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MARINA Platform

Implementation Period:
Specific Funding Programme:

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) – Energy


12 761 220€

About the Project:

MARINA Platform is a European project dedicated to bringing offshore renewable energy applications closer to the market by creating new infrastructures for both offshore wind and ocean energy converters. It addresses the need for creating a cost-efficient technology development basis to kick-start growth of the nascent European marine renewable energy (MRE) industry in the deep offshore – a major future global market. The project combines deep-water engineering experience from European oil gas developments during the last 40 years, state-of-the-art concepts for offshore wind energy, and the most promising concepts in today’s R&D pipeline on wave energy and other marine renewables.

Research in the MARINA Platform project aims at establishing a set of equitable and transparent criteria for the evaluation of multi-purpose platforms for marine renewable energy (MRE). Using these criteria, the project produces a novel, whole-system set of design and optimisation tools addressing, inter alia, new platform design, component engineering, risk assessment, spatial planning, platform-related grid connection concepts, all focussed on system integration and reducing costs.

Project partners

  • Acciona Energia S.A. – Lead Partner (ES);
  • Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU (NO);
  • The University of Edinburgh (UK);
  • University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork (IE);
  • Dong Energy Wind Power Holding AS (DK);
  • Technip France SAS (FR);
  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes (FR);
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR);
  • Universidade do Algarve (PO);
  • Danmark Tekniske Universitet (DK);
  • Progego Srl (IT);
  • 1-Tech (BE);
  • Corrosion & Water-Control BV (NL);
  • Statoil Petroleum AS (NO);
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (DE);
  • Bureau Veritas Marine Nederland B.V. (NL);
  • Fundacion Tecnalia Research and Innovation (ES);
  • Dong Energy Wind Power AS (DK).