Offshore renewable energies farm optimisation

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

The list of partners indicated in this page progressive and non-exhaustive.

OUR OFFER

Support of engineering consultancy firms, technology and farm developers in optimisation of ORE commercial farms

Software solutions and associated support

  • Support and recommendations for the establishment of technical specifications for farm optimisation tools
  • Integrated and customised development of modules of the DTOcean+ suite, for instance station keeping module for floating offshore wind technology
  • Technical support and training in the use of DTOcean+ software tools

Design and analysis with DTOcean+ tools

  • Design and analysis of foundations (including mooring lines and many types of anchors) for ocean energy systems
  • Analysis of environmental effects and social acceptance of ocean energy farms

OUR REFERENCES

Several collaborative R&D projects on farm architecture and grid integration

  • Development of three modules of the DTOcean+ software suite dedicated to the optimisation of tidal and wave farms: site characterisation, station keeping, environmental and societal acceptance (DTOCEANPLUS project)
  • Specification of new tools for the optimisation of floating wind and tidal turbines farms (VALARRAY project)
  • Identification of technological bottlenecks and potential solutions to reduce the cost of substations of floating wind farms (LISORE project)
  • Definition of a model for predicting instability of cables laid on seabed in tidal deployment zones (STHYF project)

OUR RESOURCES

Teams with complementary and cross-disciplinary expertise: physical oceanography, structural calculation, mooring engineering and offshore monitoring, biology, geotechnics

Digital tools

  • DeepLinesTM licence
  • Site characterisation, Station keeping and Environmental and Societal Acceptance modules of the DTOcean+ suite
  • Stability calculation model for on-bottom electrical cable
  • Software development quality: Agile method, version control (Git), continuous integration, etc.

Database resulting from tests carried out in the Ifremer wave and current tank located in Boulogne-sur-Mer in May 2019

  • Flow description plus hydrodynamic loads on a cable section under different environmental conditions, cable & seabed roughnesses and distance between the bottom and the cable (gap)
  • Combined effects of wave and current

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