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Development and demonstration of an automated, modular and environmentally friendly multi-functional platform for open sea farm installations of the Blue Growth Industry

Objective

The development of multi-use sea platforms concept has become one of the EU’s most interesting and ambitious projects in order to ensure the integrated, sustainable and ecological exploitation of open sea resources. In particular, a suitable combination of aquaculture facility and offshore renewables and the application of the right technical knowledge are key in achieving sustainable exploitation of marine resources, in support of the growing global demand for seafood and energy from renewables. The aim of the Blue Growth Farm project is then to produce advanced industrial knowledge with a fully integrated & efficient offshore multipurpose floating platform, which provides a central protected pool to host automated aquaculture system, capable of producing high quality fish, as well as a large storage and deck areas to host a commercial 10 MW wind turbine and a number of wave energy converters (WEC). The platform results from the suitable assembly of low-cost, corrosion-resistance, low-maintenance concrete caissons modules. Relevant R&D challenges are addressed in the project with the specific strategy to design and test solutions on an outdoor physical prototype and then obtain essential feedback to enhance the full scale design projection. Final project achievements are represented by: i) design assessment of the fully integrated multipurpose offshore floating platform, hosting aquaculture, energy harvesting, automation and control, security and surveillance, electrical dispatch, shipping operations, logistics and platform operations services; 2) detailed design, construction, commissioning and operation of a scaled physical prototype (~1:10) of the platform to provide the required experimental evidences in the relevant environment, in order to demonstrate achievement of TRL 5 requirement; iii) suitable business model and plan built on the Blue Growth Farm configuration to validate project assumptions and open opportunities to future investment.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 027 585,33

Participants (15)

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GRANDI LAVORI FINCOSIT SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 7 984,52
Address
Piazza Fernando De Lucia 60 65
00139 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAFIER INGENIERIE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 099 535,50
Address
13 Cours Du Danube
77700 Serris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI MEDITERRANEA DI REGGIO CALABRIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 808 800
Address
Via Salita Melissari Feo Di Vito
89124 Reggio Calabria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAGRO AQUACULTURE LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 266 875
Address
Agiou Andreou 296
3035 Lemoses
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHLAMYS S.R.L
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Via Vittorio Veneto 13
76125 Trani (Bt)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 226 130
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAVENERGY.IT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 262,50
Address
Via F Baracca Tv Pr De Salvo 8/A
89100 Reggio Di Calabria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 326 312,50
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 14 664,67
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias
33428 Llanera Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 250
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 423 750
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DITREL INDUSTRIAL S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 140 700
Address
Calle Gerezpea N2
01015 Vitoria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 359 320
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FINCOSIT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 279 702,98
Address
Via Fieschi 6/13
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)