INNOSEA, a leading engineering consultancy firm specialising in Marine Renewables, is pleased to announce its appointment to join the European Research and Development project for Bringing Offshore Ocean Sun to the Global Market (BOOST).
The 4m€ BOOST project, funded and led by the European Commission, aims to design and deliver solutions to build a full-scale 0,25MWp Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FPV) in Europe's sunniest area, the Canary Islands. The offshore test location offers unique environmental challenges to the engineering, with waves of up to 10m and high winds. The contract runs for a duration of approximately 30 months, with work having already commenced in November 2020. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Gigawatt: Opportunities 2020-2040.
The project, as part of the Horizon 2020 programme, is being developed by a consortium of partners including: Fred Olsen Renewables AS; Ocean Sun AS; PLOCAN; and The Institute of Technology of the Canary Islands (ITC).
This appointment follows INNOSEA's other recent appointment to a multi-national R&D project funded by the European Commission, following their appointment to the TRUST-PV R&D project in Q2 2020.
INNOSEA specialises in engineering advisory, feasibility, verification, and consultancy services for marine renewable energies. With offices in Nantes, France and Edinburgh, UK, it is part of AqualisBraemar LOC.
Benoit Briere, Innosea Project Manager for BOOST, commented: "The team at INNOSEA is delighted to have been appointed to join the BOOST project, an innovative programme that aims to deliver offshore floating solar technology to the Canary Islands. Being appointed to a 2nd H2020 grant is a testament to the work INNOSEA has been doing in the floating solar PVs market. Europe's solar PV plants are currently the smallest in the world in terms of their average size, due to challenges in finding the required land space. BOOST addresses this issue by investing in analyses and the development of solutions to mooring and floating technology, that will support larger-scale floating solar PV developments - combating head-on the issue of land restrictions."
About AqualisBraemar LOC ASA
AqualisBraemar LOC ASA is a leading independent global marine, engineering and adjusting consultancy for the renewable, maritime, oil & gas and power sectors. The Group consists of LOC, Longitude Engineering, Innosea, JLA, AqualisBraemar, Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) and AqualisBraemar Yacht Services.
Headquartered in London, the AqualisBraemar LOC Group has 67 offices across 39 locations in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Americas, Asia and Australia. It employs over 1000 people.
LOC's core business addresses shipping, oil & gas and renewables sectors amongst others. True to its entrepreneurial founders, LOC combines the expertise of engineers and master mariners to solve some of the world's most complex design and operational problems offshore. Our services to such industries can be categorised as loss prevention (marine warranty, surveys, inspections and audits, technical due diligence), loss management (marine casualties, claims, disputes and litigation) and advanced consulting and engineering (from concept to construction to operations). Our clients comprise P&I clubs, H&M insurers, underwriters, brokers, oil and gas companies, energy utilities, field operators, developers, EPC contractors, installation contractors, drilling contractors, lawyers, shipowners, governments, and turbine and cable OEMs.
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