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FEED studie van een R&D platform


Project type: Conceptontwerp
Project sector: Offshore engineering
Employer: Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij, POM, West-Vlaanderen
Client: Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij, POM, West-Vlaanderen
Location: North Sea Belgium
Year: 2016
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Several Flemish companies occupy an important role in the growth of the Blue Energy sector. To further expand this position, the province government of West-Flanders wants to supports the technological development.

One way to do that is boosting state-of-the-art testing infrastructure for the maritime and marine developments in West Flanders and by extension Flanders. Test in real conditions and infrastructure on an industrially relevant scale is crucial for conducting research, testing new industrial concepts, build credentials and may in some cases also be used for training. The investment, however, is not small and within the North Sea market there are already a number of initiatives that have been launched or at an advanced stage of development. It is therefore necessary to make future-proof smart choices in sectors that are rapidly evolving.

In order to realize this technological development, the province government of West-Flanders wants to take advantage of the existent Factory for the Future Blue Energy, which facilitates industrial research through a coherent framework and custom infrastructure to test in a maritime environment. This is also a cue point within the strategy of Flanders ' Maritime Cluster, in particular to marine innovation locations. In March 2016 an integrated Territorial Investment file was submitted to ERDF (European Regional Development Funds), named Blue Accelerator. The realization of a maritime innovation and development platform at sea 1 km off the coast of Ostend is one of the objectives of this project. This platform should allow maritime development in the broad sense: Blue energy, aquaculture, coastal protection, blue growth, ...

Diensten geleverd door TORGUN

Preparation of a FEED study (Front End Engineering & Design) for the maritime innovation and development platform at sea. The output of this study will be the input for the further 3 parts of the project: juridical, financial and technical.
The FEED study includes:
  • The preparation of a main scenario taking into account: the design criteria already identified from the requests of the stakeholders; modularity to allow multidisciplinary maritime research; and future unknown needs;
  • Preparation of an alternative scenario;
  • Assess the eventual impact of the location of the structure;
  • Participate in a workshop with the stakeholders to present the draft version of the main scenario and alternatives;
  • Preparation of a working plan with indication of the milestones for its implementation.

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