LHEEA - News & events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sea-GRID Call for Expression of Interest opens
    February 7, 2020 - May 4, 2020
    The Sea-GRID Call for Expression of Interest aims to develop concrete and innovative solutions, based on energy produced by marine renewable energy technologies (MRE) at the SEM-REV test site, run by Centrale Nantes. Sea-GRID is extended for a month, applications are expected until the 04th of May.
  • Accreditation to Supervise Research Jeroen Wackers - Online video
    February 3, 2020
    On November 19th, 2019, Jeroen Wackers (METHRIC team) defended his HDR on adaptive grid refinement for the simulation of complex flows.
  • PhD Defense - Imadeddine HAMMANI - ED SPI
    January 31, 2020
    Improvement of the SPH method for multi-fluid flows and application to the emergency water landing of aircrafts
  • The METHRIC team at SIMMAN 2020
    January 27, 2020
    The METHRIC team (Modelling of Incompressible Turbulent Flows at High Reynolds numbers and Couplings) from the LHEEA is taking part in SIMMAN 2020.
  • 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.
  • The LHEEA is recruiting a Hydrodynamic Engineer (m/f)
    January 6, 2020
    The advertised position is within the Hydrodynamic, Energetic and AtmosphericEnvironment Research Laboratory (LHEEA), whose missions include development of marine renewable energy, human and environmental safety in marine activities,reduction of polluting emissions associated with marine and terrestrial transport, and urban air quality. The position is attached to LHEEA’s hydrodynamic and oceanengineering tank (BHGO).
  • 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.
  • ESR recruitment event / 4 March 2020 / Nantes
    December 17, 2019
    The MSCA ITN project FLOAWER just started and it's already time to announce its first major event. In fact on Wednesday 4 March, the ESR recruitment event will take place at Centrale Nantes, France.
  • Kick-off for FLOAWER: the European Project coordinated by Centrale Nantes. Recruitment for 13 early stage researchers now open
    December 5, 2019
    FLOAting Wind Energy netwoRk (FLOAWER) is an Innovative Training Network (ITN), a European project that brings together leading academics and industry leaders in the offshore wind industry, and floating wind turbines in particular. Its goal is to strengthen the leadership and competitiveness of this industry in Europe.
  • Windmorbihan celebrates its 2019 results with its partners
    November 25, 2019
    The Windmorbihan project, launched in 2014, aims to equip the Morbihan coastline with wind sensors and to display real-time and free-to-access information online. Centrale Nantes is applying its expertise and know-how to ensure the safety of sea users and a better understanding of weather phenomena in this project. A look back at 2019...
  • Lecture by Prof. O.M. Faltinsen, November 22nd
    November 22, 2019
    This lecture by Prof. O.M. Faltinsen, from NTNU AMOS, Trondheim, Norway, on November 22nd, 10h15, Amphitheater A, Ecole Centrale de Nantes
  • Accreditation to Supervise Research: Antoine DUCOIN
    November 22, 2019
    Antoine DUCOIN will present his defense for his HDR (accreditation to supervise research) on "Contributions to the hydro-elastic study of flexible blades under unsteady loadings", which will be held on Friday 22 November at 2pm in Lecture Theatre E at Centrale Nantes.
  • PhD Defense - Young-Myung CHOI - ED SPI
    November 21, 2019
    "Two-way coupling between potential and viscous flows for a marine application".
  • Accreditation to Supervise Research: Jeroen Wackers
    November 19, 2019
    Jeroen Wackers will present his defense for his HDR (accreditation to supervise research) on "Adaptivity for complex flows", which will take place on Tuesday 19 November at 9 am in Lecture Theatre E at Centrale Nantes.
  • Seminar: Impact of mesh adaptation for turbulent flows in aeronautics.
    November 18, 2019
    Dr. Frédéric Alauzet, Senior Researcher and head of the Gamma team at INRIA Saclay, will speak on the topic "Impact of mesh adaptation for turbulent flows in aeronautics. On the way towards the certification of digital solutions?"
