Portugal’s CENTEC seeks master wave power researchers

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first_imgTwo positions for master researchers have been made available at the Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), at Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon.As part of the GenPTO project (Generic Hydraulic Power Take-Off System for Wave Energy Converters), CENTEC is looking to hire a researcher to join its team that has been designing and implementing a power take–off (PTO) generic control approach that is adaptable to different wave energy converters.Funded by the Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology, the project will build on the results obtained in the previous project, and take a step towards its implementation, according to CENTEC.The second position available at CENTEC will be tasked with researching the hydroelastic behavior of flexible floating structures, related to wave or wind renewable energy.The work will be conducted by a team that has been working both with wave energy and with floating wind turbines, and will consist of implementing numerical approaches to modeling and analysis of hydroelastic behavior of these structures, CENTEC noted.To be eligible to apply for either of the positions, the interested candidate must be an experienced Master researcher or recent PhD graduate, CENTEC noted.last_img read more


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first_imgOffshore drilling contractor Transocean recorded a wider loss in the first quarter of 2020 when compared to the same period last year due to asset impairments. Transocean’s current contract backlog is $9.6 billion. Net loss attributable to controlling interest was $392 million compared with a net loss of $51 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and a net loss of $171 million in 1Q 2019. Contract drilling revenues for 1Q 2020 decreased sequentially by $33 million, primarily due to reduced activity related to rigs that were idle and lower revenue efficiency. After consideration of these net unfavourable items, first quarter 2020 adjusted net loss was $187 million. This compares with an adjusted net loss of $263 million in the previous quarter. Total contract drilling revenues were $759 million compared with $792 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $754 million in 1Q 2019. center_img First-quarter 2020 results included net unfavourable items of $205 million. This included $167 million loss on impairment of assets and $57 million loss on retirement of debt. Jeremy Thigpen, Transocean President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Looking forward, we recognize the dramatic decline in oil prices, coupled with the continued uncertainties surrounding the containment of COVID-19, and the resumption of the global economy, will invariably delay the contracting activity that we expected in 2020”. These decreases were partially offset by a full quarter of revenues from the recently reactivated ultra‑deepwater floaters Deepwater Mykonos and Deepwater Corcovado. Photo by SP Maclast_img read more