On this page you will find an overview of current projects being carried out by Deltares.


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183 projects found
  1. Sustainable decommissioning of offshore wind turbine foundations

    The limited lifetime of offshore wind farms requires an efficient and safe decommissioning. The project Hydraulic Pile Extraction Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) studied the option of removal of offshore wind turbine foundations (monopiles) in a sustainable way. HyPE-ST project aimed at both the fundamental understanding and the demonstration of the…
    Energy transition
  2. Major joint industry project for more reliable offshore cables

    The Cable Lifetime Monitoring Joint Industry Project (JIP CALM) was launched on 8 July 2019. This project is a collaboration between over 30 international organisations that aim to reduce subsea power-cable failures and make offshore wind energy more reliable.
    Energy transition
  3. New pile installation method for offshore wind monopiles

    Monopiles are one of the most common foundation designs in offshore wind construction due to their ease of installation in shallow to medium depths of water. The dominant method used to drive monopiles into the seabed is the so-called hydraulic impact piling (hammering). The main disadvantages of this technique are the noise levels emitted during…
    Energy transition
  4. Pre-feasibility study of ecosystem-based adaptation measures for Xiangtan

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) assigned Deltares and Ewaters a pre-feasibility study on suitable ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures for Xiangtan, People’s Republic of China, in the context of its Xiangtan Low-Carbon Transformation Sector Development Program.
  5. JIP HAWAIII - Joint Industry Project sHAllow WAter InItIative

    The JIP HawaIII, as an acronym for “sHAllow Water InItIative”, are a series of research projects with several international partners on the mooring of LNG vessels in intermediate water depths (15m – 40 m) in the nearshore area. LNG vessels are often moored in the nearshore coastal zone, outside of a main port area.
    Future proof infrastructure
  6. Validation tests for innovative mooring technology in ports of the future

    In collaboration with Shoretension, Royal HaskoningDHV, MARIN, Vopak and Shell, Deltares is looking at the possibilities for innovative mooring technology in the ports of the future, where sustainability and economic vitality are vital. These ports will very probably look different from the ones we know today. One of the leading new concepts for…
    Future proof infrastructure
  7. Port of Salaverry siltation and maintenance dredging program

    Deltares assisted Salaverry Terminal Internacional (STI, the operator of the Port of Salaverry, Peru) by predicting the port's maintenance dredging needs and advising on the technical feasibility of conceptual solutions to reduce the maintenance dredging volume and interval. This advise was based on analysis of in-situ collected and publicly…
    Future proof infrastructure
  8. Porto do Açu – Impact of climate change on port operations

    In 2021 Deltares conducted a study to assess potential impacts of climate change effects on the operations and infrastructure of Porto do Açu (Brazil), including changing sea level, winds, waves and precipitation regimes. The assessments were divided into two consecutive phases: 1) determine the current climate environmental conditions and define…
    Future proof infrastructure
  9. Metocean conditions during the incident with the MSC Zoe

    In 2019 the Dutch Safety Board (Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid, OVV) performed an investigation into the incident involving container vessel ‘MSC Zoe’ on 1-2 January 2019, where the ship lost several containers in an area north of the Dutch Wadden Islands.
    Future proof infrastructure
  10. JIP RoPES: Research on Passing Effects on Ships joint industry project

    In recent years the topic of passing effects on ships has become increasingly important because of increasing vessel sizes and traffic intensities, leading to increased hindrance caused by passing ships. An example is the explosion of the tanker Jupiter in 1990 that drifted off due to broken moorings caused by passing ship effects.
    Future proof infrastructure
  11. Unique and first in the world 3D modelling to forecast thermal discharges in the Tennessee River

    With the latest hydrothermal Delft3D model implemented in Delft-FEWS, Deltares successfully developed operational 3D forecasting models for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). These operational models support TVA in protecting the local ecology and optimising the operational performance of multiple power plants along the Tennessee River.
  12. Coastal zone management study for Aruba

    The beaches of Aruba are widely considered to be among the cleanest, most spacious and spectacular in the Caribbean region. But seasonal beach erosion and decreasing water quality are affecting the beautiful coastline of the island. Commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and financed by the Aruba Tourism Authority, Deltares in association…