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Serial progress meetings

A training module dedicated to ORE
22/01/2019

Intervention of France Energies Marines within the framework of a master's degree from Aix-Marseille University

Towards a closer partnership with Chile
09/01/2019

Two members of the France Energies Marines team visited Chile from 17 to 20 December

Déploiement d'un houlographe sur MISTRAL
17/12/2018

Deployment of a wave buoy

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Projects in progress: DTOCEANPLUS, STHYF, VALARRAY

Completed project: DTOCEAN

Array architecture and network integration

This program aims to develop tools and methodologies that optimize the deployment of ORE farms and their integration into the electricity grid from a technical-economic point of view.

The main issues concern the optimisation of the overall park performance, the development of design standards and integration with the main grid. The tools and methods thus developed will provide actors in the sector with the means to optimize global costs according to the most relevant criteria. The elements to be taken into account include: the risks of failure, potential contributions from mutualized solutions, the maintenance of MRE systems all along the chain, from individual machines to the connection to the terrestrial electrical network.

Array architecture

  • Optimised arrangement of machines within the park
  • Optimised arrangement of mooring and cable lay-out
  • Anchors and shared connections

Network integration

  • Optimisation of connector, hub and sub-station design
  • Network impacts of evolving machine and farm dimensions and remoteness of installations
  • Tools for optimising electricity network architecture
  • Storage, production smoothing and participation in network services