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

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.
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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)

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 333 538

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 284 058

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 352 706

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 377 611

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 383 274

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 220 078

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 327 407

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 177 800

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 148 864

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 135 018

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 188 939

THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 138 520

HORTIMARE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 122 516

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 133 056

HVALPSUND NET AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 107 300

BOLDING & BURCHARD APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 111 317

INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA WODNEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 126 840

ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 115 164

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 156 170

MUSHOLM AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 74 701

DANSK AKVAKULTUR FORENING

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 56 460

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 131 880

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 67 947

DONG ENERGY WIND POWER HOLDING AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 63 600

ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 98 647

KEFALONIA FISHERIES INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMPANY AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 87 287

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 96 224

NORWIND INSTALLER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 60 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 288710

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 376 567,60

  • EU contribution

    € 5 483 411

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark