NTU partners MNCs in offshore energy research [News]
By Channel NewsAsia, 7 Oct 2011.
SINGAPORE: New ways to better anchor and stabilise offshore wind turbines and novel nano-coatings to fight corrosion at sea.
These are among the cutting-edge research projects that Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will be conducting to develop efficient offshore power systems around the world, made possible with its latest tie-up with multinational companies.
The MNCs include Rolls Royce, DNV, Vestas and Keppel Offshore & Marine.
Known as the Joint Industry Programme in Offshore Renewables, the venture will see NTU academics working together with the industry in offshore wind turbines and other sea-based power generation research.
NTU said it is the first such programme in the local offshore renewable energy sector.
NTU said it’s also collaborating with two world renowned research partners – the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology (NOWITECH) to leverage on their expertise in the area of offshore renewables.
NTU president, Professor Bertil Andersson, said the establishment of the Joint Industry Programme, comes at a time when sustainable energy is fast becoming a major cause for concern for a vast range of stakeholders.
He said the synergy the nexus will yield, will provide far more value than what can be achieved by any one of the parties working in isolation.
Source: Channel NewsAsia