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3e campagne hivernale de mesures

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Essais hydrodynamiques en bassin

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DUNES R&D project

DUNES R&D project: information meeting in Dunkirk on 15 October

Pose plaques PVC sur la bouée du site MISTRAL pour étude du biofouling

Last August, several PVC plates were installed on the keel of two special mark buoys in the Mediterranean Sea.

Atelier thématique TROPHIK

Thematic and scientific workshop in Caen on 14 June.


Cyclical solicitations for offshore wind turbine mono piles

Duration : 3 years

Project description

Today, fixed wind turbines represent the most mature marine renewable energies technology (MRE). The foundation of a fixed wind turbine represents 15 to 20% of the total investment and no regulated framework exists for questions of design. Strong constraints for energy efficiency imply a constant increase in turbine power and directly impact foundation dimensioning where installation and operating efforts are supported (high rotor frequencies and cyclic wave loads).
SOLCYP+ project, by bringing together the main actors of the sector, proposes to render reliable the methodology for dimensioning monopile foundations in order to optimize costs and to ensure de-risking of projects through recommendations.


  • To define a completed and tested methodology in order to progress the applicable norms
  • To understand carbonate sea floors that are currently unknown and frequently encountered on French MRE sites


Coordination: France Energies Marines
Scientific and technical management: Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

SOLCYP+ project partners

This work received state support managed by the National Research Agency under the Investments for the Future Program (ANR-10-IEED-0006-08). He is one of the winners of the 2016 "Renewable Marine Energies" call for projects launched as part of the "Institutes for Energy Transition" action of the Future Investment Programme.
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09/04/2019 - Continuation of progress meetings