News LHEEA 2017

  • Thesis Defence - January 2017 - Marie Cathelin
    January 4, 2017
    Marie CATHELIN: “Développement d’un modèle de simulation déterministe pour l’étude du couplage entre un écoulement atmosphérique et l’état de mer”.
  • First floating-wind turbine installed off the French coast
    January 10, 2017
    The Floatgen European research project led by Ideol on offshore wind energy will be a first in France: the deployment of a 2MW integrated floating-wind turbine system, at the SEM-REV test site.
  • Presentation of the construction site for the first offshore wind turbine in France
    January 10, 2017
    Ideol, Centrale Nantes and Bouygues Travaux Publics present the construction site for the first offshore wind turbine in France.
  • FORESEA Webinar #2
    January 18, 2017
    The FORESEA project was launched to help companies test and demonstrate low carbon energy technologies in real sea environments at the following test centres: European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney Islands, UK; SEM-REV-Nantes, France; SmartBay-Galway, Ireland; Tidal Testing Centre, Den Oever, Netherlands. The second webinar will take place the on 18th January at 15:30 CET.
  • Job offers and postdoctoral call
    February 7, 2017
    Two postdoctoral call and two internship are currently ongoing in the LHEEA.
  • MaRINET2 opens call for free access to testing facilities
    April 10, 2017 - May 20, 2017
    10 April. The MaRINET2 project opened a call for applications today. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructure. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level. It is open until 20th May 2017.
  • Centrale Nantes to organise ECCOMAS Marine 2017
    May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017
    As part of the 7th International Conference on Calculation Methods in Marine Engineering, Centrale Nantes is organizing ECCOMAS Marine 2017 in Nantes in May.
  • Floatgen - award-recipient at the "Trophées de la Transition énergétique 2017"
    May 16, 2017
    The Floatgen project for the first offshore wind turbine in France, which is soon to be completed in the Port of Saint-Nazaire, received the “prix Energies Renouvelables” (Renewable Energies Award) for the 2017 Trophées de la Transition Energétique (Energy Transition Trophy) organised by L'Usine Nouvelle during a ceremony on Tuesday 16 May in the presence of Jean Jouzel, climatologist and former vice-president of the IPCC.
  • Thesis defense : Francesc Fabregas-Flavia
    May 30, 2017
    Francesc Fabregas-Flavia, PhD student in the EMO team (LHEEA) since 2014, will defend his thesis entitled:

    A NUMERICAL TOOL FOR THE FREQUENCY DOMAIN SIMULATION OF LARGE CLUSTERS OF WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS
  • Thesis defense : Corentin Hermange - ED SPIGA
    June 5, 2017
    Corentin Hermange, PhD student in the H2i team (LHEEA) since 2014, will defend his thesis entitled:

