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Tidal Turbine Power Take-Off Accelerator

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Project "TIPA" data sheet

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postcode: EH6 6QH
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙401˙565 €
 EC max contribution 4˙401˙565 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3.2. (Low-cost, low-carbon energy supply)
 Code Call H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2019-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    NOVA INNOVATION LTD UK (EDINBURGH) coordinator 2˙517˙208.00
2    THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK (EDINBURGH) participant 539˙337.00
3    SKF GMBH DE (SCHWEINFURT) participant 329˙461.00
4    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) participant 287˙890.00
6    SIEMENS PLC UK (CAMBERLEY) participant 240˙764.00
7    WOOD GROUP FRANCE SAS FR (PARIS) participant 225˙560.00


 Project objective

In this project we will design, build and test an innovative Direct Drive Power Take-Off (PTO) solution for tidal turbines.

The consortium’s aim in this project is to reduce the lifetime cost of tidal power by 20%, demonstrated by accelerated life testing of a next-generation tidal turbine power take-off (PTO) solution. Project outputs will be independently verified, and will enable:

1. Improved performance: 20% Lifetime Cost of Energy improvement over a conventional PTO 2. Improved reliability: extending service intervals from less than 1 year to over 2 years 3. Verified survivability: PTO design lifetime greater than 20 years

The results will be disseminated and exploited to maximise the benefit of this project to the ocean energy sector, and to raise investor and market confidence in the emerging tidal energy industry.

In order to verify the technology, we will conduct accelerated onshore and in-sea testing of a prototype PTO and achieve third party validation of the design and the test results. In parallel we will develop a commercialisation strategy for selling and licensing the product to tidal energy technology developers, and explore potential uses outside the tidal sector, such as wave power and marine propulsion.

The project is led by Nova Innovation, a world-leading tidal energy technology and project developer. Project partners are: SKF, Siemens, The University of Edinburgh, Delft Technical University, Wood Group and the Center for Wind Power Drives RWTH Aachen University.

This proposal is being submitted to the call LCE-07-2016-2017: Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating/cooling, and is perfectly aligned with the scope of the call: to increase the performance and reliability of ocean energy subsystems.


List of deliverables.
Roadmap to Certification and Verification Framework Documents, reports 2020-04-16 13:37:18
Publicity material update – year 3 Documents, reports 2020-04-16 13:38:38
Publicity material update – year 2 Documents, reports 2020-04-16 13:38:33
Report on power electronic reliability Documents, reports 2020-04-16 13:37:23
Commercialisation Strategy Public Report Documents, reports 2020-04-16 13:38:27
Report on electrical generator reliability Documents, reports 2020-04-16 13:38:22
Project publicity material Documents, reports 2020-01-24 15:08:58
Report on techno-economic tools Documents, reports 2020-01-24 15:08:58
Publicity material update – year 1 Documents, reports 2020-01-24 15:08:58
Project Verification Framework Documents, reports 2020-01-24 15:08:58
Project reliability framework Documents, reports 2020-01-24 15:08:58

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of TIPA deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 M. Santos-Herran, E. Medina-Lopez, L. Entswistle, H. Jeffrey 2019 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC’19), Napoli, Italy, 2019, ISSN 2309-1983, pp. 1757-1-10.
Energy and carbon audit of a tidal array equipped with an innovative power take-off
published pages: 1757-1-10, ISSN: 2309-1983, DOI:
Proceedings of the 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC’19) 13th European Wave and Tidal En 2020-01-30
2018 Faisal Wani, Udai Shipurkar, Jianning Dong, Henk Polinder
A Study on Passive Cooling in Subsea Power Electronics
published pages: 67543-67554, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/access.2018.2879273
IEEE Access 6 2020-01-30
2019 F.Wani, U. Shipurkar, J. Dong and H. Polinder 2019 , Napoli, Italy, 2019, ISSN 2309-1983, pp. 1451-1-6.
Calculation of PWM-Induced Rotor-Can Losses in Flooded Generator
published pages: 1451-1-6, ISSN: 2309-1983, DOI:
Proceedings of the 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 13th European Wave and Tidal En 2020-01-30

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