ELEMENT Site Decommissioning Report

Published: 12 April 2024

A Funding Grant was awarded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to develop and validate an innovative tidal turbine control system, using the tidal turbine itself as a sensor, to deliver a step change improvement in performance. This will demonstrate Effective Lifetime Extension in the Marine Environment for Tidal Energy (ELEMENT), driving the EU tidal energy sector to commercial reality. This was in response to the call LC-SC3-RES-11-2018: Developing solutions to reduce the cost and increase performance of renewable technologies.

This document pertains to work package 10 and in particular, the removal of all test equipment from the testing site during April 2023 and returning the site to its original state prior to testing. Following the successful testing of the RE50 turbine in the Ria d’Étel estuary, Chantier Bretagne Sud (CBS) oversaw the dis-assembly of the turbine assembly and load onto a trailer for transport back to Nova Innovation’s facility in Edinburgh, Scotland. This document presents the decommissioning tasks that were conducted to remove the test equipment from site.