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R&D

RESEARCH N DEVELOPMENT

Norock have been testing material grades for its stability in different conditions for a long time.

Scour and cable protection methods for offshore wind support structures

Since 2016 we have been a project partner of:

The JIP HASPRO - Handbook Scour Protection Methods 

Led by Deltares the main focus of the research has been to develop a handbook with a clear, generic and science-based comparison between different scour and cable protection methods  recommendations/guidelines when and where to apply which method scour and cable protection methods for offshore wind support structures. Expected to be completed and published in 2023

Link to JIP HASPRO

Other facilitates where we have tested our material past and present:

Norwegian Marine Techology Research Institute -  Trondheim, Norway

The Ocean Basin Laboratory is used for basic as well as applied research on marine structures and operations. A total environmental simulation including wind, waves and current offers a unique possibility for testing of models in realistic conditions. With a depth of 10 metres and a water surface of 50x80m the Ocean Basin Laboratory is an excellent tool for investigation of existing or future challenges within marine technology.

Deltares institute the Delta Flume - Delft, The Netherlands

The Delta Flume is the worlds larges wave generator. Construction work on the new Delta Flume began in September 2012, with Ballast Nedam Infrastructuur as the contractor. The new flume is 300 metres long, 9.5 metres deep and 5 metres wide. This length is needed to simulate wave formation on gradually rising coasts. The depth makes it possible to generate waves up to 4.5 metres high. Waves this big cannot be generated anywhere else in the world. 

Science and Technology Park of Cantabria -Santander, Spain

The CCOB is a facility designed to carry out large scale wave tests for coastal and offshore engineering. It features the latest technology for multidirectional waves, wind and current generation, all with a 6m adjustable pit, giving it an additional 8m of depth, and being capable to operate at many different water depths, from shallow to deep waters.

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