The TIGER (Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project) is an ambitious €45.4 million project, of which €29.9 million (66%) comes from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme. The TIGER project relies on cross-border partnerships to develop, test and demonstrate new tidal stream technologies in a number of locations in the Channel region. The main objective is to accelerate the development of tidal energy in the France/UK energy mix by creating more efficient and less expensive turbines. The TIGER project was launched in October 2019 and will be completed in 2023.
TIGER brings together 18 partners from the UK and France, including turbine designers, ocean energy demonstration sites, research organisations and local and regional authorities.
It is led by the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC) from its office in Hayle, Cornwall.