    Numerical simulation of the fluid-structure interactions inside the aquaplaing problem
  • Centrale Nantes and the America's Cup: onboard software and an alumni in the French Team
    June 14, 2017
    The 35th edition of the America's Cup began at the end of May in Bermuda. The FINE ™ / Marine software from NUMECA Int. is being used by two of the challengers, Groupama Team France and Emirates Team New Zealand as well as by the holder of the title - Oracle Team USA. Centrale Nantes is also proud to count an alumni, Olivier Herledant, amongst the members of Team Groupama France.
  • FORESEA opens third call for offshore renewable energy technologies
    June 30, 2017
    The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) programme opened its third call for support package applications today. Support packages will help commercialise offshore renewable energy technologies by giving free access to FORESEA’s network of test sites. The call is open to technologies ready to deploy complete testing before 2019. The call is open until 29 September 2017. The sea test site of Centrale Nantes SEM-REV is one of the FORESEA test center.
  • MaRINET2 awards €1.3m to develop the next-generation of offshore renewables
    July 7, 2017
    The MaRINET2 project has awarded €1.3m to 34 technology development teams through a competitive call for proposals. This support will accelerate the next generation of offshore renewable energy technologies towards the marketplace by providing technology testing at MaRINET2’s network of world-leading testing facilities.
  • Centrale Nantes completes the installation of Floatgen floating wind turbine anchoring system
    July 27, 2017
    The positioning of the Floatgen mooring system off Le Croisic marks an important step in the progress of this project and paves the way for the installation of the first offshore wind turbine in France.
  • PHYSMOD at Centrale Nantes 23-25 August 2017
    August 23, 2017 - August 25, 2017
    Workshop on PHYSical MODeling of flow and dispersion phenomena.
  • A look back at PHYSMOD - International Conference on Atmospheric Flows
    August 28, 2017
    Centrale Nantes hosted PHYSMOD for the first time this summer (Workshop on PHYSical MODdeling of flow and dispersion phenomena), a biennial international conference bringing together international experts and young researchers on wind tunnel modelling of atmospheric flows.
  • Two LHEEA teams installed a third wind sensor for WindMorbihan network
    September 1, 2017
    Centrale Nantes (the DAUC and SEMREV research teams from the Hydrodynamics, Energetics, Atmospheric Environment lab) and ENVSN recently installed a new wind sensor on the Kerroch light in Ploemeur (Brittany). This action falls within the framework of WindMorbihan project managed by ENVSN (Quiberon) and Compagnie des Ports du Morbihan,
  • Electric future: the startup Geps Techno finalist in the EDF Pulse Awards 2017, vote now!
    September 7, 2017
    GEPS TECHNO, a local start-up specializing in the development of MRE (marine renewable energy) technologies, is among the 12 start-up finalists of the EDF Pulse Awards. Centrale Nantes is working with this startup within the framework of the Foresea project and to support its bid we invite you to vote up until 8 September for its project as part of the Public Award.
  • The Floatgen floating platform was successfully launched
    September 7, 2017
    The construction phase of the concrete floating foundation designed by Ideol and built by Bouygues Travaux Publics has taken a major step forward with its floatation in the Louis Joubert Lock at Saint-Nazaire.
  • PhD defense: Hanna SARA - ED SPIGA
    September 20, 2017
    "Study and valorisation of new thermal management systems of an automotive powertrain"
  • PhD defense - Yoann ROBERT - ED SPI
    September 29, 2017
    "Numerical simulations and modeling of unsteady three-dimensional surface free flows. Application to the boat-rowing-rower system".
  • PhD defense - Benjamin GENDRON - ED SPI
    September 29, 2017
    "Hydrodynamic modeling and optimization of an electro-active wave energy convertor".
  • Real-time wave prediction, an experimental campaign at LHEEA’s wave tank
    October 2, 2017 - October 6, 2017
    Following the awarding of an ANR-ASTRID grant in 2015 for their project PreDeMo-Nav (Deterministic prediction of ship response) , researchers from LHEEA lab at Centrale Nantes are conducting an experimental campaign in the Ocean Engineering tank. The experimental setup aims at simulating remote measurements of wave in order to provide an experimental database for the tests and validations of several numerical models designed to predict wave evolution in real time.
  • FWP Atlantic Forum: an immersive experience at the heart of the floating wind energy sector
    October 2, 2017 - October 4, 2017
    The FWP (Floating Wind Power) Atlantic Forum, an international event dedicated to the industrial development of floating wind energy, will take place from 2 to 4 October 2017 in Saint-Nazaire and Lorient. The FWP Atlantic Forum is a professional event by and for industry, organized by the Pays de la Loire and Brittany Regions, both hubs for marine renewable energies (MREs).
  • Open Day 2017: Saturday, October 7 at the LHEEA
    October 7, 2017
    Centrale Nantes is taking part again in the annual "Fête de la Science" (Science Fair) and will be opening its doors to you. Calling all science amateurs and enthusiasts, prospective students or just the curious to come discover our laboratories and teaching platforms, such as the LHEEA's test facilities! Doors open from 2 pm to 6 pm on Saturday 7 October 2017.
  • Inauguration of Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine in France, on Friday 13 October
    October 13, 2017
    Ideol, Centrale Nantes and Bouygues Travaux Publics will inaugurate Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine in France. This historical occasion marks the starting point for a new national industry.
  • 4th call FORESEA for testing MRE technologies on SEM-REV
    October 16, 2017
    The FORESEA programme (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) has launched its 4th call for proposals. The FORESEA project aims to help bring ocean energy technologies to market by providing access to northwestern Europe’s world-leading network of test centres. Through the project, the performance of innovative ocean renewable energy technologies will be demonstrated in real sea conditions, helping to leverage the investment needed to take these new products to market.
  • A floating wind turbine tested in the Hydrodynamic and Ocean Engineering Tank
    October 16, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    Within the framework of transnational access of the Marinet2 European project, Centrale Nantes facilities hosted a team from Rostock University to test a new concept of floating wind turbine.
  • Phd Defense - Karin BLACKMAN - ED SPI
    October 23, 2017
    "Scale interactions between the lower atmosphere and the urban canopy".
  • 2 projects tested on SEM-REV in the FORESEA programme
    October 26, 2017
    In september FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) opens third call for offshore renewable energy technologies. Support packages will help commercialise offshore renewable energy technologies by giving free access to FORESEA’s network of test sites.Support packages will help commercialise offshore renewable energy technologies by giving free access to FORESEA’s network of test sites.
  • SEM-REV participated in the international meeting of European sea trial sites, WaTERS, in the Canary Islands
    October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017
    SEM-REV, the Centrale Nantes offshore test site has participated in the international meeting of the European offshore test sites for several years. The actions of SEM-REV are in line with the various recent initiatives aimed at promoting exchanges between test sites such as UE MARINERG-i, FORESEA, MARINET1 and 2, THEOREM, etc.
  • Accreditation to supervise research: Alain MAIBOOM Defense
    November 10, 2017
    Alain MAIBOOM, Lecturer and researcher in the LHEEA (Research Laboratory in Hydrodynamics, Energetics & Atmospheric Environment) in the Thermodynamics of Motor Systems research group, will present his defense for his 'habilitation à diriger des recherches' - HDR (accreditation to supervise research) on Friday 10 November
  • The aerodynamic wind tunnel is being extended
    December 14, 2017
    To allow for the analysis and control of flows around obstacles such as aerodynamic blade profiles for applications such as Marine Renewable Energies, the aerodynamic wind tunnel is undergoing renovation.
  • PhD Defense - Hélène CLEMOT - ED SPI
    December 18, 2017
    "Study of the integration of wave energy systems into the electricity grid - Development of a model of the wave to the electrical network"
  • PhD Defense - Marie ROBERT - ED SPI
    December 18, 2017
    "Numerical modelling of the hydroelastic behavior of vessels in nonlinear waves"
  • Floatgen produces its first KWs
    December 21, 2017
    The Floatgen wind turbine, currently docked in the port of Saint-Nazaire before being towed offshore, produced its first electrons on Thursday 14 December.
  • Floatgen produces its first KWs
    December 21, 2017
    The Floatgen wind turbine, currently docked in the port of Saint-Nazaire before being towed offshore, produced its first electrons on Thursday 14 December.
Published on April 23, 2020 Updated on January 20, 2021