Floating Structures Technology Thematic Network (FLOATTECH)

Duration: 01.07.2001 – 30.06.2005 (48 months)

Coordination: Aker Maritime ASA (Norway)

Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico (PT); Aker Maritime ASA (N); MCS International (IRL); Det norske Veritas (N); Institut Francais du Petrole (F); Coflexip Stena Offshore (F); AMEC Offshore Services Ltd.(UK); Bouygues Offshore (F); Kværner Oil & Gas a.s. (N); Astano (SP); NKT Flexibles (DK); Danish Maritime Institute (DK); LIC Engineering (DK); Sirehna (F); Thomson (F); Stolt Offshore (F).; Doris Engineering (F); Alstom – CAT (F); TECHNIP (F); IFREMER (F); NTUA (GR); MARTEDEC (GR); Heerema Marine Contractors (NL); Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (NL); Mercon Steel Structures (NL); Marintek (N); Kværner (N); ABB (N); DSND Subsea (N); University of Newcastle (UK); BMT (UK); Kvaerner Masa Yards (FL); Zenocean (UK); Sofresid (F); Halliburton Subsea (UK); Kongsberg Simrad (N); John Crane-Lips (NL); Tecnomare (I)

Funding Entity: EU - Programme GROWTH

The overall goal of this thematic network (TN) is to maintain and increase European leadership in the field of floating structure's technology in the global market. The TN objective is to improve the cost effectiveness of floating structures technology for the offshore industry, particularly in deep waters and harsh environments, while maintaining and increasing respect for safety and the environment. This will be achieved by initiating and effectively managing a programme of work aimed at establishing a common knowledge base and co-ordination of RTD activities.

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