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  • Ramiro Mena's PhD defense
    February 15, 2021
    ICI is happy to announce the upcoming PhD defense: Fast Simulation – Assisted Shape Correction after Machining by Ramiro Mena Andrade. Supervision: Prof. Antonio Huerta (UPC), Dr. José V. Aguado (ECN) and Dr. Stéphane Guinard (Airbus).
  • Centrale Nantes and SNCF produce a train part by additive manufacturing. A real breakthrough.
    February 11, 2021
    Within the scope of its national Additive Manufacturing project, the SCNF (Rolling Stock Engineering division) called upon Centrale Nantes’s expertise to study the feasibility of producing certain components. The production of a pivot, an interconnecting part, by additive manufacturing is an achievement that opens up new avenues for the design of metallic components.
  • 8 projects selected in the first Institut Carnot MERS call
    February 11, 2021
    Applications were open from 15 October to 15 November 2020 in the first Institut Carnot MERS call for projects. The selection committee met on 25 January 2021 and selected 8 projects.
  • Discover THeoREM, the network of test facilities for Hydrodynamics and Marine Renewable Energy, on vidéo!
    February 3, 2021
    Centrale Nantes, Ifremer and University Gustave Eiffel are bringing together their hydrodynamics and mechanical test facilities, to carry out research activities and collaborative projects with French and international companies.
  • Floatgen breaks new records in 2020
    February 1, 2021
    Floatgen, the 2 MW floating wind turbine, installed on the Centrale Nantes offshore test site, SEM-REV (off Le Croisic), produced 14% more power in 2020 than in 2019, reaching an annual total of 6.8 GWh.
  • Additive manufacturing of a propeller: a world first for the Joint Laboratory of Marine Technology
    January 13, 2021
    Almost 3 years of R&D work within the Joint Laboratory of Marine Technology went into the development of the metal 3D printing process by which this propeller was produced.
  • An application to measure concrete wall cladding quality
    December 18, 2020
    In 2020, Edycem and Centrale Nantes renewed their research chair on the development of sustainable concrete, headed up by Professor Ahmed Loukili at Centrale Nantes. Today, this collaboration has resulted in the first application on the market to assess the quality of concrete wall cladding.
  • EOLINK's latest-generation floating wind turbine to be tested on Centrale Nantes’ SEM-REV offshore test site
    December 11, 2020
    On 3 December, the company EOLINK and Centrale Nantes formally agreed to install a 5MW floating wind turbine on the SEM-REV test site, off the coast from Le Croisic. Since hosting FLOATGEN, the first floating wind turbine in France on site from 2018, Centrale Nantes is pushing ahead and is set to welcome EOLINK shortly with its innovative and promising wind turbine prototype.
  • AFIS thesis prize for Elaheh MALEKI
    December 11, 2020
    Congratulations to Elaheh MALEKI who was awarded the thesis prize at the AFIS (French Systems Engineering Association) Forum for her outstanding thesis on work on Systems Engineering.
  • iTWIST 2020: replays now available online
    December 10, 2020
    iTWIST 2020 (International Traveling Workshop on Interactions between low-complexity data models and Sensing Techniques) was held online from Centrale Nantes. Replays of all the lectures and conferences are now available online.
  • A look back at the SOFTWIND project
    December 9, 2020
    The SOFTWIND project, run by Centrale Nantes, and more specifically its LHEEA and LS2N laboratories, and the company D-ICE, allows for small-scale wave-tank testing of wind turbines by overcoming the incompatibility between hydrodynamic and aerodynamic scaling.We take a look back at this project with some footage of the testing in the Centrale Nantes hydrodynamic and ocean engineering tank and interviews:
  • Measuring instruments back in service at the Cardinaux lighthouse
    December 2, 2020
    One year on from the restoration work on the dome of the Cardinaux lighthouse, the wind measurement instruments at the Cardinaux lighthouse are back in service.
  • SWEL tests its wave system in the Ocean tank of Centrale Nantes, as part of the MEA project
    November 18, 2020
    SWEL, Sea Wave Energy Ltd, is a UK based company with its testing facilities located in Larnaca, Cyprus. The company came to Centrale Nantes in October under the MEA programme, an Interreg North West Europe project which aims to increase the technical and commercial maturity of upcoming technologies by providing access to industry leading testing facilities and experts from over the EU.
  • Ocean DEMO awards support to 12 developers for 3rd call
    November 4, 2020
    The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has awarded recommendations for support to 12 offshore renewable energy developers under its 3rd call. The awards will support developers on their path to commercialisation and ease the transition of ocean energy towards multi-device farms by providing free access to open sea test sites.
Published on February 5, 2016 Updated on April 24, 2020