LHEEA - News & events

  • Centrale Nantes at OMAE
    June 17, 2018 - June 21, 2018
    A large delegation from Centrale Nantes took part as usual in this year's International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering in Madrid.
  • FORESEA Project Marks Project Successes at ICOE Drinks Reception
    June 7, 2018
    Since its launch, FORESEA has increased real-sea testing activity in the ocean energy sector. Ten projects have hit the water at European test centres with FORESEA support, with more to come in the next 18 months. To mark this success, a drinks reception will be held at ICOE2018 on Wednesday 13 June. A fourth and final call for applications to the FORESEA programme is open until 29 June 2018.
  • Centrale Nantes is part of the Marine Energy Alliance
    June 1, 2018
    MEA aims to progress the combined technical and commercial maturity level of 40 SMEs by delivering a suite of bespoke integrated technical and commercial services. Centrale Nantes, through its LHEEA laboratory, is involved in this alliance.
  • Pedro Veras Guimarães, a Centrale Nantes PhD student, wins the Admiral Daveluy international thesis award
    May 28, 2018
    Pedro Veras Guimarães, Phd student at Centrale Nantes in the LHEEA Laboratory from 2014 to 2018, receives the Admiral Daveluy thesis award, which is awarded for work in the naval and maritime fields.
  • Seanergy/ICOE 2018
    June 12, 2018 - June 14, 2018
    ICOE and SEANERGY team up in 2018 to hold the world's biggest event in Marine Energies in Cherbourg, Normandy – France, from 12 to 14 June.
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 31 May 2018
    May 31, 2018
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday afternoon. The next seminar will be held in the distance-learning room on Thursday 31 May at 1.45pm. Open to all!
  • Groupe PSA and Centrale Nantes working together on digital simulation
    May 17, 2018
    Groupe PSA and Centrale Nantes launch a €4 million R&D programme dedicated to digital simulation techniques for powertrain design. The programme aims to bring low-emission vehicles to market faster.
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 24 May 2018
    May 24, 2018
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday at 1.45pm in the distance-learning room. Open to all!
  • Guest professor at Centrale Nantes: Dr. Grégory Payne
    June 4, 2018 - July 27, 2018
    Dr Grégory Payne, Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, will be at Centrale Nantes from 4 June to 27 July. He was invited by Aurélien Babarit, member of faculty in the Research Laboratory in Hydrodynamics, Energetics & Atmospheric Environment (LHEEA).
  • FWP Atlantic Forum 2018
    September 19, 2018 - September 21, 2018
    Be part of the growth of floating wind power!Backed by Brittany and the Pays de la Loire region, the second edition of the annual FWP (Floating Wind Power) Atlantic Forum will take place from September 19 to 21, 2018.FWP 2018 is organized with the support of Centrale Nantes.
  • Open day for Marine Renewable Energies
    May 25, 2018
    The ocean test facilities of Centrale Nantes will be open to the public on Friday 25 May as part of the Renewable Energy Days.
  • Floatgen, the first French offshore wind turbine, is being installed on Centrale Nantes' SEM-REV site
    April 30, 2018
    After two years of construction in Saint-Nazaire port, the floating wind turbine is now fully operational and will be towed and moored at the Centrale Nantes' offshore test site. SEM-REV, which is located 20 km off the coast from Le Croisic, is the first site French multi-technology offshore test site connected to the power grid.This project is supported by an original consortium bringing together a start-up - Ideol, a large group - Bouygues Construction and an engineering school and its research laboratories - Centrale Nantes.
  • Andrea DI MASCIO invited to Centrale Nantes
    April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018
    Andrea DI MASCIO, Senior Researcher at IAC-CNR (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), Rome, has been invited by David LE TOUZÉ, LHEEA Professor, H2i Teamfrom 23 to 27 April 2018.
  • Centrale Nantes welcomes 'Acoustics of the SEA' - the first project selected by the FORESEA programme - to its offshore test site.
    April 19, 2018
    On Thursday 12 April, Centrale Nantes installed a demonstrator, which aims to characterize underwater ambient noise, on its offshore test site, SEM-REV. This is part of the Acoustics of the SEA (SEAc) project developed by Nereis Environnement.
  • Aurélien Babarit, research engineer at Centrale Nantes, publishes a book on wave energy conversion
    April 17, 2018
    Aurélien Babarit, research engineer at Centrale Nantes in the LHEEA, has just had published his book entitled "Ocean Wave Energy Conversion: Resource, Technologies and Performance".
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 19 April 2018
    April 19, 2018
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday at 1.45pm. in the distance-learning room. Open to all!
  • PhD defense - Charles SPRAUL - ED SPI
    April 12, 2018
    "Suivi de la durée de vie des ombilicaux dynamiques pour l'éolien flottant."
    Monitoring the lifespan of dynamic umbilicals for floating wind turbines.
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 05 April 2018
    April 5, 2018
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday at 1.45pm. in the distance-learning room. Open to all!
