Institute for Energy Transition
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Atelier thématique TROPHIK
14/06/2019

Thematic and scientific workshop in Caen on 14 June.

GEOSISMEM project
04/05/2019

Reducing the cost of seabed characterization

Campagne en mer APPEAL
30/04/2019

2nd year of monitoring at sea at the Groix et Belle-Île site to study their impact in an integrated manner

Panoramic view of Marseille
30/04/2019

Opening of an office in Marseille

Progress meeting continued
09/04/2019

Continuation of progress meetings

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ARCWIND

Adaptation and implementation of floating wind energy conversion technology for the Atlantic Region

Duration: 3 years

Project description

The ARCWIND project contributes to the transition from fixed to floating wind platform systems for use in deeper water and more exposed sites in the Atlantic Area by the assessment of wind energy potential with a regional atmospheric model and remote sensed data, the study of different types of floating high power wind turbines numerically and experimentally. A multicriteria approach for selecting the locations of the wind energy farms will be developed and applied to the Atlantic region countries.

Objectives

  • The assessment of wind energy potential in the Atlantic Area choosing the best locations for wind energy farms.
  • Studying the feasibility of having different types of floating structures: semi-submersibles, TLP and spar type.
  • Considering farms with these platforms for realistic assessments of production, costs and economic feasibility, taking account logistics, maintenance planning and risk assessment.

Partners

Coordinator: Instituto Superior Técnico

ARCWIND project partners

This project has received funding from the European Union's Interreg Atlantic Area programme.

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