ENCORE project partnership


ENCORE: Energising Coasts with Offshore Renewable Energy

Mar. 24 2020

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Through its Interreg 2 Seas Programme, Europe awards 5.9 million euros 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 2 Seas 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 the supply chain and stakeholders in the project.

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Services will be delivered to five 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 five ORE technologies, lead partner MET-SUPPORT brings together project partners from 4 European countries: the European Marine Energy Centre (UK), Artelia (FR), Bureau Veritas (FR), Ghent University (BE), Inyanga (UK), Dutch Marine Energy Center (DMEC) and Deftiq (NL).

For more information:
Peter Scheijgrond – Project Lead
+31 6 11 38 76 82        

Interreg 2 Seas Programme
Interreg 2 Seas is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme covering South of England, North of France, the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders). The Programme is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and has a total of 241 million euro ERDF to co-finance projects in the 2016 - 2022 period. The overall objective is to develop an innovative, knowledge and research based, sustainable and inclusive 2 Seas area, where natural resources are protected and the green economy is promoted.

For more information: https://www.interreg2seas.eu