Project: TIGER (Tidal Stream Industry Energiser)

Timescale: 2019 – 2023 (47 months)

Funder: Interreg France (Channel) England Programme

Funding: ERDF funding € 29 million / Total project budget € 45.4 million

Project overview: The TIGER project will demonstrate that tidal stream energy is a maturing industry, capable of achieving an accelerated cost reduction pathway.

The project will build cross-border partnerships to develop new technologies, test and demonstrate up to 8 MW of new tidal capacity at a number of locations around the Channel region, and use the learning from this development to make a stronger, cost-effective case for tidal energy as part of the France/UK energy mix.

The project is the largest ever to be approved not only by the France (Channel) England Programme but by any Interreg programme.


  1. Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Cornwall, UK (Project lead)
  2. University of Exeter, Cornwall and Devon, UK
  3. University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
  4. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  5. Cambrian Offshore South West, Cornwall, UK
  6. Orbital Marine Power, Edinburgh, UK
  7. European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney, UK
  8. EDF Hydro, Rennes, France
  9. Normandie Hydroliennes, France
  10. SEENEOH, Bordeaux, France
  11. Bretagne Developpement Innovation, France
  12. Hydroquest, France
  13. MorbihanHydroEnergies SASU, France
  14. University of Caen Normandy, France
  15. University Le Havre Normandy, France
  16. University Bretagne Sud, France
  17. Minesto AB, Sweden
  18. QED Naval, Edinburgh, UK

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Project news:

  1. October 2019: Game-changing tidal energy project approved for Channel regions