Software for analyzing the impact of ships on offshore wind turbines and maritime and river structures.
The evaluation of the consequences linked to the collision of boats on offshore wind turbines as well as on river and maritime infrastructures, such as lock gates, has become a necessary step in order to have the required authorizations to install / build them ( see impact study). This is not formally a legal or regulatory obligation, but a requirement imposed in the specifications.
In addition, such studies require the use of specific and powerful tools to quickly assess hundreds / thousands of scenarios. Current tools (nonlinear finite element software) require too much time. On the contrary, the superelements method allows such analyzes to be carried out in a few minutes, hence the possibility of dealing with a large number of scenarios. The objective is therefore to propose the industrialization of this method by putting on the market user-friendly software, which will be used (services) by DN&T, SNE, AC&CS.
Supervisor : Prof.Philippe Rigo
Funding : RW - GREENWIN - Plan MARSHAL: 2021-2023
Total project duration:
Start of project: January 2021
C-NERGY consortium investigated the potential of energy islands off the Belgian coast
In 2019, DEME together with Econopolis nv, Tractebel Engineering nv/sa and University of LiègeIn 2019, DEME together with Econopolis nv, Tractebel Engineering nv/sa and University of Liège joined forces in a study on the potential of energy islands off the Belgian coast.
Future energydevelopments off the coast represent an important driver of the blue growth in Belgium and promotestherefore the energy transition to achieve our ambitious climate goals in 2030 and 2050.