Michel REPECAUD, engineer and project manager at Ifremer, awarded for his work on energy autonomy at sea by FIEEC during the Carnot 2018 “Research for Business Innovation” meetings

The FIEEC (Federation of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Industries) Applied Research Prize is awarded each year to three researchers whose work has been developed in connection with a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) or a Medium-Sized Enterprise (ETI) to generate growth and jobs

on October 30, 2018

In 2018, the 1st FIEEC Prize was awarded to engineer Michel Répécaud (Research and Technological Development Unit of Ifremer) for his collaboration with the company Geps Techno specialized in the field of floats and energy autonomy at se

Initiated in 2012, the collaboration with GEPS Techno has resulted in a number of projects. For example,  the development of autonomous instrumented scientific buoys which continuously analyse the state of coastal water mass and the design of an instrumented and autonomous platform, for the environmental monitoring of offshore wind farms: wind, current, swell, physico-chemical parameters, etc.

More specifically:

The first work started under the aegis of the CAPTIVEN project, winner of the "Carnot PME" call for projects (Projets Investissements Avenir),
-1- The PMH pilot project (Wave Motor Pilot) for a total budget of 789 k€, co-labeled by the Mer Bretagne-Atlantique and EMC2 competitiveness clusters. Partners: GEPS, Mécasoud; STX France and Ifremer.
-2- The first 4-source marine hybrid prototype PH4S for a total budget of 1 011k€, co-labeled by the Mer Bretagne-Atlantique and EMC2 competitiveness clusters. Partners GEPS, Mécasoud; STX France, ICAM, ENSTA, Ifremer.
-3- Integrated Harveting Energy System (IHES) for a toal budget of 3 000 k€. Partners GEPS, STX, SNEF, ECN, ICAM, and Ifremer, (project underway).

Some of these collaborations are ongoing, in particular through the TheoREM Research Infrastructure, which associates Ifremer and Centrale Nantes for its testing facilities: Tanks and in situ sites. In this respect, Figures 2 and 3 illustrate the tests at Sainte Anne du Portzic and Figure 5 gives the measurement of the IHES buoy which will be anchored at the SEM-REV site of the Centrale Nantes school.
Published on October 23, 2020 Updated on November 10, 2020