Future Design of Subsea High Voltage AC Power Cables for Offshore Renewables
Nexans Norway, together with research partners, aim to develop the next generation lead-free power cables. In the FutureCaRe project, we will perform testing and develop modelling tools to secure high reliability and long lifetime of lead-free “wet design” high voltage AC subsea cables. High Voltage wet design cables will support the development of renewable floating energy sources such as offshore wind, offshore solar power, wind-hydrogen, and wave power technologies.
OMB6 - Optimizing marine battery operations
Optimizing marine battery operations using 6 years’ operational data from two commercially operating vessels.
BaSS - Electrochemical battery for voltage support in distribution grid
BaSS aims to facilitate that battery energy storage systems (BESS) become an alternative to grid reinforcement for voltage challenges, when this is the most socio-economically rational solution. Several different services for voltage support may be relevant in the same power grid (value stacking). It is challenging to design control systems and methods for optimal rating of such a BESS.
BioSynGas - Next generation Biogas production through the Synergetic Integration of Gasification
BioSynGas aims at improving many aspects of biogas production plants in Norway. Biogas plants face numerous challenges most of them are related to the so called digestate, a by-product that should be exploited as it contains important nutrients that act as a fertilizer in agriculture.
CCShip - Deploying Carbon Capture and Storage for ships to enable maritime CO2 emission mitigation
As an efficient transport method, maritime shipping has been the backbone of the world economy, accounting for over 75 % of the global trade by volume. Consequently, international shipping is responsible for 2 % of global greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the objective of the Paris Agreement, it is critical to significantly reduce shipping GHG emissions. This will have a significant impact on the marine industry and Norway as the 5th largest ship owning country.
CircWtE - Waste-to-Energy and Municipal Solid Waste management systems in Circular Economy
Norway is 2.4 % circular (2020) so there is substantial room for improvement. Increasing circularity will require a complete re-organisation of our society bringing challenges but also opportunities.
Design of networks for loads in installations regarding regulations on delivery quality
Electrification of the transport sector, fish farming facilities, the petroleum industry, etc. will cause increased and more complex electrical loads on the grid.
Dielectric solutions for solid insulating components in eco-efficient medium-voltage switchgear
Medium-voltage (MV, 1-52 kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) are key components in primary and secondary distribution networks.
FishPath - Turbulent eddies to create paths for safe downstream migration for salmonids and eel past hydropower intakes
Fish on their downstream migration in rivers often encounter hydropower dams and intakes and tend to follow the main flow into the turbines where they may be injured or killed. While fine-meshed racks with a bypass can prevent fish from entering, they are costly and challenging to install and operate, particularly in larger systems.