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Europe invests in offshore renewables

A multi-million euro project is underpinning Europe’s ongoing success in advancing offshore clean energy tech.

The €10.5m European Commission (EC) funded MaRINET2 project – featured on these pages last year –  is being coordinated by the MaREI (Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland) Centre. It opens the doors to the continent’s leading test sites for developers striving to test their products in real world conditions; and accelerate the journey to commercialisation.

And the four-year project has just awarded €1.1 million to 32 developers, from 17 countries, as part of its latest funding round. The innovations will now receive a combined 583 days of rigorous testing.


“Europe is the clear global leader in offshore renewable energy because it invests in research, development and innovation. The support awarded today will advance the development of 32 technologies through testing in Europe’s state of the art facilities. It will ensure that Europe remains at the centre for offshore renewable energy technology development,” Dr Jimmy Murphy, Funded Investigator at MaREI and co-ordinator of MaRINET2.


MaRINET2’s next call for applications is on 1 November 2018.

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