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Innovative crash barrier concepts to prevent ship collisions with wind turbines

11 Jun 2023

The rapid development of offshore wind farms coincides with a growing amount of ship movements. This combination puts pressure on maritime safety, ...
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Floating solar concepts under scrutiny

20 Apr 2023

More than 70% of the surface of our blue planet is covered with water. The Netherlands lies on a river delta and is inextricably linked to the sea. ...
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Flexible floating offshore islands

8 Apr 2022

Reading time 6 minutes

A Dutch consortium including four applied research institutes (MARIN, TNO, Deltares and WUR) is exploring the potential of combining a partially ...
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Towards large-scale FPV

30 Sep 2021

Floating Photovoltaics (FPV) is a rapidly growing market. The first commercial FPV plant, which was around 170 kWp, was realised in 2008 on an ...
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Floating Islands one step closer to realisation as Space@Sea project completes

7 Apr 2021

The Horizon 2020 funded Space@Sea project kicked off in November 2017, with the aim of taking a further step towards the efficient use of the ...
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Conceptual Design and Model Tests for a Mid-Water Floating Hyperloop Tunnel

28 Jul 2020

Aviation has a significant impact on the global emission of greenhouse gasses. On the Northern Atlantic route alone there are over 2,500 crossings ...
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Optimization of Wave Induced Motions and Forces on a Floating Island

14 Jun 2019

Floating mega islands can provide an attractive solution for creating temporal or more permanent space in coastal areas with a high demand for real ...
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On the wave induced motions of a floating mega island

22 Apr 2019

Floating mega islands can provide an attractive solution for creating temporal or more permanent space in coastal areas with a high demand for real ...
Magazine
Exploring the potential of floating solar energy

15 Dec 2018

Reading time 6 minutes

Solar energy is an important alternative energy source but in a densely populated country like the Netherlands the space for solar parks is very ...
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Model tests and numerical analysis for a floating mega island

17 Jun 2018

About 70% of the earth’s surface area is covered with water. Due to the sea level rise and increasing population in coastal areas we need to use our ...
Magazine
Model tests for the world’s first deepwater FLNG

25 Apr 2018

Reading time 3 minutes

MARIN recently carried out a model test campaign on a FLNG that is expected to be the first deep-water FLNG in the world.The FLNG will be a ...
Magazine
Joint R&D in Offshore JIPs

22 Apr 2016

Reading time 6 minutes

The offshore industry works closely together to share knowledge, experience and costs. Here we give an update on the latest Joint Industry Projects. ...
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Development of a Scaled-Down Floating Wind Turbine for Offshore Basin Testing

8 Jun 2014

In the last years MARIN has been involved in an increasing number of projects for the offshore wind industry. New techniques in model testing and ...
Paper
State of the art model testing techniques for floating wind turbines

23 Feb 2013

After the present generation shallow water fixed wind turbines, floating wind turbines are considered to be the next step in development of offshore ...
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Viscous-Flow Calculations On An Axial Marine Current Turbine

1 Jul 2012

In this paper, the flow over a marine current turbine is studied. As a test case, the benchmark turbine published in [1, 2] is selected. A ...

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