Innovation: Multi-use offshore platforms

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European oceans will be subject to massive development of marine infrastructure in the near future. The most obvious is the energy facilities e.g. offshore wind farms, exploitation of wave energy, expansion of electricity connections, and also further development and implementation of marine aquaculture. This will also lead to an increased need for marine infrastructure to support installation and the on-going operation of the facilities. However both economical costs and environmental impact have to be reduced in order to increase the feasibility of the use of ocean space.
Marine structures for offshore wind farms and aquaculture have to be installed at various sites and on much larger scale than earlier implementation of offshore structures in order to fulfil EU strategies (1) for reduction of fossil-based energy and (2) to become a major player in sustainable aquaculture. However the feasibility is much more sensitive to the costs of structures and the installation of the structures than for instance Oil & Gas facilities.
Novel innovative design concepts should address different physical conditions in order to make the best use of the ocean space. Going from deep water (north of Spain) to shallow water with high morphological activity (the Wadden sea) and further to inner waters like the inner Danish/Baltic areas and the Adriatic sea changes the focus from a strong physical aspect to environmental impact. This will make it possible to develop, test and integrate different technologies but also to address site specific challenges.
Both for offshore renewables and for aquaculture a substantial part of the costs is variable cost related to operations and maintenance of the plants. It is obvious that optimization of the use of ocean space for different purposes might benefit from shared resources such staff allocation, transportation of staff and material from and to the platforms, use of forecasting systems, ships etc.

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Innovative Multi-purpose off-shore platforms: planning, Design and operation

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This innovation is the result of the project

Title: Innovative Multi-Purpose Off-Shore Platforms: Planning, Design And Operation

Acronym: 
MERMAID

Runtime: 
01.01.2012 to 31.12.2015

Status: 
on-going project

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

(Denmark)

Role in project: Project Coordination

Contact person: CHRISTENSEN Erik Damgaard

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

(Italy)

Contact person: Dr. MEULENBERG Wilhelm A.

Website: http://www.unibo.it

Phone: +49 2461616323

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ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER

(Greece)

Contact person: Ms. MARINOPOULOU Mary

Phone: +30-2108665363

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BOLDING & BURCHARD APS

(Denmark)

Contact person: Dr. BOLDING Karsten

Website: http://www.bolding-burchard.com

Phone: +45-64422058

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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

(Sweden)

Contact person: Mr. HOLMSTRAND Magnus

Website: http://www.chalmers.se

Phone: +46-31 7721939

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DANSK AKVAKULTUR FORENING

(Denmark)

Contact person: Mr. DAHL-MADSEN Karl Iver

Website: http://www.danskakvakultur.dk

Phone: +45-39638340

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DHI

(Denmark)

Contact person: Dr. MØHLENBERG Flemming

Website: http://www.dhigroup.com

Phone: +45-45169523

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DONG ENERGY POWER AS*

(Denmark)

Contact person: Mr. PEDERSEN Aksel Hauge

Website: http://www.dongenergy.dk

Phone: +45-99552127

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ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA

(Italy)

Contact person: Dr. GENTILI Maurizio

Website: http://www.enel.it

Phone: +39-0506185822

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HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

(Norway)

Contact person: Mr. GUDBRANDSEN Njård Håkon

Website: http://www.imr.no

Phone: +47-55236974

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HORTIMARE BV

(Netherlands)

Contact person: Dr. SCHIPPER Job

Website: http://www.hortimare.com

Phone: +31-629237845

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HVALPSUND NET AS

(Denmark)

Contact person: Mr. PETERSEN Casper Guldberg

Website: http://www.hvalpsund.com

Phone: +45-23248694

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INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA WODNEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

(Poland)

Contact person: Prof. SAWICKI Andrzej

Website: http://www.ibwpan.gda.pl

Phone: +48-585222946

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ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

(Turkey)

Contact person: Prof. KABDASLI M. Sedat

Website: http://www.itu.edu.tr

Phone: +90-5324140192

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ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE

(Italy)

Contact person: Prof. TARAMELLI Andrea

Website: http://www.isprambiente.it/site/it-it/

Phone: +39-0661570546

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KEFALONIA FISHERIES INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMPANY AE

(Greece)

Contact person: Mr. FRENTZOS Thanassis

Website: http://www.kefish.gr

Phone: +30-6944291299

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MUSHOLM AS

(Denmark)

Contact person: Mr. DALSGAARD Niels

Website: http://www.musholm.com

Phone: +45-21688753

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NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

(Greece)

Contact person: KAFENTZI Efi

Website: http://www.elke.uoa.gr

Phone: +30-210-3689060

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STATOIL PETROLEUM AS

(Norway)

Contact person: Dr. HE Wei

Website: http://www.statoil.com

Phone: +47-99311556

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STICHTING DELTARES

(Netherlands)

Contact person: Mr. SCHOUTEN Jan-Joost

Website: http://www.deltares.nl/en

Phone: +31-0883358124

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STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

(Netherlands)

Contact person: Dr. STUIVER Marian

Phone: +31-317481772

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STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

(Netherlands)

Contact person: Ms. WAGENAAR Sandra

Website: http://www.ecn.nl

Phone: +31-224564478

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

(Germany)

Contact person: Prof. OUMERACI Hocine

Website: http://www.tu-braunschweig.de

Phone: +49-5313913930

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THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

(Cyprus)

Contact person: Prof. LANGE Manfred A.

Website: http://www.cyi.ac.cy

Phone: +357-22208621

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UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

(Spain)

Contact person: Mr. SAN MIGUEL RONCERO Juan José

Website: http://www.unican.es

Phone: +34-942201810

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

(Italy)

Contact person: Dr. BELLOTTI Giorgio

Website: http://www.uniroma3.it

Phone: +39-0657333323

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UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

(United Kingdom)

Contact person: Mr. MCGREGOR Jim

Website: http://www.dundee.ac.uk

Phone: +44-13823888340

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VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

(Belgium)

Contact person: Dr. MEES Jan

Phone: +32-59342130

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