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.
LORCENIS – Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions
The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long lasting reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures under extreme operating conditions.
Internationalization of Norwegian offshore wind industry
Europe needs more green energy. Offshore wind power is an expanding market for Norwegian maritime industry.
Research into 200-metre-high turbines
Research scientists are collaborating with industry to find ways of building wind turbines up to 200 metres high.
Planning the world’s longest floating bridge
The floating bridge spanning Bjørna Fjord is unique in a global context, and so advanced in terms of its technology that even the researchers working on the project have really been put to the test.