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Multi-use affordable standardised floating Space@Sea

Multi-use affordable standardised floating Space@Sea

Objective

The Space@Sea project aims to develop multi-use platforms with the objective to develop safe and cost efficient deck space at sea. Due to the increasing population and scarce usable space on land, there is an increasing need for sustainable food and renewable energy from the ocean. In the future these will be supplied more and more by fish- and seaweed farms and ocean energy(floating) wind turbines. There are also geographical locations where additional housing or logistic hubs are needed. All these developments need a flexible and scalable concept that can support a multitude of activities at sea.
Space@Sea consists of a group of companies, research institutes and universities that will develop a modular concept for multi-use platforms. Standardised floaters that can be produced at low cost will form the basis. The approach will reduce the cost through standardisation in a similar way that containers reduced the cost of transport in the past.
Each floater can support a different function, such as: housing, renewable energy hub, aquafarming (seaweed, algae and fish farms) and logistics equipment. By combining the applications in different ways, Space@Sea will form islands according to the specifications for the location and function at hand. Three specific islands will be validated and demonstrated as part of Space@Sea: An energy hub in the North Sea, aquaculture in the Mediterranean and a floating logistics hub in the Black Sea.
To develop a safe and economically viable floating island, a floater need to be developed that can meet the requirements of the various applications and environmental conditions. At the same time these requirements will be brought together into a standardized design. Technology developments are required for the floater, the shared mooring system, coupling between the floaters and application specific developments.
The Space@Sea consortium aims to overcome these challenges for a sustainable and cost efficient development of our oceans.
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Coordinator

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND

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Haagsteeg 2
6708 Pm Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 631 787,50

Participants (16)

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DeltaSync BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 225 126,13

ENTWICKLUNGSZENTRUM FUR SCHIFFSTECHNIK UND TRANSPORTSYSTEME EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 473 870

NEMOS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 236 402,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 819 851,25

MOCEAN OFFSHORE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 253 136,63

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 561 897,50

BLUEWATER ENERGY SERVICES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 89 687,50

UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 633 642,50

GICON-GROSSMANN INGENIEUR CONSULT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 523 972,75

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 281 110

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 243 771,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 106 882,50

WATERSTUDIO.NL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 129 241

ICEPRONAV ENGINEERING SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 152 835,38

VAL FOU AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 55 241,38

GEOSEA NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 348 337,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774253

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 629 927,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 766 793,02

Coordinated by:

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND

Netherlands