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The tidal stream industry energizer project

2019 – 2023

Interreg France (Channel) England Programme

ERDF funding € 29.9 million
Total project budget € 4
5.4 million

Project overview

The Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, known as TIGER, is the biggest ever Interreg project that proves game-changing for the European tidal stream energy sector.
The TIGER project drives the growth of tidal stream energy in France and in the UK (Channel region) with significant economic benefits for coastal communities.

The project builds cross-border partnerships to develop new technologies, test and demonstrate up to 8 MW of new tidal capacity at a number of locations around the Channel region.


TIGER comprises 18 partners from across the UK and France spanning turbine developers, ocean energy demonstration sites, research organisations, as well has local and regional authorities.

Led by the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC), from its office in Hayle, Cornwall.

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Cornwall, UK (Project lead)
University of Exeter, Cornwall and Devon, UK
University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Orbital Marine Power, Edinburgh, UK
European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney, UK
EDF Hydro, Rennes, France
Normandie Hydroliennes, France
SEENEOH, Bordeaux, France
Bretagne Developpement Innovation, France
Morbihan Hydro Energies SASU, France
University of Caen Normandy, France
University Le Havre Normandy, France
University Bretagne Sud, France
Minesto AB, Sweden
QED Naval, Edinburgh, UK
Cambrian Offshore South West, Cornwall, UK
HydroQuest, France