SINTEF was established in 1950 and has grown to become one of the largest European research institutes covering research and innovation on a broad range of technologies. SINTEFs mission is to assist industry partners in research and development and to enable innovation from basic research.

This is achieved through bilateral industrial research contracts and participation in European or National research projects. SINTEF is involved in research in numerous areas such as renewable energy, oil, and gas, materials, health and welfare, biotechnology, climate and environment, ocean and space, building, and infrastructure.

SINTEF will act as the coordinator for the SUREWAVE project. SINTEF has long experience in the coordination of EU projects and has dedicated H2020 staff to handle administrative issues. On the technical side, SINTEF will contribute to all WPs, focusing on wind modeling, machine learning, material properties modeling, and testing.

Sunlit Sea

SunlitSea was founded in March 2019 by Per Lindberg and Kodeworks AS as a technology provider to the floating solar industry. With a new and rapidly growing market, SunlitSea aims to utilize the potential for minimizing cost, increasing lifetime, power production, optimizing operation and maintenance, degradation, safety, and decommissioning.

Sunlit Sea uses prefabrication and a clever design to manufacture and deploy its floating solar panels quickly. The company has developed an advanced aluminum float to which solar panels are attached, forming a string of floatable panels. These are packed into shipping containers and shipped to the site.

By preassembling the strings of panels, they can be easily transported, deployed, and installed on nearshore waters.

Sunlit Sea will be the lead beneficiary in WP2 and WP8; (1) Global framework definition & general specifications of the floating PV solution, and (2) Dissemination, communication, exploitation & societal engagement.


Ceit is a non-profit technology center, created on the initiative of the University of Navarra in 1982, and whose main task is to carry out industrial research projects in close collaboration with the R&D departments of the companies. Ceit works with companies in a range of sectors (railway, aeronautical, automotive, health, manufacturing, energy and environment).

Ceit promotes excellence in applied research through the publication of non-confidential results and participation in scientific and technical dissemination forums, as well as doctoral training within the framework of industrial research projects.

CEIT will be the lead beneficiary in WP5; Predictive modeling and simulation tools for material properties and structural integrity management, which includes structural assessment, monitoring and communication systems, & SHM (Structural health management).


It’s 1873. Dr Bruno Johannes Tideman, chief engineer of the Royal Navy and adviser to the shipbuilding industry, carries out the first ship model tests in The Netherlands to determine the ship’s resistance and the required engine capacity. It is a professional challenge to make uncontrollable waves, wind and water ultimately manageable. With this very same drive the ‘Netherlands Ship Model Basin’ began its work in 1932.

Today, known as MARIN, we are an internationally operating and recognized leading independent institution based in Wageningen with 400+ specialists who together realize a turnover of approximately €45 million. At present, our challenge in essence is the same but we have broadened our view. How do we use our hydrodynamic and nautical research to make ships, platforms, wind turbines, harbors – any construction on or in the water – cleaner, safer and smarter?

MARIN will contribute on the floating breakwater design; Hydrodynamic modeling, simulation & testing.


ACCIONA is a global group that develops and manages sustainable infrastructure solutions, especially in renewable energy. It business spans the entire value chain, from design and construction through to operation and maintenance.

ACCIONA's goal is to lead the transition towards a low-carbon economy, bringing technical excellence and innovation to all of its projects to design a better planet. With a presence in more than 40 countries and sales of €8,104 billion in 2021, the company is committed to contributing to the economic and social development of the communities in which it operates.

ACCIONA will be the lead beneficiary in WP4; New circular material solutions, focusing on the concrete materials mix designs.


CLEMENT is one of the leading companies worldwide when it comes to floating systems and is the market leader in the area of large, complex floating infrastructures and special structures.s.Our goal is to take our customers’ ideas and transform them into floating projects that can be put on the water. We can do this and have been doing so with great success for many decades now.

CLEMENT's systems are some of the most innovative currently on the market - high-quality, extremely durable, versatile and highly functional. CLEMENT floating systems combine German engineering with a high degree of innovation. Thanks to our continuous research and development, our systems are amongst the most advanced in the world.

CLEMENT will be the lead beneficiary in WP3; Development of the floating PV solution based on the breakwater concept.


ifeu operates at the interface between civil society developments, corporate strategies, technological perspectives, and political latitude. Our institute adopts a transdisciplinary approach in order to respond to urgent environmental and sustainability issues. The answers we provide are not found in a scientific ivory tower but through in-depth dialogue with stakeholders from industry, science, and society. ifeu deals with issues including resource conservation and recycling, the sustainable and environmentally friendly design of products, processes and material flows, biomass and nutrition, the future-oriented design of mobility and transport, and a successful energy transition.

ifeu will be the lead beneficiary in WP7, focusing on sustainability assessment, including environmental and social analysis.