  • Centrale Nantes providing support to SBM Offshore for the deployment of an offshore test site in Monaco to test their S3® Wave Energy Converter
    November 15, 2019
    SBM Offshore is developing a unique type of wave energy converter, which measures 60 metres in length and 1.2 metres in diameter. The operating principle of this prototype is based on wave propagation which deforms a flexible structure made of Electro Active Polymers, thus generating electricity.
  • A look back at the EAWE PhD Student Seminar
    November 5, 2019
    The 15th EAWE PhD seminar on wind energy in Europe was held at Centrale Nantes from 29 to 31 October 2019.
  • Tank testing for the Blue Growth Farm Project
    September 24, 2019 - October 25, 2019
    The "Blue Growth Farm" project involves the development of a multi-purpose offshore platform which will accommodate an aquaculture system, a wind turbine and wave-power systems.
  • The IHES Consortium led by GEPS Techno installs the wave energy recovery prototype WAVEGEM® on the Centrale Nantes offshore test site
    August 26, 2019
    On Wednesday 21 August 2019, the WAVEGEM wave energy recovery platform was installed on Centrale Nantes' SEM-REV site, kicking off 18 months of offshore testing.
  • 4th call now open for free access to MaRINET2 offshore renewables testing
    August 15, 2019
    The fourth call for the EU-funded MaRINET2 project opens today until 30th September. The project offers free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructure. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including offshore wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level.
  • RESOURCECODE to develop marine data toolbox for energy sector
    August 14, 2019
    A new project, funded by Ocean Energy Era-Net Cofund, has been launched to support investment and growth in the wave and tidal energy sector through the creation of an integrated marine data toolbox. The RESOURCECODE project brings together the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Ifremer, Ocean Data Lab, SmartBay Ireland, Centrale Nantes, University College Dublin, University of Edinburgh and INNOSEA.
  • FRyDoM-Community Edition (CE) Open Source release
    May 20, 2019
    Centrale Nantes & D-ICE Engineering are very pleased to announce the first release of the FRyDoM-CE framework under the GPLv3 open source license.
  • EMRSIM conference: Simulation and Optimization for Marine Renewable Energies
    April 4, 2019
    With the support of GDR-EMR, GDR-EGRIN (CNRS), Inria and Amies, the conference "Simulation and Optimization for Renewable Marine Energies" will be held in Roscoff from 2 to 5 July 2019 at the Research and Teaching Centre in Marine Biology and Ecology.
  • OCEANEXT 2019 conference in July 2019
    March 28, 2019
    OCEANEXT 2019 is the second edition of the international multidisciplinary conference, initiated in 2016 by the COSELMAR programme (2013-2017). Organized by the 'Institut Universitaire Mer et Littoral (IUML)', the general theme of OCEANEXT 2019 is "Building the future of marine and coastal socio-ecosystems". The conference will bring together international scientists and will emphasize the multidisciplinary nature of the issues addressed.
  • LHEEA and SEM-REV at Seanergy 2019
    February 25, 2019
    The international forum dedicated to Offshore Wind and Marine Renewable Energy is taking place from 5th to 7th June 2019 in Dunkirk (France)
  • MEA Project: First Call Deadline Approaching
    February 7, 2019 - February 15, 2019
    Are you an early-stage marine energy technology company? And are you also looking for guidance and assistance in advancing your technology’s future? Then send your application in for the Marine Energy Alliance.
  • IHES Project Update: the WAVEGEM hybrid platform launched and inaugurated
    December 18, 2018
    The WAVEGEM hybrid platform, developed by Geps Techno and its partners within the framework of the IHES project, was launched in Saint Nazaire Port on 6th December 2018, and inaugurated and christened on 18 December 2018. It will be installed on the Centrale Nantes SEM-REV offshore test site in early 2019.
  • Simulation & emergency ditching in the SARAH project
    December 12, 2018
    The SARAH research project, supported by several academic and industrial players in the aeronautics sector, focuses on emergency landing for helicopters and airplanes.
  • MaRINET2 opens 3rd call for free access to offshore renewables testing
    November 1, 2018 - December 15, 2018
    1 November. The EU-funded MaRINET2 project has launched its third call for applications today. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level. It is open until 15 December 2018.
