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Disruptive O&M Solution for Floating Offshore Wind Farms

Project Leader : TEN. Project Partners : D-ICE, CEA, Centrale Nantes

The main challenge of the VIMFLO project is to develop a solution to be able to execute out most of the maintenance operations of floating wind turbines on site and in particular the replacement of turbine blades. The complexity is linked to several factors:
  • Natural elements: wind, swell, tides, currents, etc.
  • The height of the installations (on average 150 meters high)
  • The required precision (to the nearest centimeter).
VIMFLO must provide a “float to float” solution allowing a lifting operation to be carried out with an accuracy of less than 1 cm at 150 meters above sea level.


Physics Powered Digital Twin

Project Leaders : D-ICE
Project Partners : LHEEA
Funding : D-ICE, BPI France
This project aims to develop new generation of Digital Twins by the hybridation and coupling of advanced techniques.
Based on strong scientific teams, this project will allow to reinforce safety and security of marine operations while enlarging operational windows.
HYPER-TWIN is a key feature for the development of autonomous marine systems.


Training & Formation for Maritime Sector

Project Leader : . Partners D-ICE, CINAV, ENSM
Funding : France Relance
65,000 recruitments by 2030. The maritime industries sector is currently experiencing very strong dynamism. However, many of the professions concerned by these recruitments are in tension, in strategic activities for France.

To deal with this situation, a consortium bringing together the Campus des Industries Navales, the Wind Ship association, the École Nationale Supérieure Maritime and D-ICE Engineering launched a project entitled DIGI4MER. This is dedicated to the navalization and digitalization of training for the maritime industries. The objective is to provide a modern solution to the recruitment problems encountered in certain professions. It must also pave the way for new skills with the development of an application dedicated to sail propulsion. This innovative and green technology relies on the energy produced by the force of the wind on the sail of a ship. Candidate for the “Professional training engineering and innovative support offers (IFPAI)” system operated by the Caisse des Dépôts et des Consignations, the project will be financed by the State up to 45% by the Investment Program of future on a total budget of 4.36 million euros. This project is also fully in line with the objectives of the maritime policy coordinated by the General Secretariat of the Sea. More info on the website


Optimization of Offshore Operations

Project Leader : D-ICE
Sponsors : Total, Naval Group
In this CITEPH project, new offshore operation concepts will be evaluated on the innovative softwares and algorithms developed by D-ICE Engineering. Next items are covered:
  • Optimization the efficiency of a vessel & reduction of operational costs
  • Optimization and evaluation of new operation designs
  • Evaluation the performances during the operations in real time
Base cases are given in consultation with the sponsors.


Flexible and Rigid body Dynamic modelling for Marine operation

Project Leaders : LHEEA, D-ICE
Funding : WEAMEC, D-ICE
This project is a research project carried out jointly with the LHEAA, the hydrodynamics laboratory of the Ecole Centrale de Nantes and selected by WeAMEC, the West Atlantic Marine Energy Center which brings together the actions and academies of the Pays de La Loire for the development of Renewable Marine Energies.
This project lies in the development of an innovative open-source simulation framework for the simulation of complex dynamic systems involved in Marine Renewable Energy or Offshore Operations. Acknowledged for its technical and scientific excellence, this project including strong technological breakthroughs will allow D-ICE to position itself as a key player in the market.
The complete project description can be found here.
This project has been succesfully completed


Modelling, Analyzis & Description of Marine Embedded Systems

Project Leader : Ellidiss Technologies
Members : UBO Lab-STICC, D-ICE
This project aims to improve methods to qualify and assess Marine Embedded Systems. These innovative approaches will be essential to improve the safety of critical systems. Several high-level scientific contributions are expected.


Optimize energy production and increase operational weather windows of Marine Renewable Systems

Project Leader : D-ICE
Funding : D-ICE, BPI France
The goal of the OCTOPODES project is to develop new and innovative algorithms for the control of Marine renewables such as large offshore wind turbines or floating wind turbines. Several tools have been developped such as
  • Capapy
  • Spicy

This project has been succesfully completed


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