Principle Investigator Contact Information
Name: Professor Deborah Greaves OBE
Address: University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Phone: Supergen ORE Hub office number: +44 (0)1752 586102
The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub is a £9 Million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded programme which brings together academia, industry, policy makers and the general public to support and accelerate the development of offshore wind, wave and tidal technology for the benefit of society.
The Hub is led by Professor Deborah Greaves OBE, Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth, and includes the following Co-Directors; Professor Beth Scott (University of Aberdeen), Henry Jeffrey (University of Edinburgh), Dr Phillipp Thies (University of Exeter), Professor James Gibert (University of Hull), Professor Tim Stallard (University of Manchester), Professor Byron Byrne and Professor Richard Willden (University of Oxford), Professor David White (University of Southampton), Professor Feargal Brennan (University of Strathclyde), and Professor Xiaowei Zhao (University of Warwick).
The Supergen ORE Hub is one of four Hubs created by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to deliver sustained and coordinated research on sustainable power generation and supply.
The Supergen ORE Hub brings together and builds on the work of the former Supergen Wind and Supergen Marine Hubs following consultation with the research community. The new Hub looks for synergies between offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies as well as building on current research in each area.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Location of Research
The high-level objectives for the Supergen ORE Hub are to:
1. provide ‘Visible Research Leadership’;
2. execute, publish and inspire distinctive and ambitious world class research through the core
2. facilitate a programme of co-ordinated UK led research through the Flexible Fund;
3. be a respected voice for policy makers and a trusted partner for industry;
4. have strong international collaboration;
5. take a whole systems approach to ORE;
6. become a ‘beacon for equality, diversity and inclusion’ (EDI);
7. support the development of early career researchers (ECR).
The Supergen ORE Hub project is currently in progress.
As the project is still in progress, the objects of the core research from our 5 core Work Packages (WP) are below:
WP1 establishes the projected UK and international deployment scenarios for wave, tidal and OW from 2025 to 2050. Oceanographic setting and site conditions will give definition to WP2 and the key uncertainties and enabling technologies will guide WPs 3 and 4 on modelling and design. WP5 explores future ORE structures and configurations, such as very large floating structures, drawing on the results from the previous WPs. The predicted performance gains, environmental and GVA impacts will allow the projected deployment scenarios to be refined over the duration of the hub and give increased confidence to industry and society. Outputs will include evaluation tools for future ORE systems that incorporate – and quantify the benefit from – the overall research and innovation programme within the hub and beyond.
The objectives of the core research are:
- WP1: Define the characteristics of aspirational ORE deployment scenarios required to meet changing demand for the period from 2025 to 2050 with associated benefits, risks and research priorities.
- WP2: Establish a set of site and condition characteristics for use, by the hub and the wider research community, as benchmarks to evaluate options for the array scale deployment of ORE technologies.
- WP3: Develop and validate models to support the confident prediction of ORE system performance, operation and environmental and societal impact.
- WP4: Develop and validate methods and tools needed for the design and evaluation of future ORE technologies enabling cost, risk and environmental impact reduction.
- WP5: Assess the potential of very large ORE structures, including floating, and address key technical challenges to the design, deployment and operation of such structures.
- Ioannou A, Liang Y, Jalón M, Brennan F. (2020). A preliminary parametric techno-economic study of offshore wind floater concepts. Ocean Engineering.
- Lin S, Zhao X, Tong X, (2020). Feasibility Studies of a Converter-free Grid-connected Offshore Hydrostatic Wind Turbine. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
- Zheng S, Meylan M, Fan L, Greaves D, Iglesias G, (2020). Wave scattering by a floating porous elastic plate of arbitrary shape: A semi-analytical study. Journal of Fluids and Structures
- Philipp R. THIES, Magnus J HARROLD, Lars JOHANNING, Konstantinos GRIVAS, Georgios GEORGALLIS; FULGOR SA, Hellenic Cables (2019) Load and fatigue evaluation for 66kV floating offshore wind submarine dynamic power cable.
- Lin S, Zhao X and Tong X, (2019). Feasibility Studies of a Converter-free Grid-connected Offshore Hydrostatic Wind Turbine
- Ioannou A, Liang Y, Jalón M L, and Brennan F, (2019). A preliminary parametric techno-economic study of offshore wind floater concepts.
- X. Yin and X. Zhao, (2019). ADV Preview Based Nonlinear Predictive Control for Maximizing Power Generation of a Tidal Turbine with Hydrostatic Transmission. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 34(4), 1781-1891.
- Ioannou A, Brennan F, (2019). A preliminary techno-economic comparison between a grid-connected and non-grid connected offshore floating wind farm.
- Michele S, Renzi E, Perez-Collazo, Greaves, Iglesias. (2019). Power extraction in regular and random waves from an OWC in hybrid wind-wave energy systems. Ocean Engineering, 191.
- Xie N, Hann M, Pemberton R, Iglesias G, Greaves D, (2019). A numerical and experimental investigation of the effect of side walls on hydrodynamic model testing in a wave flume. Ocean Engineering.
- Ransley,E, Yan, Brown, Mai, Graham, Ma, Greaves. (2019). A blind comparative study of focused wave interactions with a fixed FPSO-like structure (CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 1). International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, pp. 113-127.
- Scott Andrew Brown, Pierre-Henri Musiedlak, Edward Jack Ransley, Deborah Greaves. (2019). Numerical simulation of focused wave interactions with a fixed FPSO using OpenFOAM 4.1. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, pp.158-164
- Perez-Collazo, C., Pemberton R, R., Greaves D, Iglesias G. (2019). Monopile-mounted Wave Energy Converter for a Hybrid Wind-Wave System. Energy Conversion and Management, 199, 13.
- Zheng, S., Antonini A, Zhang Y, Greaves D, Miles J, Iglesias G. (2019). Wave power extraction from multiple oscillating water columns along a straight coast. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, pp. 445-480
- Fabian Wendt, , Kim Nielsen, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Harry Bingham, Robert Read, Claes Eskildson, Adi Kurniawan... Abolfazl Shiri. (2019). OES Wave Energy Modelling Task: Modelling, Verification and Validation of Wave Energy Converters. Journal for Marine Science and Engineering, pp. 379