The FORESEA project will launch a call for proposals from developers of offshore energy supply technologies at the Offshore Energy 2017 event which takes place in Amsterdam on 10-11 October. The call aims to help developers of offshore and sub-sea technologies adapt their products for use in the renewable energy sector.
FORESEA is an €11m programme, financed by the Interreg North-West Europe programme. It supports offshore renewable energy technologies to test at a network of world-leading open-sea test sites, composed of DMEC (the Netherlands), EMEC (UK), SEM-REV (France), and SmartBay (Ireland). FORESEA awards “recommendations of support” to project developers through a competitive call for application procedure. Awardees then secure their support package upon contract with the centre they wish to test at.
“The third call for proposals closes on 29 September, and the fourth call, which we intend to open at Offshore Energy 2017 will have a different focus – offshore and subsea supply chain technologies. Offshore renewables are coming on fast, and with the downturn in the oil & gas market now is a good time for technology developers to diversify into this space. We’re keen to have that conversation with technology developers, and see if FORESEA can support them to come to one of FORESEA’s test sites”, says Rob Flynn, Communications Manager at Ocean Energy Europe, who leads the communication of the project.
Representatives of the FORESEA project will be present at Offshore Energy 2017 as part of the Dutch Marine Energy Pavilion, coordinated by DMEC. For more information on the 4th FORESEA call for applications, visit the FORESEA website.