SINTEF Ocean New ocean industries
New ocean industries
The theoretical potential for offshore wind energy i very large. It principe, it would be possible to meet seven times Europe’s energy requirements, and four times those of the USA. MARINTEK is an active participant in the development of offshore wind power via its research, software development, model testing and development of new operating strategies. We also participate in long-term research on tidal and wave-power.
The aquaculture industry has a great need to develop both new concepts and more robust structures. In the future, the world will have to increase food production by 70 per cent, and much of that increase must come in the form of seafood. By locating aquaculture installations further out to sea, the industry should be able to achieve sustainable growth. MARINTEK is contributing its expertise in model testing, analyses and verification to this task.
New ocean energy concepts
In 2012, MARINTEK continued to be involved in projects concerning novel concepts and innovative solutions for ocean energy, such as DeepWind and FAROFF, supported by the European Union and the Research Council of Norway.
Dudgeon offshore wind farm
MARINTEK has been heavily involved in both the pre-design and design phases of the Dudgeon wind farm in waters to the east of the UK.
Improved analysis models for bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines
As an R&D partner in NOWITECH (Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology), MARINTEK have been actively involved in developing robust numerical tools for the design and modelling of bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines.
Research into 200-metre-high turbines
Research scientists are collaborating with industry to find ways of building wind turbines up to 200 metres high.
SINTEF Ocean – merging SINTEF's marine research into one institute
SINTEF is merging its ocean research activities into one new institute, called SINTEF Ocean. The ambition is to strengthen our position as a world-leader in the fields of marine technology and biomarine research.