Space@Sea to prove multi-use potential of floating islands

first_imgThe Space@Sea project has officially started with the aim of developing a standardized and cost-efficient modular island capable of producing and storing energy from offshore renewable sources, among its other multi-use applications.Space@Sea consists of seventeen European partners, including companies, research institutes and universities, united under Horizon 2020-funded project to develop a modular concept for multi-use platforms with low ecological impact.The three-year project that officially started on November 1, 2017, will study the most suitable shape of the floaters to minimize the motions at sea.The total worth of the project is around €7.6 million, out of which Horizon 2020 is providing approximately €6.8 million to support its development.As a starting point, triangles that allow modular design will be used to maximize the flexibility of adding and removing deck space and applications if necessary.Offshore specialists will contribute to design a shared mooring solution in combination with a remote monitoring and sensing system to reduce installation and maintenance costs, according to the project consortium.Maarten Flikkema, Project Coordinator at Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), said: “The three-year project can be regarded as a success if the modular design of the multi-use platform has successfully been validated in a relevant environment at model scale.”To remind, the concept for floating mega island, comprising 87 large triangle-shaped floaters, was tested at MARIN earlier this year.During Space@Sea project, four applications for the island will be studied including farming, transport and logistics hub, energy hub and living.To show the potential of multi-use modular floating islands, Space@Sea will conclude with the evaluation of three business cases with combinations of applications for various locations throughout Europe, the project consortium said.last_img read more

Strikers find scoring touch to delight of fantasy managers

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 A plethora of points have been registered throughout SBC’s League of Legends this past weekend, with strikers hitting form at a number of clubs during gameweek six.Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata secured a maiden Premier League hat-trick, Tottenham hot shot Harry Kane and Arsenal new boy Alexandre Lacazette earned a brace each while Manchester rivals Romelu Lukaku of United and Sergio Aguero of City got one apiece ensuring points galore.Something Stephen Looker at Pinnacle Sports was the beneficiary of; top scoring with 89 points and surging up the table to eighth in the process.  Morata, who earned the highest round score with 17 points, captain Kane (13 points doubled to 26) and David Silva (11) doing most of the damage.At the summit, however, is still the familiar face of James Birch.  Aguero (captain), the game’s current MVP with 52 points, responsible for a third (22) of the 66 points his side managed in this game week, with a 31 point cushion to second now in place.Flying the flag for SBC is Charlie Cole, who built on last week’s impressive 85 points with 73 this time to lift ‘Missed The Deadline’ into the top three.  Manchester City duo Aguero (captain) and Raheem Sterling contributing almost half (35) of the overall total; a score that lifted Cole from seventh into third.All eyes will be on Old Trafford this weekend, with Jose Mouriho’s United side taking on Crystal Palace who have recorded six losses from six with zero goals scored.  Free scoring City face a tricky trip to Stamford Bridge, while Lacazette and Arsenal will be hoping to build on their impressive home form against Brighton and Hove Albion in Sunday’s early kick off. Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Sharelast_img read more