LHEEA - News & events

  • Live weather data from the offshore test site
    July 10, 2019
    SEM-REV, Centrale Nantes' offshore test site, which has been in place for over ten years now, continues to develop its operational and research tools. You can now consult the metocean data recorded at the offshore site located 10 nautical miles from Le Croisic and in the surrounding area.
  • Visit the first offshore wind turbine
    July 6, 2019
    Centrale Nantes and the Pays de la Loire Region invite you onboard to visit Floatgen - the first offshore wind turbine in France.
  • Our ocean research at the "LA MER XXL" exhibition
    June 29, 2019 - July 10, 2019
    The sea harbours many secrets and treasures, which man has sought to exploit as a resource for transportation or food. It poses many questions for the scientific community and represents a vast field of study.As part of the "La Mer XXL" exhibition which will take place from 29 June to 10 July 2019 in Nantes, seven key players in higher education and research will come together to present their research on this vast subject to the general public.
  • 3 Centrale Nantes conferences during the "Mer XXL" exhibition
    June 29, 2019 - July 10, 2019
    Centrale Nantes is taking part in the "Mer XXL" exhibition in July 2019 - as an exhibitor in the "Carré des Sciences" - but also as the organiser of 3 conferences.
  • Centrale Nantes is organising the 15th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy
    June 12, 2019
    Centrale Nantes is organizing the 15th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy from 29 to 31 October 2019 under the aegis of the European Academy of Wind Energy.
  • Centrale Nantes and SEM-REV at SEANERGY 2019
    June 7, 2019
    SEANERGY 2019 closed its doors today. Centrale Nantes and the SEM-REV test site were particularly well represented at the forum, notably through their presence in the Pays de la Loire pavilion alongside other regional players in MRE. A look back at the highlights over the 3 days!
  • 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.
  • FORESEA, finalist in the public vote of the Citizens’ Award at EU Sustainable Energy Week
    May 17, 2019
    EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is Europe's largest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use.
  • Ocean DEMO opens first call to support ocean energy farm installations
    May 14, 2019
    The first Ocean DEMO call for applications is now open. 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. Technology developers can apply for support packages to test multi-device farms or single devices able to scale up to multi-device in the future.
  • Weather buoy back in service on the SEM-REV site
    April 25, 2019
    SEM-REV has been involved in environmental monitoring of its site for more than 10 years. This requires measurement and monitoring tools to be installed.
  • Blue-GIFT opens 1st call for applications for ocean energy demonstration
    April 23, 2019
    The €2.5 million Blue-GIFT (Blue Growth and Innovation Fast Tracked) project is pleased to announce the 1st call for applications. Funded by Interreg Atlantic Area, the Blue-GIFT project is a coordinated ocean energy technology demonstration programme encouraging longer-term demonstration and technology de-risking across the Atlantic Area regions.
  • SARAH Project: testing successfully completed!
    April 12, 2019
    The SARAH research project, led by several academic and industrial players in the aeronautics field, focuses on emergency ditching for helicopters and airplanes.
  • PhD Defense - Wenjin CAO - ED SPI
    April 8, 2019
    "Investigation of the applicability of the lattice Boltzmann Method to free-surface hydrodynamic problems in marine engineering"
  • 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.
  • Centrale Nantes is taking part in the 2019 edition of FOWT
    March 29, 2019
    FOWT - where the big names in the offshore floating wind industry meet once a year.
  • Dissemination of LHEEA's scientific culture: action underway
    March 29, 2019
    Dissemination of research - making research findings available to as wide an audience as possible - is part of a researcher's role.
  • 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.
  • FORESEA backs 5 techs under the 5th call, including 2 at SEM-REV
    February 27, 2019
    FORESEA is an €11m project which helps to bring offshore renewable energy technologies to market by offering free access to a world-leading network of test centres: EMEC (UK), DMEC (NL), SEM REV (FR) and SmartBay (IE). 5 new technologies will be tested in this framework.
  • 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)
  • SEM-REV making waves at the Palais de Tokyo
    February 25, 2019
    In early 2019 the team at SEM-REV were asked to contribute to a work of art using the movements of a buoy installed on SEM-REV and subjected to wave action.
  • 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.
  • Ocean DEMO: €12.8M awarded to demonstrate ocean energy farms
    January 21, 2019
    The new Interreg NWE project Ocean DEMO is officially launched today. It provides funding to developers of marine renewable technologies to test their products or services in real sea environments.
  • CNRS Workshop on Marine Renewable Energies
    January 21, 2019
    The second edition of the CNRS Workshop on Marine Renewable Energies of the GdR CNRS 3763 EMR will take place this year in Le Havre, Normandy from 13 to 17 May 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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:

    A NUMERICAL TOOL FOR THE FREQUENCY DOMAIN SIMULATION OF LARGE CLUSTERS OF WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS
  • 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 June 21, 2019