The Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, known as TIGER, is the biggest ever Interreg project that will prove game-changing for the European tidal stream energy sector.
The TIGER project will drive the growth of tidal stream energy in France and in the UK (Channel region) with significant economic benefits for coastal communities.
The project will build 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.
Learning from this development will be used to make a stronger and cost-effective case for tidal energy as part of the France/UK energy mix.
TIGER comprises 18 partners from across the UK and France spanning turbine developers, ocean energy demonstration sites, research organisations, as well local and regional authorities.
Led by the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC), from its office in Hayle, Cornwall.