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Projects in progress: DTOCEANPLUS, VALARRAY

Array architecture and network integration

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

The main issues concern the optimization 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

  • Optimized arrangement of machines within the park
  • Optimized arrangement of bottom-to-surface connections
  • Anchors and shared connections

Network integration

  • Optimization of connector, hub and substation design
  • Network impacts of evolving machine and farm dimensions and remoteness of installations
  • Tools for optimizing electricity network architecture
  • Storage, production smoothing and participation in network services