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 29 march 2018
    March 29, 2018
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday at 1.45pm. in the distance-learning room. Open to all!
  • 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.
  • 3 LHEEA's presentations at EERA DeepWind'2018
    February 28, 2018
    EERA DeepWind'2018 is the 15th offshore wind R & D conference. Several LHEEA's researcher participated in the poster and conference sessions.
  • Young scientist prize -Tire Technology Expo 2018 for Corentin Hermange
    February 27, 2018
    Corentin Hermange, PhD student at LHEEA from 2014 to 2017, won the "Young Scientist Prize" at the Tire Technology Expo 2018, presenting the results of his thesis about a pioneering method for simulating the highly complex aquaplaning phenomenon
  • A new research project on dynamic cables for floating MRE devices: OMDYN2
    February 26, 2018
    The OMDYN2 project - selected during the France Energies EMR ITE 2017 call for projects and with ANR (French National Research Agency) funding - was launched on 10 January. Following on from OMDYN1, Centrale Nantes is participating in the scientific management of the project, notably through the SEM-REV offshore test site, LHEEA teams and involvement of the GeM laboratory.
  • Seawater desalination: tested in Centrale Nantes ocean test facilities
    February 23, 2018
    The Centrale Nantes ocean test facilities hosted Oneka for tests on a desalinator within the framework of MaRINET2.
  • PhD defense: Deepak KUMAR - ED SPI
    February 13, 2018
    "Numerical simulation of flows in an active air intake device of internal combustion engine with pulsated air flow"
  • A new Erasmus Mundus Master at Centrale Nantes: Master in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment
    January 30, 2018
    Centrale Nantes is now a partner in a fourth Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degree, entitled 'Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment', accredited at the end of 2017. Centrale Nantes is one of the few schools to offer Erasmus Mundus international masters.
  • MaRINET2, second call involving LHEEA and SEM-REV
    January 15, 2018
    MaRINET2 to fund offshore renewables testing through 2nd call for applications.The EU-funded MaRINET2 project launched its second 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. Applications are open until 28 February 2018.
  • PhD Defense - Pedro VERAS GUIMARAES - ED SPI
    January 17, 2018
    "Surfaces de mer et dissipation d'énergie."
    (Sea Surfaces and Energy Dissipation)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Marie ROBERT - ED SPI
    December 18, 2017
    "Numerical modelling of the hydroelastic behavior of vessels in nonlinear waves"
  • 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"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 30 November 2017
    November 30, 2017
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday afternoon. The next seminar will be held in the distance-learning room on Thursday 30 November at 1.45pm. Open to all!
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 16 November 2017
    November 16, 2017
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday afternoon. The next seminar will be held in the distance-learning room on 16 November at 1.45pm. Open to all!
  • 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.
  • Phd Defense - Karin BLACKMAN - ED SPI
    October 23, 2017
    "Scale interactions between the lower atmosphere and the urban canopy".
  • 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.
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 12 October 2017
    October 12, 2017
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday afternoon. The next seminar will be held in the distance-learning room on Thursday 12 October at 1.45pm. Open to all!
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 05 October 2017
    October 5, 2017
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday afternoon. The next seminar will be held in the distance-learning room on Thursday 5 October at 1.45pm. Open to all!
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 21 September 2017
    September 21, 2017
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday afternoon. The next seminar will be held in the distance-learning room on Thursday 21 September at 1.45pm. Open to all!
  • 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.
  • PhD defense: Hanna SARA - ED SPIGA
    September 20, 2017
    "Study and valorisation of new thermal management systems of an automotive powertrain"
  • 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.
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 07 September 2017
    September 7, 2017
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday afternoon. The next seminar will be held in the distance-learning room on Thursday 7 September at 1.45pm. Open to all!
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Boris Horel, a Centrale Nantes PhD student, wins the Admiral Daveluy international thesis award
    June 20, 2017
    Boris Horel, Phd student at Centrale Nantes in the LHEEA Laboratory from 2013 to 2016, receives the Admiral Daveluy thesis award, which is awarded for work in the naval and maritime fields.
  • 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.
  • 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 : 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • LHEEA's mini-seminar - 06 april 2017
    April 6, 2017
    The LHEEA organizes mini-seminars every Thursday at lunch. Appointment in the tele-education room on Thursday 6 April. Go ahead, it's open to all!
  • Job offers and postdoctoral call
    February 7, 2017
    Two postdoctoral call and two internship are currently ongoing in the LHEEA.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • FORESEA Project: Two new technologies to be tested on the SEM-REV site in 2017
    December 16, 2016
    On November 8th, the European programme FORESEA, which supports MRE projects, approved applications from Geps Techno and Pytheas Technology to test their technology on the SEM-REV offshore test site, operated by Centrale Nantes and the CNRS.
  • Joint French-Chinese Seminar on hydrodynamics
    The LHEEA organize a Joint French-Chinese Seminar on Hydrodynamics.


Published on March 29, 2017 Updated on January 19, 2018