  • Ocean tank trials-OSCILLA: Evaluation of the Power Performance of Wave Energy Converter Triton-C
    October 1, 2018
    Triton wave converter testing took place in the Centrale Nantes Hydrodynamic and Ocean Engineering Tank in May 2018.
  • Two LHEEA projects are award-winners in the 'Trophées de l’Innovation Océan'®
    September 25, 2018
    Two research projects underway in the LHEEA Laboratory - FRAWIND and ePenon – were selected in the first round of the ‘Trophées de l’Innovation Océan’®. The 2 projects are among the 7 winners in the final round.
  • Centrale Nantes hosts the third foresea test on its offshore test site
    September 25, 2018
    On 4 and 5 August, FMGC installed the cast iron shells (IBOCS) - developed to ballast subsea electrical cables - at a depth of 30 metres on the Centrale Nantes SEM-REV offshore test site.
  • 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.
  • France’s first offshore wind turbine produces electricity on the Centrale Nantes offshore test site
    September 19, 2018
    Floating wind turbine Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine installed off the French coast, exported its first kWh to the electricity grid.
  • FWP technical visit of the SEM-REV site
    September 13, 2018
    The third annual Floating Wind Power (FWP) Atlantic Forum, sponsored by its institutional partners - Brittany and the Pays de la Loire region– will be held from 19 to 21 September 2018.Centrale Nantes is co-organising the forum's technical visits, since the morning of the 21st September is set aside for a visit onboard ship of the Centrale Nantes SEM-REV offshore test site.
  • ISWEC: Five wave energy converters tested in array configuration
    September 11, 2018
    Within the framework of Marinet2 transnational access, the ISWEC team, from Politecnico di Torino, carried out three weeks of testing at the Centrale Nantes facilities in February 2018.
  • 3D measurements of blood flow and biomarker calculation: hydrodynamic testing and health at Centrale Nantes
    September 6, 2018
    Trials are currently underway at Centrale Nantes as part of Marco Castagna's thesis at LHEEA (Centrale Nantes / CNRS) in collaboration with the 'Institut du Thorax' (CHU / INSERM / CNRS / University of Nantes). This thesis aims to set up a test bench for the validation of blood flow measured in patients using new MRI techniques, called "4D flow MRI ", and super-resolution algorithms used to improve these MRI measurements.
  • A new Horizon 2020 project for the LHEEA: GRRIP
    July 13, 2018
    The GRRIP project was accepted in early July. Centrale Nantes, via the LHEEA, is one of the project members.
  • David Le Touzé receives the Joe Monaghan prize for the second time
    June 27, 2018
    On 27 June, David Le Touzé, Centrale Nantes Professor and LHEEA researcher, received the Joe Monaghan prize, for the second time running, alongside his Italian co-authors from INSEAN, a research institute of the CNR (National Research Council of Italy).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Seminar with Prof. Fotis Sotiropoulos at Centrale Nantes
    March 27, 2018
    The LHEEA welcomes Professor Fotis Sotiropoulos from Stony Brook University (New York) on March 27 for a presentation open to all.
  • My Thesis in 180 seconds: Centrale Nantes PhD student in the inter-regional final
    March 13, 2018
    Antoine Soulier, PhD student in the LHEEA (Centrale Nantes/CNRS), has been selected to participate in the inter-regional final of the 'My Thesis in 180 seconds' competition.
  • 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.
  • PhD Defense - Pedro VERAS GUIMARAES - ED SPI
    January 17, 2018
    "Surfaces de mer et dissipation d'énergie."
    (Sea Surfaces and Energy Dissipation)
  • 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 - 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"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Phd Defense - Karin BLACKMAN - ED SPI
    October 23, 2017
    "Scale interactions between the lower atmosphere and the urban canopy".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • PHYSMOD at Centrale Nantes 23-25 August 2017
    August 23, 2017 - August 25, 2017
    Workshop on PHYSical MODeling of flow and dispersion phenomena.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 6, 2020