successfully. More information on the Scale-Up will follow soon.

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WAVE-WIND



A 1.2 MW wave energy array by CorPower Ocean in Portugal will be grid connected. The production profile will be compared to the offshore floating wind farm WindFloatAtlantic. In addition to the wave array, a floating electrical connection hub to interlink WindFloatAtlantic with the CorPower wave devices will be constructed and tested by SBM Offshore.

  • 2021-2022
    Preparations
  • 2023-2024
    Deployments
  • 2025
    Scale-up

Preparatory Study (2021-2022)

A front-end engineering design study (FEED) is performed. It assesses (1) the environmental impact, (2) detailed cost analysis and (3) technical design to install a 1.2 MW wave energy array and its floating connection hub. During this preparatory study, all permits to build the offshore grid connection and deploy the floaters will be obtained. The preparatory study is planned to be concluded in October 2022.

Deployment & Testing (2022-2024)

After all permits have been obtained, the construction of the wave energy array will be finalized and step-wise deployed. The system will be built and tested in Portugal. There, local contractors will be hired to deploy the system early 2023. The deployment is planned to last for approximately two years. It will continuously deliver electricity to the local Portuguese grid. The floating connection hub of SBM offshore will be designed and built throughout this step and will allow for a rapid scale-up.

Scale-Up (2024-2025)

In EU-SCORES we work with multiple leading project developers, utility companies and grid owners. This collaboration should enable a rapid scale-up after the tests are concluded successfully. More information on the Scale-Up will follow soon.

LARGE-SCALE

Technical, Financial & Regulatory De-Risking



To enable large-scale parks in the near future, all necessary aspects of their implementation are taken into consideration. The technical de-risking investigates the mooring, electrical infrastructure & lessons learned during the deployments. The financial de-risking provides business cases for several geographical regions as well as the addition of green hydrogen production in multi-use parks. The regulatory de-risking evaluates improvements in current regulations and policies to accelerate and enable the implementation of these innovative technologies.

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PARTNERS

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See all our European Partners.



Belgium
Provinviale Ontwikkelingsmaatschapij West-Vlaanderen (POM-WVL)
Finland
Lappeenrannan-Lahden Teknillinen Yliopisto LUT (LUT)
France
INNOSEA Aqualisbaemar LOC (INNOSEA)
Germany
RWE Renewables GmbH (RWE)
Ireland
Exceedence Ltd. (Exceedence)
Western Star Wave Limited (SBE)
Italy
Enel Green Power SPA (EGP)
RINA Consulting SPA (RINA-C)
Netherlands
Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC)
Oceans of Energy (OOE)
Technische Universiteit Delft(TU Delft)
SBM Schiedam BV (SBM)
Portugal
Labelec - Estudios, Desenvolvimento e Actividades Laboratorials SA (EDP LABELEC)
Instituto de Engenhariade Sistemas e Computadores, Teconologia e Ciencia (INESC TEC)
WAVEC Offshore Renewables (WAVEC)
Sweden
CorPower Ocean AB (CPO)
Uppsala University (UU)

Belgium

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Ocean Energy Europe (scale up advisor)
Parkwind (scale up advisor)

Finland

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France

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Germany

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EnBW (scale up advisor)
TenneT (scale up advisor)

Ireland

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Simply Blue Group (associated partner)

Italy

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Monaco

SBM Monaco (associated partner)

Netherlands

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TU Delft Partner-Logo
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TenneT (scale up advisor)
ENECO (scale up advisor)

Portugal

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INESCTEC Partner-Logo
WavEC Partner-Logo
PT (associated partner)
REN (scale up advisor)

Spain

OceanWinds (scale up advisor)

Sweden

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UPPSALA UNI. Partner-Logo

Switzerland

Imodco (associated partner)

United Kingdom

RWE renewables UK (associated partner) Innosea Ltd (associated partner) RINA Tech (associated partner)

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036457.