CURRENT PROJECTS

Delivering  quality in time and within budget

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Energizing Coastal Regions with Offshore Renewable Energy
ENORE
2020-2022

Five offshore renewable energy technologies

The aim of the ENCORE project  is to advance five offshore renewable energy technologies (including wave energy convertors, tidal and river current turbines, and offshore floating solar) in a structured and collaborative process and to develop open-source tools & services to facilitate the accelerated commercialization of offshore energy solutions for islands, harbors, estuaries and offshore structures with a focus on 2SEAS region and export.

Expected benefits: 

  • bankable solutions,

  • jobs,

  • export opportunities,

  • increased competitiveness,

  • contribution to cleaner climate.

Partners and funding

ENCORE is initiated and managed by Lead Partner Bluespring and receives funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under subsidy contract No 2S08-004. Also, the provinces of South and North Holland and Zeeland are offering financial support. Other partners are the University of GhentWater2Energy, Teamwork Technology, Oceans of Energy, EEL Energy, Bureau Veritas, European Marine Energy Centre, Artelia, Deftiq, Dutch Marine Energy Centre, Inyanga Marine Projects,

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Standards and certifIcation schemes for marine energy technologies
MET-CERTIFIED

2016-2020

Improving standards

The aim of MET-CERTIFIED is to advance standards and certifIcation schemes for marine energy technologies in liaison with IEC and IECRE and a wide network of stakeholders.

 

Safety first

This will result in reduction of risk and increased confidence in the technologies, while improving the standards.

Management and funding

MET-CERTIFIED was initiated and managed by Bluespring and received funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under subsidy contract No 2S01-020. Also, the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, the provinces of South and North Holland, and the Belgian Province of West Flanders are offering financial support.

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Oosterschelde Tidal Power Project
OTP

2016-2021
 

World's first tidal stream array installed in a storm surge barrier

Bluespring initiated a multi-disciplinary research and monitoring project to investigate the environmental effects of the world's first tidal stream array installed in a storm surge barrier in the province of Zeeland.

Bluespring initiated, financed, and is managing the Oosterschelde Tidal Power (OTP) project on behalf of TU Delft and  Tocardo.

 

Partners and funding
Bluespring brought together the consortium of  TU Delft, Wageningen Marine Research, Universiteit Utrecht and Deltares and technology partners Istemewa Stork, Hillebrand, and Van der Straaten.  The OTP project is financed through the OP-Zuid program and a financial contribution from the Province of Zeeland.

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