Pilots – focused demonstration of tool applications
The project plan includes two pilot demonstrations that will apply and validate the tools,
technologies and methods developed in Selkie. It is intended that technology developers
will apply, through a tender process, to participate in Selkie.
 The project will apply and demonstrate the value of the technology tools
 The objective of the pilots will be to enable a structured development path for
testing and improvement of marine renewable energy devices in terms of their
reliability, survivability, operability, stability and commercial viability.
 Two demonstrator projects are proposed, one each in wave and tidal.
 The pilots will have three stages:
– Firstly, the selected pilot companies will work alongside the Selkie team to
ensure the Selkie tools are fit for purpose and then to use the tools in
application to the pilot project.
– Secondly, the pilot company will undertake trials that are necessary to validate
the Selkie tools (within the allocated timescale and budget). The company will
be responsible for obtaining the correct licences to operate and for H&S on
site, these factors will be part of the tender selection process.
– Thirdly, there will be a period of post pilot data analysis and review, to show
how the pilot device was performing and to establish the potential of the tools
to progress the industry.

SELKIE coordinator location

Name: Gordon Dalton
Email: g.dalton@ucc.ie

Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI).
Environmental Research Institute, Beaufort Building
Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

Email & Telephone
Telephone: +353 (0) 21 486 4300
Email: tj.horgan@ucc.ie

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SELKIE would like the support of key stakeholders in the MRE sector. If you feel that the outputs would benefit you if you would like to be involved in one of the pilot projects please get in touch with either :

(UCC Cork) Gordon Dalton g.dalton@ucc.ie
(UCC Cork) TJ Horgan tj.horgan@ucc.ie
(Swansea U) Ian Masters I.Masters@swansea.ac.uk