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Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions

Objective

The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures with lifetime extended up to a 100% under extreme operating conditions. The concept is based on an optimal combination of novel technologies involving customized methodologies for cost-efficient operation. 4 scenarios of severe operating conditions are considered:
1. Concrete infrastructure in deep sea, arctic and subarctic zones: Offshore windmills, gravity based structures, bridge piles and harbours
2. Concrete and mortar under mechanical fatigue in offshore windmills and sea structures
3. Concrete structures in concentrated solar power plants exposed to high temperature thermal fatigue
4. Concrete cooling towers subjected to acid attack
The goal will be realized through the development of multifunctional strategies integrated in concrete formulations and advanced stable bulk concretes from optimized binder technologies. A multi-scale show case will be realized towards service-life prediction of reinforced concretes in extreme environments to link several model approaches and launch innovation for new software tools.
The durability of sustainable advanced reinforced concrete structures developed will be proven and validated within LORCENIS under severe operating conditions based on the TRL scale, starting from a proof of concept (TRL 3) to technology validation (TRL 5).
LORCENIS is a well-balanced consortium of multidisciplinary experts from 9 universities and research institutes and 7 industries whose 2 are SMEs from 8 countries who will contribute to training by exchange of personnel and joint actions with other European projects and increase the competitiveness and sustainability of European industry by bringing innovative materials and new methods closer to the marked and permitting the establishment of energy infrastructures in areas with harsh climate and environmental conditions at acceptable costs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 885 547,48

Participants (17)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 755 625
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 586 250
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 336 208,75
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 562 375
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE CBI BETONGINSTITUTET AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 379 418,13
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 26
10044 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 462 665
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 478 141,25
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION AGUSTIN DE BETANCOURT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 158 625
Address
E.t.s. De Ingenieros De Caminos, Canales Y Puertos Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
KVAERNER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 277 500
Address
Oksenoyveien 10
1366 Lysaker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMALLMATEK - SMALL MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 125
Address
Rua Dos Canhas
3810 075 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zugerstrasse 50
6340 Baar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DYCKERHOFF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 765
Address
Biebricher Strasse 69
65203 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VATTENFALL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 650 125
Address
Evenemangsgatan 13
169 56 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHEMSTREAM BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 375 250
Address
Drie Eikenstraat 661
2650 Edegem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 507 577,52
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 431 546,87
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations