French Floater Enters 3D Realm

French marine renewable energy specialist Naval Energies is using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop new offshore floating wind turbines.

Naval Energies

“The sea represents a source of renewable energy that can help to satisfy the needs of the world’s growing population while ensuring a carbon-free footprint,” said Laurent Schneider Maunoury, CEO, Naval Energies.

“As we work toward harnessing these possibilities, Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform was a strategic choice for accelerating the development of our technological solutions. Thanks to the cloud, we’ve quickly started to deploy the platform, and can scale its use from the design process to manufacturing and operations when needed.”

Naval Energies will rely on the “Designed for Sea” industry solution experience, based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, for program management, engineering and analysis of semi-submersible floaters and OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) solutions, anchoring systems, underwater cables and connection solutions for offshore wind farm projects.

Programs include the Groix and Belle-Ile floating wind farm, a pilot project to install four 6-megawatt wind turbines off France’s Atlantic coast. The project aims to optimize floating wind farm technology and infrastructure before full-scale deployments and, ultimately, contribute to energy transition in France. Naval Energies is the prime contractor for semi-submersible floating systems.

“The marine marketplace is shifting due to a heightened focus on alternative energy sources. Innovators like Naval Energies are entering new segments with new business models,” said Alain Houard, Vice President, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes.

“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables them to better address the challenges of this market transformation as well as leverage opportunities originating from the sea with new ways of working.”