EMO-Projects and partnerships

Ongoing collaborative projects

Softwind (2017-2019)

Coordinator: Centrale Nantes/LHEEA
Funder: WEAMEC/Région Pays de la Loire
Partners : D-ICE/LS2N

The SOFTWIND project will contribute to a better understanding of the behavior of floating wind turbine and especially of the influence of the turbine control on the overall dynamics. It will provide a robust and accurate validation tool that will help both developers and researchers to accelerate their developments, and mose specially with regard to the optimization of the compromises between stability, aging of the structure, and electrical production.
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Floateole (2017-2021)

Coordinator: Centrale Nantes/LHEEA
Funder: WEAMEC/Région Pays de la Loire
Partners: D-ICE/Idéol

FLOATEOLE project illustrates the objective of the research lab in Hydrodynamics, Energetics and Atmospheric Environment (LHEEA) to contribute, through a multidisciplinary approach, to the optimization of floating wind turbines operation by studying the consequences of the wave/wind/structure coupling on the performance and durability of the wind energy converters subjected to harsh and non-deterministic operating conditions.

The goal of the project is to combine wind tunnel and full-scale offshore experiments in order to characterize the wave influence on the aerodynamic behavior of the floating wind turbines and on their wake development.
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Joint Laboratory of Marine Technology


Naval Group (formerly DCNS), Centrale Nantes and the University of Nantes officially announced the creation of a joint laboratory for industry and research.  The Joint Laboratory of Marine Technology will ensure that Naval Group remains constantly at the cutting edge of advanced naval military technologies.
More informations about the JLMT

ANR ASTRID/PREDEMONAV (2016–2019)

Coordinator: Centrale Nantes/LHEEA;
Partners: MIO, Sirenha, DGA-TH

Disturb - ANR Défi des autres savoirs (2017-2021)


Partners: LPS (ENS), LHEEA (Centrale Nantes), MSC (Paris-Diderot), SPEC  (CEA)

Properties of large scales in hydrodynamic turbulence and wave turbulence (large scales are defined as scales larger than the forcing scale) : observation of flux towards large scales, thermalisation or inverse cascade
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S3 (2017-2020)

Funder: ADEME
Coordinator: SBM Offshore
Partners: Centrale Nantes, IFPEN

In the S3 project, the EMO group explores a new concept for deterministic wave prediction for control and optimization of energy production of wave energy converters. The method consists in measuring the horizontal velocity profile in the water column. This measurement is used as the wavemaker boundary condition in the HOS_NWT code. Then, wave prediction is achieved by running the HOS_NWT code.

FUI/OPTIROUTE (2016–2019)


Coordinator: Hydrocéan
Partners: Adrena, Bureau Veritas, CMA CGM, STX France Solutions, Centrale Nantes/LHEEA, ENSM, Ifremer

INTERREG North-West Europe/MARINE ENERGY ALLIANCE (2018-2022)

Funder: Union Européenne
Coordinator: Ducth Marine Energy Centre
Partners: Centrale Nantes, EMEC, MaREI, MARIN, Exceedence, INNOSEA, Edinburg University, Navingo

The MARINE ENERGY ALLIANCE four-year project will combine marine energy expertise of eight project partners who will jointly work to progress the maturity level of 40 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North-West Europe region. The partners will deliver a suite of integrated technical and commercial services, tailored to the needs of each SME supported in the project, with the aim of reducing risks that could arise in the subsequent demonstration phase. Together, the project partners coming from the Netherlands, UK, France and Ireland will develop and pilot an integrated service portfolio ready for roll-out after the project lifetime.

