A total of seven organisations are involved in the Snapper Consortium - 5 SMEs and 2 RTDs. Collectively, the industrial base of the Snapper Consortium represents the key stages of a viable SME-centric supply chain for the proposed system, capable of taking the project concept forward to market.

Narec

Narec

To coordinate the project (WP6) and support the exploitation and dissemination of the Snapper concept (WP7).  To lead the research and development activities associated with the mechanical and marine engineering work (WP 2), the power conditioning and grid connection of Snapper (WP3) and the dry and wet validation of the prototype Snapper unit (WP4 & WP5). Narec will also support the development of the simulation tools and environments (WP1). 

The University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

UEDIN will lead the simulation activities (WP1) of Snapper and develop simulation tools that they will utilise during the design phases (WP2 and WP3). UEDIN will also play a major part in the validation of the prototype (WP4 & WP5) and the iterative improvement process. 

Ecotricity

Ecotricity

Using their experience as ultimate end-users of renewable technologies, Ecotricity’s role will be to ensure that Snapper development is carried out with the perspective of exploitation, dissemination and the client at the forefront. To this end, they will be highly active in the design phases of each of the major development strands, and will fulfil the role of Chair of the Exploitation Board.

Meccanotecnica Riesi

Meccanotecnica Riesi

To assist in the design and development of the prototype with a keen eye on assembly and advanced machined components (WP2). They will also support the actual construction of the prototype linear generator, using their advanced prototyping and workshop experience.

SubseaDesign

SubseaDesign

SubseaDesign’s key skills and competences will be used in the development of the marine and mechanical (WP2) design phase of the project as well as ongoing support during the validation phases (WP4 & WP5).

EM Renewables

EMR will take a highly proactive role in the design, validation and exploitation stages of the project; in particular, the development of the simulation environment (WP1), the electrical machine design (WP3) and both the dry (WP4) and wet (WP5) trials.

Technogama

Technogama

TG will consult on activities associated with electrical engineering (WP3), providing commercial experience and expertise in the design and development of power electronics which may be used on the Snapper project concept.

Ocean Resource

Ocean Resource

To provide expertise in offshore maintenance, inspection and installation.  This will be predominantly used in the marine engineering activities (WP2) and in the final detailed development of the prototype for wet validation (WP5).

Contact Us

For more information about the Snapper project please contact:

Pamela Robson 

Narec
Eddie Ferguson House
Ridley Street, Blyth, Northumberland.
NE24 3AG

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