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NEMMO project final event at EWTEC 2023

Bilbao, Spain

To boost the competitiveness of tidal energy, the NEMMO project aimed at optimising tidal turbine blade design and performance by making a better and more durable composite blade for floating tidal turbines.

In its final year, the NEMMO project reached key milestones in testing and producing innovative composites, coatings and appendages for a novel tidal blade.

The NEMMO team held a final event as part of the side event programme at the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (ETWEC) to present the final results from the project to the tidal energy community.

This side event highlighted all key findings from the NEMMO project, especially on materials, modelling and testing, as well as its experience in real water testing.

This final event covered the following topics:
  • Active Flow Control strategies and novel test-rigs for tidal turbines composite blades
  • Novel testing procedures for tidal composite blades
  • Increase of blades strength by means of adding carbon nanoparticles included in composite formulation
  • Design and testing of novel antifouling strategies for turbine blades
  • Antifouling coatings as an effective antifouling method for tidal blades
  • Accelerated ageing test to reproduce the degradation of composite material in sea water
  • Life Cycle and Socio-economic Assessments for the 34.5 MW and 100 MW scenarios
  • Mechanical testing of large-scale prototype and demo installation
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