On 5 November, France Energies Marines and FEBUS Optics signed a research and development agreement aimed at strengthening their collaboration on the theme of monitoring dedicated to offshore renewable energy. FEBUS Optics thus becomes the 27th member of the Institute for the Energy Transition of Offshore Renewable Energies. Strengthening the possibilities of mutualised R&D on the theme of in-service monitoring of ORE farms currently under construction, this new collaboration also opens up prospects for adapting products to the needs expressed by players in the sector.
FEBUS Optics, a Pau-based SME, develops fibre optic sensor systems designed to monitor the integrity of infrastructures such as pipelines, electrical cables or public works. Initially, the company will use its expertise in the collaborative R&D project MODULLES, which is led and coordinated by France Energies Marines. The objective of the project is to better understand the dynamics of underwater dunes in order to predict and anticipate the effects on the sunken components of offshore wind farms. Within this framework, FEBUS Optics will take part in field work on the thermics of embedded export cables, for a better monitoring of these components in service. On the basis of the signed agreement, new collaboration opportunities will open up in the near future.
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