TNO strives to achieve more effective explorations at sea
From the optimisation of wind and tidal energy to the deepest deep-sea mining possible, TNO stands at the forefront of innovation. Together with equipment suppliers and shipping companies, TNO is accelerating innovation and eliminating roadblocks in the advancement of resource utilisation at sea.
Harsh sea conditions and the limits of technology can prevent the optimal extraction of wind and tidal energy. Innovations in corrosion control and conditional monitoring ensure that offshore wind and tidal installations operate at optimal levels.
Sensor technology sends vital information to on-shore support, who carefully monitor conditional maintenance needs. Controls from shore help create better, more efficient operations, such as load balancing or blade speed. In the future, TNO's technology will even offer predictive functionality for a more long-range view of maintenance needs.
In deep-sea mining, the search for scarce, rare minerals and increasing import costs are creating the need for new mining and extraction solutions. TNO helps companies dig deeper than ever before possible. The testing facilities allow equipment suppliers and shipping companies to evaluate equipment under harsh, deep-sea conditions (up to 6km) and determine the effect these conditions have.
TNO is helping to shape the future of the Maritime and Offshore industry, allowing companies to monitor and adjust the performance of wind and tidal farms, or to drill at pressures of up to 600 bars.