LHEEA - News & events

  • PhD Defense - Marco CASTAGNA - ED SPI
    July 9, 2020
    PhD Defense, Marco CASTAGNA : at 2 pm on Thursday 9 July by videoconference.
  • OceanDEMO call 3 user workshop
    June 30, 2020
    This webinar will take place on June 30, 2020 from 15:00 to 16:30.
  • Ginevra Rubino receives the "Fall 2020 NATO AVT Young Contributor Award"
    June 19, 2020
    The LHEEA is pleased to announce that the "NATO Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel Awards Committee" has awarded Ms. Ginevra Rubino with the "Fall 2020 NATO AVT Young Contributor Award" for her overall research work on NATO AVT collaborative research projects.
  • MARINE ENERGY ALLIANCE call #2 awarded
    June 18, 2020
    Marine Energy Alliance has reached a new milestone in june by awarding services to 23 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through its Second Call for Applications.
  • The engine test benches are back in gear
    June 12, 2020
    Like the other test facilities at Centrale Nantes, the engine test benches had to put their testing on hold in March 2020.
  • Testing back on track in the LHEEA wind tunnels!
    June 9, 2020
    An update on wind tunnel testing in the LHEEA.
  • Are renewable energies the solution? A web conference by Centrale Nantes
    June 2, 2020
    Given Centrale Nantes' dual vocation of training and research, the school strives to disseminate knowledge as widely as possible. Aurélien Babarit, research engineer at LHEEA* and specialist in Marine Renewable Energy, talks online about one of Centrale Nantes' 3 strategic themes: energy transition.
  • Ocean Demo third call to focus on progression towards multi device installations
    June 2, 2020
    The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project opened its 3rd call today. Successful applicants will receive free access to test their ocean energy products and services in real sea environments at the project’s network of test centres.
  • ESR 5 position still open at Centrale Nantes
    May 20, 2020 - July 1, 2020
    Following the announcement of the 2nd call for applicants, Centrale Nantes opens the ESR5 position for application, until the 1st of July.
  • PhD defense - Sajad Mozaffari - ED SPI
    May 18, 2020
    You are cordially invited to attend the Ph.D. defense by Sajad Mozaffari on the subject "Adaptive Grid Refinement for Hybrid RANS/LES".
  • Research collaboration between the LHEEA (Centrale Nantes/CNRS), CRITTM2A and Gamma Technologies
    May 6, 2020
    The CRITT M2A Electrical Test Centre started work on the PEGAS²E (Energy Performance, Management and Autonomy of Electrical Storage Systems) four-year research programme on October 1st 2019.
  • PhD Defense - Antoine SOULIER - ED SPI
    April 27, 2020
    "Caractérisation du fonctionnement aérodynamique du e-Penon, capteur pour les pales d'éoliennes."
    (Aerodynamic characterization of a sensor (e-penon) for the analysis and control of the state of turbulent flow on an aerodynamic surface).
  • The LHEEA is looking for a Post-Doct for the WIND2SIM project
    April 7, 2020
    The topic of this post-doc is: "Turbulent boundary condition for floating offshore wind turbine simulation: coupling wind tunnel data to aeroelastic codes"
  • The LHEEA is recruiting a PhD student for a thesis on: "Turbocharger turbine modeling at off-design operating conditions"
    April 7, 2020
    Turbocharging allows using engines in better operating conditions and reducing polluting emissions including carbon dioxide. The use of a turbocharger requires knowledge of the functioning of each of its elements, in particular the turbine, in the manufacturer’s map area but also outside this area, at off-design conditions, in particular to calculate the efficiency.
  • Ocean DEMO call 2 awards support to ten technology developers
    April 2, 2020
    The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has awarded recommendations for support to ten offshore renewable energy developers under its 2nd call. The awards will support developers on their path to commercialisation and ease the transition of ocean energy towards multi-device farms by providing free access to open sea test sites.
  • Record monthly production for Floatgen in February
    March 12, 2020
    Confirming the outstanding production and availability numbers recorded throughout 2019, the 2 MW Floatgen floating offshore wind turbine, equipped with Ideol’s patented floating foundation and installed on the Sem-Rev test site (Atlantic Coast of France), achieved a new record monthly production in February.
  • 1st FLOAWER event
    March 9, 2020
    On March 3 and 4, Centrale Nantes hosted the first FLOAWER event. Gathering around 40 people, it was the perfect opportunity to meet all the different partners of the project.
  • Accreditation to Supervise Research Antoine Ducoin - Online video
    March 9, 2020
    On November 22th, 2019, Antoine Ducoin (H2i team) defended his HDR (accreditation to supervise research) on "Contributions to the hydro-elastic study of flexible blades under unsteady loadings".
  • First LiDAR measurement campaign underway at Penn-Avel
    February 28, 2020
    The scanning LiDAR, a wind measurement instrument recently acquired by the LHEEA (summer 2019, funding from the region, ERDF, PIA), was installed on the terrace of the seafront villa in Penn Avel park on the Croisic site on 28 October 2019.
  • Accreditation to Supervise Research Guillaume Oger - Online video
    February 26, 2020
    On July 05th, 2019, Guillaume Oger (H2i team) defended his HDR on the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and Finite Volumes methods for the simulation of complex flows.
  • Towing tank tests for the FARWIND project
    February 25, 2020
    Testing has been carried out in the Centrale Nantes towing tank to characterize a CRUISING hydrogenerator, as part of EMO (LHEEA) team's work on the FARWIND project.
  • Launch of VAMOS/FLOTEOLE, a Franco-German research project for deep-water offshore wind energy
    February 17, 2020
    Offshore wind is taking the next step: floating foundations for deeper waters are becoming a tested and proven technology. How can we further reduce their cost to accelerate their deployment?
  • "MERS", the first Carnot institute for ocean research
    February 14, 2020
    The MERS Carnot Institute (Marine Engineering Research for sustainable, safe and smart Seas) was one of 37 Carnot Institutes to be granted official certification on 7 February for a period of 4 years. Its ambition is to boost collaboration between companies and research laboratories to develop sustainable and ocean-friendly maritime activities.
  • Blue-GIFT opens 2nd call for applications
    January 20, 2020
    The Blue-GIFT (Blue Growth and Innovation Fast Tracked) project is pleased to announce the 2nd call for applications that will open on the 20th of January 2020. The call will close on the 30th of April 2020 at 17:00 UTC. Applications can benefit from an early assessment if the test plan requires a starting date on Q1 & Q2 2020.
  • Floatgen achieves a total of 6 GWh of power production in 2019
    January 17, 2020
    Following very encouraging initial results communicated last July, the 2 MW Floatgen floating wind turbine, equipped with Ideol’s patented floating foundation and installed on the Centrale Nantes Offshore test site Sem-Rev (Atlantic Coast of France), exceeded production and availability expectations in the second half of 2019.
  • Marine Energy Alliance opens second call for applications
    January 6, 2020
    The aim of MEA is to progress the technical and commercial maturity level of early-stage (TRL 3 – 4) marine energy technology companies with the overall goal of reducing the risk of device failure in subsequent demonstration phases.
  • Ocean DEMO Access: 2nd Call for Applications
    January 2, 2020
    The main objective of Ocean DEMO (Demonstration Programme for Ocean Energy Pilot Farms and Supporting Technologies) is to help North West Europe enterprises working in low carbon technology to accelerate their transition from single prototype to multi-device farms by providing free access to world-leading test centres.

Published on March 29, 2017 Updated on April 23, 2020