The Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project

Timescale: 2019 – 2023 (47 months)

Funder: Interreg France (Channel) England Programme

Funding: ERDF funding € 29.9 million / Total project budget € 45.4 million

Project overview: The TIGER project will demonstrate that tidal stream energy is a maturing industry, capable of achieving an accelerated cost reduction pathway.

The project will build cross-border partnerships to develop new technologies, test and demonstrate up to 8 MW of new tidal capacity at a number of locations around the Channel region, and use the learning from this development to make a stronger, cost-effective case for tidal energy as part of the France/UK energy mix.

The project is the largest ever to be approved not only by the France (Channel) England Programme but by any Interreg programme.

Partners:

  • Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Cornwall, UK (Project lead)
  • University of Exeter, Cornwall and Devon, UK
  • University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
  • University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Cambrian Offshore South West, Cornwall, UK
  • Orbital Marine Power, Edinburgh, UK
  • European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney, UK
  • EDF Hydro, Rennes, France
  • NormandieHydroliennes, France
  • SEENEOH, Bordeaux, France
  • BretagneDeveloppementInnovation, France
  • MorbihanHydroEnergiesSASU, France
  • University of Caen Normandy, France
  • University Le Havre Normandy, France
  • University Bretagne Sud, France
  • MinestoAB, Sweden
  • QED Naval, Edinburgh, UK