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NOVEL ECO-CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS FOR DURABLE, COMPETITIVE, AND BIO-INSPIRED OFFSHORE FLOATING PV SUBSTRUCTURES

Objective

The green transition strategy of the EU aims to a climate neutral economy by increasing the use of renewable energy sources, being offshore floating photovoltaics (PV) one of the target technologies. Although floating PV is already used in shallow inland waters, its use in offshore environments is not common due to the harsh marine conditions and thus requires a revamping of the technology. The main objective of NaturSea-PV is to improve the overall lifetime, reliability, and maintainability of marine substructures for offshore floating PVs and thus reduce its LCOE. For this, NaturSea-PV will develop innovative structural designs capable of handling the marine conditions, at the same time ensuring the durability and minimizing (un)installation costs. The substructures will be built using newly developed environmentally friendly low carbon ultra high performance concrete and will be coated with new biobased antifouling and anticorrosive coatings. A specific predictive simulation toolkit will be developed to assess the mechanical and chemical durability of the new materials under marine conditions and will be validated against experimental data. The new materials and structural design will be first validated in the laboratory (testing), then integrated in prototypes to check the buildability and to be validated in relevant environments. NaturSea-PV will co-develop and co-validate the project results with external stakeholders while assessing the potential environmental and social impacts and perception to verify that the proposed solutions compatible with existing regulations and socio-economic activities taking part in the sea to maximize the impact of offshore floating-PV solutions. The results and knowledge from the project will be managed to have the most effective exploitation (e.g. IP) and widest possible communication and dissemination to forward the implementation of successful floating PV substructures with circular materials and low, competitive, LCOE.

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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Net EU contribution
€ 704 375,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 393 210,50
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
Net EU contribution
€ 326 221,25
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 300 625,00
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 407 622,50
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

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Region
Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 238 192,50
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 33 682,50
Address
Calle Ibaeta Campus Upv Ehu 72
20018 Donostia San Sebastian

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 175 803,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
WARRANT HUB SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 310 500,00
Address
Corso Mazzini 11
42015 Correggio Re

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Reggio nell’Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PREFABRICADOS FORMEX SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 194 479,99
Address
Conde Altea 52 3
46005 Valencia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CONCRETES SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 145 731,11
Address
Calle Conde Altea 52 Puerta 3
46005 Valencia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00