ÉireComposites to Build Blades for 2MW Floating Tidal Device

ÉireComposites has been granted €0.5 million as part of the €10m FloTEC Tidal energy project which is being led by ScotRenewables. ÉireComposites’ scope is to develop higher performance tidal turbine blades at an affordable cost. The strategic objective is to increase the availability of secure, low-cost, low-carbon electricity from ocean and offshore energy. These objectives will be achieved by using a novel, but commercially proven, manufacturing process for composites. These objectives are underpinned by ÉireComposites’ innovative manufacturing technology. The FloTEC project will play an important role in creating a new European industry – the production of floating tidal stream turbines.

Additional information can be found here:

Scotrenewables’ FloTEC bags €10M from Horizon 2020

http://www.emec.org.uk/press-release-horizon2020-grant-e10m-to-scotrenewables-flotec-project/

http://www.scotrenewables.com/

This success builds on ÉireComposites earlier success in the Horizon 2020 SME instrument:

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