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Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions

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.

Coordinator

SINTEF AS

Address

Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 885 547,48

Participants (18)

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NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 755 625

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 586 250

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 336 208,75

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 562 375

RISE CBI BETONGINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 379 418,13

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 462 665

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 478 141,25

FUNDACION AGUSTIN DE BETANCOURT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 158 625

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 220 000

KVAERNER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 277 500

KVAERNER CONCRETE SOLUTIONS AS

Norway

SMALLMATEK - SMALL MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 238 125

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG

Switzerland

DYCKERHOFF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 305 765

VATTENFALL AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 650 125

CHEMSTREAM BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 375 250

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 507 577,52

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 431 546,87

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 685445

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 927 345

  • EU contribution

    € 7 610 745

Coordinated by:

SINTEF AS

Norway