MaRINET2 Project Reports

Project Deliverables

Work Package 2 Standardisation of Offshore Energy System Testing

D2.1 Test Recommendations and Gap Analysis Report


D2.4 Test Verification Processes


D2.6 Final Guidelines for Test Applicants


D2.7 Final Guidance for Test Facilities


Work Package 4 Research Enabling Robustness Proving and Future Proofing of Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructures

D4.1 Common MaRINET2 Standard Testing and Benchmarking Plan

D4.2Report on remote access assessment and development

D4.4 Present and Future Grid Connection Testing


Work Package 5 Networking, Communication & Dissemination

D5.5 Industry and academic liaison consultation activity reports


Work Package 6 e-Infrastructures

D6.3 E infrastructure Use Cases

D6.4 E Infrastructure Pilot


Work Package 7 Training & Education

D7.2 Online Training Courses

TNA Post Access Reports

Call 1

The following reports were produced by User Groups that submitted successful applications in our 1st Transnational Access Call and carried out a testing project at one of our facilities between July 2017 – Jan 2018.

Flow Rectifying Methods Testing – Aalborg University’s basin

Small-scale model tests of the HAB Energy Buoy – Aalborg University’s basin

Performance assessment and foundation impact of the Sabella D10 turbine – INSEAN’s circulating water channel

Dynamic loading of tidal turbine arrays – INSEAN’s towing & wave tank

Hydro-elastic response of jacket foundations of offshore wind turbines subjected to hydrodynamic impulsive loading – INSEAN’s towing & wave tank

Efficiency and survivability of floating OWC moored to the seabed – LABIMA’s wave current flume

Optimisation of a novel wave-powered small-scale desalinator – ECN’s hydrodynamic & ocean engineering tank

Hydrodynamic testing of an array of 1:20 scaled ISWEC devices – ECN’s hydrodynamic & ocean engineering tank

System identification through experimental tests on a semi-submersible platform for offshore wind – Ifremer’s Basin of Brest

Testing a scaled prototype of the Brí Toinne Teoranta tidal turbine – Ifremer’s Basin of Boulogne-sur-Mer

Tidal Flyer; Innovation, design & evolution (TIDE) Supplementary – Phase 1b – Ifremer’s Basin of Boulogne-sur-Mer

Validation of environmental loading on an open centre tidal energy converter – Ifremer’s Basin of Boulogne-sur-Mer

Validation of Floating Power Plant’s multi-body numerical model for the interaction between the semi-submersible and the pitching WEC – Oceanide’s BGO First basin

Validation of Power & Stability outputs from CFX modelling – Oceanide’s BGO First basin

SENER Fixed Oscillating Water Column – Oceanide’s BGO First basin

Testing of Floating Wind Turbines Ltd’s  new floating wind concept called Deep Turbine Installation-Flouting concept (DTI-F) – UCC’s Lir Ocean Emulator

Characterisation and load management experimental demonstration for a submerged WEC – UCC’s Lir Deep Ocean Basin

Testing multi-float high capacity WEC M4 and hybrid wind configurations – UCC’s Lir Deep Ocean Basin

Testing of a floating offshore wind turbine with controllable waterplane area – UCC’s Lir Ocean Emulator

Surface Energy Accumulation, Conversion & Transfer Technology – University of Strathclyde’s Kelvins Hydrodynamic Lab

Call 2

The following reports were produced by User Groups that submitted successful applications in our 2nd Transnational Access Call and carried out a testing project at one of our facilities between April 2018 – Oct 2018.

TETRA Wave Power – Concept Test in regular and irregular waves (Stage 1) – Aalborg University’s basin

Performance evaluation test of a 1:26 scaled ISWEC device in extreme wave conditions – Aalborg University’s basin

Performance analysis of a multi-float spar for supporting wind turbines – University of Cantabria’s coastal & ocean basin

Evaluation of the Triton C Community Scale Wave Energy Converter in realistic ocean wave conditions for determination of power performance and cost of energy assessment – ECN’s hydrodynamic & ocean engineering tank

Rectified Flow Wave Energy Converter – FZK Large Wave Flume (Großer Wellenkanal, GWK)

Low‐frequency second‐order drift‐forces experimental validation for a Twin Hull Shape Offshore Platform – Wave Basin of Brest, IFREMER

Taut Mooring Rope CBOS Testing – Materials Testing Facility, IFREMER

Turbine Winglets for Efficient Devices – Wave & Current Flume, IFREMER

Experimental validation of a floating OWC for wave energy conversion – COAST Ocean Basin, University of Plymouth

Real time simulations of a wave power system – Lir Ocean Emulator, UCC

Enhanced Survivability Assessment of Anaconda Mk1C – Lir Deep Ocean Basin, UCC

Taut Mooring Shock Load Testing – DMaC, University of Exeter

Call 3

The following reports were produced by User Groups that submitted successful applications in our 3rd Transnational Access Call and carried out a testing project at one of our facilities between Mar 2019 – Sept 2019.

WEC controller tank testing for the Wave Energy Converter Control Competition – Aalborg University Basin

Verification of the PTO Control System for a Sea-Going WRAM Wave Energy Converter – Mutriku OWC Plant

EXploiting Tidal Renewable Energy and reducing MArine Litter by a FLOATing barriER – CRIACIV_LABIMA Wave-Current Flume

Marine turbulence-induced response of Offshore WT aerofoils – CRIACIV_LABIMA Wind Engineering Lab

Biocoat – Marine Corrosion Test Site El Bocal

Data Acquisition for Enhanced Maintenance Programme in Magallanes Tidal Energy Platform – 2nd stage – Full Scale Tidal Site, EMEC

Fracture Mechanics of Thick Composites for Tidal Turbine Blades – Materials Testing Lab, IFREMER

GKinetic Deployment Systems 1 – Wave & Current Flume, IFREMER

Wave and Immersion Depth Effects on a Cross Flow Turbine – Wave & Current Flume, IFREMER

Floating Wind Turbine Tests with Advanced Control Strategies Using a Ducted Fan to Emulate the Rotor Loads – Marin’s Concept Basin

Simultaneous Ocean Wave and Current Energy Harvesting using a Single Power Take Off System – Oceanide BGO FIRST Basin

PowerCone Beta Tidal Project – Queens Tidal Test Site

SurgeWEC: Identification of System Hydrodynamics – Queens Wide Wave Basin

Geographically Distributed Real-Time Simulation for studying HVDC-based grid integration of an offshore wind farm – SINTEF’s Smartgrids

Inertia emulation with offshore windfarms connected through HVDC links – SINTEF’s Smartgrids

Adaptation of a Concentric Array of Point Absorber Wave Energy Converters to a Semi-Submersible Platform – Lir Deep Ocean Basin, UCC

Vessel Agnostic Turbine Handling – Lir Wave & Current Flume, UCC