THE JULES VERNE TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
DCNS played a major role in the development of the Jules Verne technological research institute, which is dedicated to technologies concerning the conception and production of complex structures in the aeronautic, naval, automobile and energy sectors.
INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY TRANSITION, FRANCE MARINE ENERGIES
The France Marine energies’s goal is to stimulate competitiveness in the four areas where France is active in marine renewable energies (EMR): floating wind turbines, tidal streams turbines, wave energy and ocean thermal energy. In conjunction with its members, the FEM carries out applied R&D and establishes sites where these technologies can be tested and validated
With an eye on the future, DCNS has created means for testing and evaluating the hydrodynamic performance of its platforms in a digitally recreated marine basin, which is a complement to its physical test sites.
DCNS’ Centre d’Essais Techniques et Evaluation (Technical Testing and Evaluation Centre) at Cherbourg offers a wide range of test facilities including in natural sea water for evaluating corrosion, and in hyberbaric chambers for assessing water pressure. It also provides facilities where acoustics can be tested, and where mechanical, chemical and hydraulic elements can be analysed.
This laboratory, called Solaris, is where DCNS carries out tests and analyses in existing or future systems rooms, using realistic operational scenarios and in cooperation with potential users.