TIGER comprises 18 partners from across the UK and France spanning turbine developers, ocean energy demonstration sites, research organisations, as well local and regional authorities.
Led by the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC), from its office in Hayle, Cornwall.
Partners within the FCE area
University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is amongst the top 150 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and is involved in over 100 EU projects. The University of Exeter has over 20 years’ experience in wave analysis, resource modelling, marine hydrodynamics, moorings, testing, reliability engineering, installation, offshore operations and maintenance.
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is funded by UK Government, as the UK’s flagship technology, innovation and research centre for wind, wave and tidal energy. It takes part in large-scale collaborative R&D, commercially and publicly funded innovation projects, and operates open-access test facilities for drivetrain reliability, blade fatigue, component failure assessment and autonomous systems for remote data gathering and asset inspection.
Cambrian Offshore South West
Cambrian Offshore was set up in 2018 to deliver the Ramsey Sound Regeneration project which will see the regeneration of a tidal energy deployment site, including a grid connected, subsea tidal turbine, sub-station and associated infrastructure.
University of Plymouth
Plymouth University is a public university based predominantly in Plymouth, England where the main campus is located, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges across South West England.
Bretagne Développement Innovation
Bretagne Développement Innovation is Brittany’s regional innovation and economic development agency, composed of 50 collaborators.
Electricité de France (EDF)
EDF is a major French utility that has engaged historically in renewable energies through its subsidiary EDF-RE. EDF has been granted concessions and operates the majority of hydropower plants in France. This experience of energy extracted from the water has led to an interest into tidal energy at its earliest stage.
Université Bretagne Sud (UBS)
UBS is a public institution of scientific, cultural and professional nature.
Morbihan Hydro Energies SASU
Morbihan was created to exploit the potential of energy resources available in marine environments. It has significant knowledge of the territory, its stakeholders, energy consumption patterns, distribution, turbine design, production and installation experience.
HydroQuest based in Grenoble (French Alps), was created in 2010 and has developed a complete range of hydrokinetic turbines able to produce electricity from river, estuary and tidal currents.
Normandie Hydroliennes comprises partners SIMEC Atlantis Energy (SAE), AD Normandie and EFINOR. SAE supplies turbines and expertise to Europe’s largest tidal stream site, the Meygen site in Scotland. ADN is the regional agency for economic development in Normandy. And Cherbourg-based EFINOR is a metalworking and design enterprise combining three business units – engineering, manufacturing, and support.
Université de Caen Normandie
Université de Caen Normandie with its several research units specialises in the marine and costal sciences, is historically turned towards the sea and has acquired knowledge and know-how internationally recognised in this field.
Université Le Havre Normandie
The Laboratory of Waves and Complex Media (LOMC) is a joint research unit with the French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) and the Université Le Havre Normandie. It has expertise in both experimental and numerical methods. The marine hydrodynamics group has focused on tidal energy since 2008 and are well-regarded for their collaboration with IFREMER on investigation of tidal power. The non-destructive testing group has expertise in health control of metallic and composite structures by ultrasound.
Partners outside the FCE area
European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
EMEC is the leading centre for testing, demonstrating and verifying wave and tidal energy technologies in the sea. To date, EMEC has hosted more marine energy devices than at any other site in the world.
Minesto is a turbine developer, with a unique patented solution for electricity production from tidal currents. Minesto is active in several sites around the world, in Northern Ireland, Wales, the Faroe Islands and Taiwan and has more than 5 years’ experience of testing and installing power plants in different locations.
Orbital Marine Power
Orbital Marine Power is credited with pioneering floating tidal stream turbines since the company’s formation in 2002 in Orkney, Scotland. Orbital have maintained and advanced this position by developing the world’s leading engineering knowledge and technology in floating tidal stream turbines.
The SEENEOH Bordeaux test site is located on the fluvial part of the largest European estuary, the Gironde estuary. The currents are accelerated and can reach 3.5 m/s with a tidal range exceeding 5 meters during the whitewater period.
University of Manchester
The University of Manchester brings several areas of fundamental research expertise including hydrodynamic analysis methods applicable to tidal and wind turbines in turbulence and waves, integrated condition monitoring techniques and innovative manufacturing methods including for composite structures such as turbine blades.
QED Naval is a technology developer specialising in the marine renewable sector. Their tidal platform, Subhub, is a fully integrated system used to support tidal turbines and everything it needs to generate tidal energy including electrical infrastructure.
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
The Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme is an EU programme that funds projects that benefit the Channel area in the south of the UK and north of France, using ERDF funding. The programme awards funding to projects whose partners work together for solutions to shared challenges in the Channel area.