FARWIND (2017-2020)


Funder: ADEME, Région Pays de la Loire, WEAMEC
Coordinator: Centrale Nantes
Partners: Université de Nantes
The FARWIND projet explores the feasibility of converting the far-offshore wind energy resource into renewable fuel production. This concept relies on a radically new technology: the energy ship. The energy ship is a ship propelled by wind sails that produce electricity using water turbines attached underneath their hull. The electricity is converted into an energy vector (e.g. hydrogen), stored on-board, and then brought to the consumers.
In practice, the energy ships could be deployed in fleets. They would be escorted by a dedicated tanker which would collect the produced energy, but would also act as a surveillance, control and service vessel.
Our research includes the development of numerical and physical models for the investigation, optimization and validation of the energy and economic performance of this new concept.
The FARWIND project was awarded at the 2018 edition of the “Trophées de l’Innovation Océan.”
 

Recent collaborative projects

H2020/Oceanet (2013-2017): European network of PhD training in wind energy at sea and wave energy

Coordinator: WavEC Offshore Renewables
Partners: IST , Uppsala Universitet, MARIN, UCC, The University of Exeter, Fraunhofer, ECN/LHEEA, Tecnalia
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IA/IRT Jules Verne/SimAvHy (2012-2017)

Coordinator: Centrale Nantes/LHEEA(H2I)
Partners: IRT JV, ECN/LHEEA

Région Pays de la Loire/SEASTORAGE (2014-2017)

Coordinateur : CEA Tech
Partenaires: Centrale Nantes/LHEEA

Sizing and optimization of energy storage systems in a wave energy farm for its integration to the electricity grid.

SATT Ouest Valorisation/TURBHO (2015-2016)


Coordinator: Centrale Nantes/LHEEA

Maturation of an innovative system for generating wave and current in wave tanks tank with axial flow pumps.

ANR BLANC2012/TURBULON (2012–2016)

Coordinator: MSC
Partners: GIT, LPS, Centrale Nantes/LHEEA
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WEAMEC/FRyDoM (2016-2018)

Coordinator: Centrale Nantes/LHEEA
Funder: WEAMEC/Région Pays de la Loire/Nantes Métropole
Partners: D-ICE/LS2N/SEM-REV

Develop an open source framework for the modelling and the numerical simulation of complex floating offshore systems and marine operations.
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IA/IRT JV, HYSMAR (2012-2015)

Coordinator: HYDROCEAN (check)
Partners: IRT JV, ALSTOM, Bureau Veritas, Naval Group, HYDROCEAN, STW, Centrale Nantes/LHEEA

ANR MN2011/MONACOREV (2012-2015)

Coordinator: Centrale Nantes/LHEEA
Partners: Hydrocéan, LHSV, EDF R&D

Methods and numerical tools for the numerical simulation of the dynamic response and impacts of wave energy systems isolated and in farms.


ANR PROGELEC2011/QUALIPHE (2012-2015)

Coordinator: SATIE
Partners: IRCCyN, Centrale Nantes/LHEEA, SYDEV
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FP7/MARINA Platform (2010 – 2014)

Coordinator: Acciona
Partners: NTNU, Statoil, Edinburgh University, UCC, DTU, DONG Energy, Fraunhofer, CWC, 1-Tech, Technip, Centrale Nantes/LHEEA, Tecnalia, University of Algarve, Progeco, NKUA.

Design and numerical and experimental analysis of hybrid wind and wave energy platforms.
Videos of experiments carried out during the MARINA project: Vidéo1Vidéo 2

IA/Labex MER (2011 – 2019)

Coordinator: UBO
Partners: AMURE, GEOMER, LBCM, LM2E, LDO, LEMAR, LOPS, DYNECO, GM, LEP, RDT, GEOLITTOMER, Centrale Nantes/LHEEA

Network of academic labs. Its objective is to combine the best researchers in marine sciences and marine technologies to strengthen the knowledge and the understanding of the ocean space behaviour in the particular context of climate change.
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Industrial projects and expertises for:

INNOSEA, SOLIDEO Ingénierie, NREL, IFPEN, SATT Ouest Valorisation, Abengoa, Waves Ruiz, France Energies Marines, Alstom Hydro, EDF R&D, SBM, Corpower, Bosch Rexroth, Cabinet Merlin, Naval Group, SENER…
Published on March 27, 2017 Updated on November 5, 2018