Skip to main content

Innovative Multi-purpose off-shore platforms: planning, Design and operation

Objective

European oceans will be subject to massive development of marine infrastructure in the near future. The most obvious is the energy facilities e.g. offshore wind farms, exploitation of wave energy, expansion of electricity connections, and also further development and implementation of marine aquaculture. This will also lead to an increased need for marine infrastructure to support installation and the on-going operation of the facilities. However both economical costs and environmental impact have to be reduced in order to increase the feasibility of the use of ocean space.
Marine structures for offshore wind farms and aquaculture have to be installed at various sites and on much larger scale than earlier implementation of offshore structures in order to fulfil EU strategies (1) for reduction of fossil-based energy and (2) to become a major player in sustainable aquaculture. However the feasibility is much more sensitive to the costs of structures and the installation of the structures than for instance Oil & Gas facilities.
Novel innovative design concepts should address different physical conditions in order to make the best use of the ocean space. Going from deep water (north of Spain) to shallow water with high morphological activity (the Wadden sea) and further to inner waters like the inner Danish/Baltic areas and the Adriatic sea changes the focus from a strong physical aspect to environmental impact. This will make it possible to develop, test and integrate different technologies but also to address site specific challenges.
Both for offshore renewables and for aquaculture a substantial part of the costs is variable cost related to operations and maintenance of the plants. It is obvious that optimization of the use of ocean space for different purposes might benefit from shared resources such staff allocation, transportation of staff and material from and to the platforms, use of forecasting systems, ships etc.

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2011
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 806 239
Administrative Contact
Erik Damgaard Christensen (Prof.)

Participants (28)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 333 538
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 284 058
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan José San Miguel Roncero (Mr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 352 706
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan-Joost Schouten (Mr.)
DHI
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 377 611
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Flemming Møhlenberg (Dr.)
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 383 274
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Marinopoulou (Ms.)
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 220 078
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Mees (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 327 407
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marian Stuiver (Dr.)
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 177 800
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wei He (Dr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 148 864
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Taramelli (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 018
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hocine Oumeraci (Prof.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 188 939
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Njård Håkon Gudbrandsen (Mr.)
THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 138 520
Address
Konstantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred A. Lange (Prof.)
HORTIMARE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 122 516
Address
Esther De Boer Van Rijkpark 20
1705 LN Heerhugowaard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Job Schipper (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 133 056
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Bellotti (Dr.)
HVALPSUND NET AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 107 300
Address
Havnepladsen 16
9640 Farso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Casper Guldberg Petersen (Mr.)
BOLDING & BRUGGEMAN APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 111 317
Address
Strandgyden 25 Baaring Mark
5466 Asperup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karsten Bolding (Dr.)
INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA WODNEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 126 840
Address
Ul. Koscierska 7
80328 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Sawicki (Prof.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 115 164
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
M. Sedat Kabdasli (Prof.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 156 170
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Magnus Holmstrand (Mr.)
MUSHOLM AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 74 701
Address
Strandvejen 101
4281 Gorlev
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Dalsgaard (Mr.)
DANSK AKVAKULTUR FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 56 460
Address
Vejlsoevj 51
8600 Silkeborg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Karl Iver Dahl-Madsen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 880
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jim Mcgregor (Mr.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 67 947
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
S. Wagenaar (Ms.)
DONG ENERGY WIND POWER HOLDING AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 63 600
Address
Kraftvaerksvej 53
7000 Fredericia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aksel Hauge Pedersen (Mr.)
ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 647
Address
Via Mantova 24
00198 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Gentili (Mr.)
KEFALONIA FISHERIES INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMPANY AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 87 287
Address
Livadi Lixouri
28200 Kefalonia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thanassis Frentzos (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 96 224
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efi Kafentzi (Ms.)
NORWIND INSTALLER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 60 250
Address
C Sundtsgate 17/19 Sentrum
5004 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thorbjørn Hansen (Mr.)