Offshore test centres join hands
H2020 marinerg-i project to boost infrastructure for wind and marine energy
The EU-funded H2020 marinerg-i project to develop an integrated infrastructure to boost the offshore wind, tidal and wave energy industries has been launched in Brussels.
The €2m programme, which will run until June 2019, is coordinated by the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy at University College Cork.
With another 12 partners in 11 countries, it brings together offshore renewable energy testing centres from all across the region.
The project aims to strengthen European scientific and engineering expertise while fostering innovation in offshore renewable technologies, according to MaREI.
“Our vision is to ensure that marinerg-i will accelerate the research, development and deployment of offshore wind, wave, tidal and combined energy technologies and maintain Europe as a global leader in this industry,” project coordinator Jimmy Murphy said.
Image: Mike Ryan, Science Foundation Ireland at the launch of marinerg-i (MaREI)