STANDICEProject reference: 503721
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV
Standardization of Ice Forces on Offshore Structures Design [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]
Total cost:EUR 243 400
EU contribution:EUR 243 400
Call for proposal:FP6-2002-TREN-1
Funding scheme:SSA - Specific Support Action
During the past six years two RTD-projects have been performed by a consortium of seven European partners to investigate ice forces on marine structures. The aim of this work has been to establish new methods for ice load predictions. The work has been supported by the EC under the projects LOLEIF and STRICE. The data compiled by these projects are of great importance for the future development of offshore wind energy converters, OWECS, in the ice-covered seas of Europe. Because the ice forces on marine structures are internationally heavily disputed the present design codes for OWECS as well as for all marine structures in ice-infested waters are not been considered reliable. Therefore, the main objective of this project is to contribute to the development of an international standard for the design of marine structures such as OWECS against ice loads with special emphasis on European sub-arctic ice conditions.