ENCORE project takes off
Through its Interreg 2 Seas Programme, Europe awards 5.9 million euro to the
ENCORE project: ENergising Coasts with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE). The
goal of the project is to advance the rapidly emerging ORE sector. With the
ambition to become a global industry leader, the 2SEAS ORE sector needs
support to successfully scale-up.
ENCORE offers advanced technical and business support services to accelerate the ORE
sector in the 2 Seas region. As part of the service portfolio, international certification
schemes will be applied to reduce risks and increase investor confidence and to attract
new capital to the sector. An education & training programme will be developed to train
and prepare new young talent in the sector. In each country, regional impact campaigns
will be set up to involve supply chain and stakeholders in the project.
Services will be delivered to four next generation ORE companies, covering new
technologies; river current technology: Water2Energy (NL) and EEL Energy, offshore
floating solar: Oceans of Energy (NL) and wave energy: Teamwork Technology (NL).
To support the four ORE technologies, lead partner Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC)
brings together project partners from 4 European countries: the European Marine Energy
Centre (UK), Artelia (FR), Bureau Veritas (FR), Ghent University (BE), Inyanga (UK) and