The RECODE project aims to answer the challenge of identifying common components in ocean energy technologies by developing a set of industry-enabling cost-effective components, specifically designed for reliable and sustainable delivery of ocean energy.
These components comprise a safety monitoring and control device, a wave measurement buoy, an umbilical cable monitoring device and an underwater device-to-cable connector for a floating energy converter.
Ocean energy technologies are moving steadily from laboratory scale models to real scale prototypes and arrays of converters. Delivering reliable and cost-effective technologies will be paramount to the ultimate commercial success of Europe’s ocean energy industry and therefore identifying common components will help reduce costs by driving down both capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) and ramping up volume manufacturing.
The project has 7 partners from Ireland, Spain and Portugal, with total costs and funding of, respectively, €1,828,754 and €855,071. SmartBay contributes with access to the test site for deployment and validation of the technologies developed in the project.