NOVA picked up the award for Outstanding Project for the EnFAIT project at the prestigious Scottish Green Energy Awards on 6 December 2018.
EnFAIT (Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal), which began in 2017 and will run until 2022, is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, and involves a consortium of nine leading industrial, academic and research organisations from across Europe.
The project is a flagship initiative for the EU and marine energy, and aims to increase the commercial viability of tidal power. It will double the size of Nova’s operational tidal energy array in Shetland to six turbines and demonstrate that high array reliability and availability can be achieved using best practice maintenance regimes. The layout of the turbines will be adjusted to enable array interactions and optimisation to be studied for the very first time at an operational tidal energy site.