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Offshore wind and ocean energies
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Offshore wind and ocean energies Our networks IFPEN’s ocean energy research is conducted within the context of an excellence network including industrial and academic partners: the ANCRE alliance, the International Energy Agency’s Technological Cooperation Program, IEA Wind, in which IFPEN represents France on the Executive Committee and coordinates a task
Offshore wind and ocean energies
Innovation and Industry

Offshore wind and ocean energies

Offshore wind and ocean energies OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES The global development of ocean renewable energies (ORE) is being driven by several factors: evolving technologies, a cost per kWh that is constantly falling, managed environmental impacts, the wider consultation of other ocean users (fishing industry, leisure usages, etc.) upstream of projects
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Optimizing the electric cable of a floating wind turbine

Floating wind turbine technologies, such as those co-developed by SBM and IFPENa , are designed to optimize the recovery of offshore wind energy. Optimization solutions are currently being sought to
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Improvement of hydrodynamic models for floating wind turbines

The development of floating platforms for offshore wind turbines, to replace fixed foundations, paves the way for the harnessing of wind reserves in ultra-deep offshore zones. The potential is
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Semi-crystalline polymers: clays that are ignored?

In the energy sector, semi-crystalline polymersa are primarily used within structures located in aggressive environments, to form coatings (waterproofing, thermal or electric barriers). These
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Wind farms – a more effective layout using modeling

The development of wind farms requires the optimal placement of wind turbines in relation to each other in order to maximize overall production. If the turbines are too close to each other, wake
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Wind turbines have the wind in their sails, thanks to GPUs

IFPEN has been carrying out research in the field of floating wind turbines for a number of years, developing, for this purpose, the DeepLines WindTM simulation tool, in partnership with Principia(1)
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Floating wind turbine: increasing reliability in an “ocean of possibilities”

The optimal design of mechanical structures is hampered by the imperfect knowledge of the environmental conditions under which they will operate. The systematic incorporation of the resulting