Project Deliverables

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D5.2.- An assessment of the Economic impact, on local and regional economies, of the large scale deployment

The TROPOS Project aims to develop a floating modular multi-use platform system for use in deep waters. The multi-use platform system is designed to be flexible and able to integrate a full range of activities. The purpose of the present report is to evaluate the macroeconomic impact of multi-use platform systems for use in deep waters in different regions of the Mediterranean, both Tropical and Sub-Tropical areas. Specifically we examine the economic impact of multi-use platforms in four function areas: Transport, Energy, Aquaculture and Leisure (TEAL). The analysis is conducted for three areas, namely the Canary Islands, Crete and Taiwan, using an input-output approach. These case studies will then be used to inform and refine decisions on the TROPOS platform.
The main sections of the report provide an account of the input-output methodology followed by applications of the approach to each of the four TEAL activities in each of the three regions. These analyses suggest that there are likely to be substantial economic impacts on the host regions, although, of course, in proportionate terms these impacts vary inversely with the scale of the host economies.

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Publication date01/30/2014

D5.3.- Technology pricing of multi-use marine platforms

This report presents the methodology for system pricing of multi-use platforms, based on tecno-economic modelling to assess the CAPEX, OPEX, revenues and preliminary assessment of the platform’s economic feasibility. This methodology is tested by applying it to four case studies, aligned with the TEAL sectors:
- Offshore Container Terminal (Transport): A transhipment terminal with a throughput of 1 Million TEU;
- Offshore Wind Service Hub (Energy): A platform to serve as base for small O&M operations and minor parts replacements for a jointly planned offshore wind farm, as well as housing the necessary substation and shore connection;
- Aquaculture On-growing Unit (Aquaculture): A platform housing the services necessary for the operation of a fish aquaculture farm, which is associated with an offshore wind farm, as well as a processing unit for preparation of the final product for sale;
- Leisure Island (Leisure): Leisure platform including hotel, visitor centre and food & beverage modules.
This a preliminary work, in order to test the methodology here presented. Deliverable 5.6 – Viability Strategy will look into the economic feasibility of the ICS concepts, still under development.

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Publication date01/30/2014

D5.4.- Life cycle assessment of multi-use marine platforms

The TROPOS project investigates the use of multi-use offshore platforms as an opportunity for various industries to become more sustainable and increase efficiency. The use of multi-use platforms allows for combinations of functions to be integrated into one platform in order to increase efficient usage the ocean resource. Using offshore platforms as a design allows for the exploitation of the vast resources the ocean has to offer. The TROPOS project aims to realise the economic, environmental, technical and social feasibility of introducing multi-use platforms in four function areas: Transport, Energy, Aquaculture and Leisure (TEAL). The function of this report is to display the results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of embedded carbon associated with the service life of a multi-use platform for each function (TEAL) area. This exercise is performed using four case studies to represent examples of potential TEAL uses of a platform. These case studies will then be used to inform and refine the TROPOS platform options and to allow informed decisions to be made on the final designs for the TROPOS platform.
The main sections of the report will be an LCA methodology followed by case studies in the following four areas each of which will all be compared to a business as usual scenario from a carbon perspective.
- Transport: Sustainable Production – Offshore Container Terminal
- Energy – Green & Blue – Offshore Wind Service Hub
- Aquaculture: Green & Blue – Offshore Aquaculture On-Growing Unit
- Leisure: Leisure Island – Floating Hotel

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Publication date01/30/2014

D7.5.- Second year report on dissemination and communication activities

This document, the “Second year report on dissemination and communication activities” is a deliverable of WP7. Its purpose is to present the dissemination activities implemented during the second year of the project and provide a short outlook on upcoming planned activities in 2014. It includes a cop< of each new communication material.
The key tasks for dissemination activities were introduced in Deliverable 7.3, the Communication Plan and already reported on for the first year in D7.4. An update for the following activities is included in this Deliverable:
- Communication plan.
- Project website.
- Production of further dissemination material for print and electronic media.
- EU Innovation Initiatives.
- Stakeholder Network.
- Advisory Board.

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Publication date01/29/2014

D.3.3.- Technical dossier for each of the established modules including key features

This report presents the Deliverable 3.3 – A technical dossier for each of the established modules including key features. The document introduces the assessment of the conceptual specifications and design of the modules of the platform that will give basic services in the four key sectors of interest – Transport, Energy, Aquaculture and Leisure (TEAL). Aims:
- Identification of the main oceanographic requirements for the installation area.
- Characterization of the relevant features of the installed modules by concept
- Conceptual design of the different module structures.
- Definition of systems and equipment composing each module.

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Publication date10/30/2013

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