SEM-REV R&D projects

The SEM-REV team also participates in collaborative R&D.

You have a project ? 

Contact the SEM-REV team to set up your R&D project: semrev27a0b464-1ca0-49b7-8114-3156c5b4f8aa@ec-nantes.fr

Increase awareness of the marine environment (resources, impact…)

 

MARINE GROWTH: projects ABIOP, LEHERO

  • Inertia / Hydrodynamic added drag due to marine growth
  • Asymmetry of development
  • Species on site and follow-up in time
  • Space and time evolution

IMPACT OF EQUIPMENT: projects SPECIES, HOOPLA

  • Trenching, scouring (cable)
  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • Life on benthos and water column

SEISMIC, GEOTECHNOLOGY: projects PROSE, REDENV-EOL

  • Soil characterization
  • Foundations, anchors
  • Buried objects

Support the development of MRE Technologies (FOWT, WEC) and components


 

NUMERICAL MODELLING, BENCH TESTS, IN -SITU MONITORING: project OMDYN

  • Thermo-mechanical effects
  • Component monitoring

FORECASTING FOLLOW-UP IN FATIGUE: project MHM-EMR

  • SHM: Structural Health Monitoring

LAYOUT OF FLOATING WIND FARMS: project STATIONIS

  • Criteria of wind farm layout
  • Technical and economic solutions

Include all aspects related to the Energy (Storage, Transport and Conversion)



DYNAMIC CABLE MONITORING: projects EMODI and OMDYN

  • Loads, motions and deformations
  • Influence of marine growth
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Stabilization of cables on seabed

Address the Security, Safety, Education & Marine Operations challenges

Illustration: buoy drifting after breaking its mooring lines
 

SAFETY

  • Risk analysis vs marine traffic
  • Maritime surveillance
  • Studies of component follow-ups
 


MARINE OPERATIONS

  • Meteorological and oceanographic forecasts
  • Monitoring for operation and maintenance (O&M)
  • Embarked numerical model for decision aid

Funding

Centrale Nantes has built a 6-year collaborative research program, which started in 2014, to support MRE technologies development. This program aims at providing leverage funding for MRE developers willing to demonstrate their technology at SEM-REV.

Several ways to partially fund your test campaign:

  • OCEAN DEMO: Free access to the Northern European test sites to test MRE technologies
  • MaRINET2: access to 57 test platforms in 13 European countries
  • Marine Energy Alliance: technical and commercial support services of 8 european partners
Published on June 30, 2017 Updated on January 15, 2021