New power generation solutions

New power generation solutions
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In the context of energy transition, marine energies are recently deeply considered for wide type of applications: from small units deserving isolated island to GW size offshore wind farms, from specialized electricity generation units to energy hubs at sea.

Power generation solutions using marine energies are operating in harsh environmental conditions and shall rely on robust equipment and specific maintenance.


Our expectations

The Proposals shall be related to power generation solutions based on marine energies, including full system, sub system, or related to maintenance and operation. 

They also shall leverage Vallourec’s competences such as materials, design, metallic material manufacturing, instrumentation, lifetime assessment or Field service.

Energies targeted are marine energies such as waves, tidal, floating offshore wind, floating solar and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC).


Specifications

  • Total cost of the solution (including the cost of implementation of the pipes and the cost of on-site installation if any) is a major criterion.
  • Prototypes of the solution shall be fabricated for tests in a representative environment within 18 months.
  • Environmental impact of the solution (including its Installation and usage) shall be low. 


Selection criteria

  • The business value for Vallourec
  • The execution easiness
  • The consistency with National strategy for marine energies


Selection process

  • The list of pre-selected proposals will be defined on October 7th.
  • Applicants with pre-selected proposals will be invited to pitch their solutions to Vallourec teams and top management end of October.
  • Decisions on the final selection will be released in November.


Reward

The selected project(s) will have the opportunity to launch a POC in collaboration with Vallourec teams. 

Contact

For any information request, please contact us with the link below

Calendar

11/05/2021
Registrations start

24/09/2021
Applications end

15/10/2021
Preselection

10/11/2021
Pitch session

End of november
Winners selection

Registration
Candidates to the challenge shall register their proposal online through the platform openinnovation.vallourec.com, from May 11th, 2021 to September 22nd, 2021. 

Language
Documents shared on the platform can be in English or French language.
Pitch session will be in English.

Milestones
  • May 11th: Applications start
  • September 22nd: Applications end
  • October 7th: Preselected applications for pitch
  • End of October: Pitch session 
  • November: Winning project(s) will have the opportunity to launch a POC in collaboration with Vallourec teams. 

Intellectual property
All intellectual property rights relating to the solutions/projects proposed by the submitters and owned by the submitters before the submitting remain the property of the respective submitters. If the submitted solutions/projects lead to further developments and/or innovations in collaboration with VALLOUREC, a specific agreement will define the ownership of the intellectual property rights resulting from these developments and/or innovations.

Each submitter certifies that he is the owner of the intellectual property rights and/or that he has all the necessary authorizations regarding the intellectual property rights related to the submitted solutions/projects. The submitter is responsible for all materials he may submit through the platform, including legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and related copyrights. The submitter may not upload, post or otherwise publish on this platform any content that (i) is confidential, proprietary, false, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene or threatening, constitutes an invasion of privacy or publicity rights, violates intellectual property rights or is abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable; (ii) could constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any person, give rise to liability or violate any law; or(iii) could contain computer viruses, political comments, chain letters, mass mail or any form of junk mail. The submitter guarantees that he will defend, indemnify and hold VALLOUREC harmless from and against any claims, actions, costs, suits from a third party resulting and/or grounded on the submitted solutions/projects.
The challenge is free and open to all.
Applications can be submitted by a group of start ups. In that case, the group has to identify one representative that will proceed with the registration. 
Projects can be submitted in either English or French. 
Nevertheless, the pitch session will only be in English.