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Reference Number ETI-MA1001
Title Reliable Data Acquisition Platform for Tidal (ReDAPT)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 28 July 2010
End Date 23 December 2015
Duration 65 months
Total Grant Value £12,600,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Marine
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , University of Edinburgh (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.001%)
Project Contact , E.ON UK (formerly PowerGen) (0.001%)
Project Contact , European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) (0.001%)
Project Contact , Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) (0.001%)
Project Contact , DNV GL (UK) (0.001%)
Project Contact , Alstom Ltd (UK) (0.001%)
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Abstract One of the key developments of the marine energy industry in the UK is the demonstration of near commercial scale devices in real sea conditions and the collection of performance and environmental data to inform permitting and licensing processes. The ETIs ReDAPT (Reliable Data Acquisition Platform for Tidal) project saw an innovative 1MW buoyant tidal generator installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney in January 2013. With an ETI investment of £12.6m, the project involved Alstom, E.ON, EDF, DNV University of Edinburgh GL, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), EMEC and the. The project demonstrated the performance of the tidal generator in different operational conditions, aiming to increase public and industry confidence in tidal turbine technologies by providing a wide range of environmental impact and performance information, as well as demonstrating a new, reliable turbine design.
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