Research Program

RP1 Offshore Engineering and Technology (OET)

Project Leader

Nagi Abdussamie, University of Tasmania

Project ID



Multi-use (purpose) offshore/high energy platforms can be an appealing alternative to the traditional land reclamation technique in creating space on the sea for a wide range of offshore/high energy applications such as floating breakwaters, floating renewable energy installations (e.g., production and storage of hydrogen from splitting water, floating wind turbines, wave energy converters, floating solar farms), floating marine research facility, accommodation facility, and feed systems and equipment for offshore/high energy aquaculture farming.

The scope of this study is to review the state-of-the-art multi-use floating offshore/high energy platform concepts and their applications which can be viable options for the Australian offshore/high energy industry in the future. Outputs will include a report of key findings and recommendations, and will also include detail regarding the national and international organisations working in this area.

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Project Participants

  • BMT
  • Cawthron Institute; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • DNV GL Australia Pty Limited
  • Griffith University
  • Macquarie University
  • National University of Singapore
  • The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited
  • The University of Queensland
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Western Australia


6 months

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