The SELKIE Project has launched a tender call for a software development company to develop an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Cost calculation software tool, that will assist Tidal Energy Converter (TEC) and Wave Energy Converter (WEC) device developers.

 The software tool will model the O&M activities associated with offshore farms consisting of arrays of these devices through specific inputs of relevant information to the tool. The reduction of risk in failures of underlying components of the energy converters through analysis within the tool will help lower the associated Operational Costs (OPEX) and increase the time the device is available for energy conversion.

The results output from the model will provide valuable insight for the optimisation of these O&M activities by device developers. The demonstrable lowering of levelized cost of energy (LCOE) through increased reliability and availability of energy converters alongside streamlined O&M can help nurture increased investor confidence in both the wave and tidal Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) sectors.

The deadline for applications is 12pm, 19 May 2020.

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Tender reference: RFT 168676 – UCC/2020/09 – Development of an Operations and Maintenance Cost Calculation Tool