CLOSED | SOS-WindEnergy | Research Fellow

Our 2019 Exploratory Research Project SOS-WindEnergy – Sustainable Reuse of Decommissioned Offshore Jacket Platforms for Offshore Wind Energy is looking for a Research Fellow.

Required qualifications: 

  • Be a student enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the field of civil or mechanical engineering, a requirement to be duly proven at the time of hiring
  • Hold a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Work plan: This exploratory project aims to work as a pilot study for planned reliability analyzes of deactivated jacket-type platforms and their consideration for future use in the generation of wind energy in the offshore environment. Within the scope of this scholarship, it is intended to explore the modeling of the meta-oceanic environment and its variability using environmental contour approaches. Also, an analysis of a foundation and structure for wind turbine support is done based on meta-ocean modeling and a comparison with traditional approaches will also be addressed. In this way, an assessment of the fatigue performance of deactivated jacket-type platforms, used in hydrocarbon extraction, and reused to support offshore wind energy production equipment, will also be proposed. The research fellow will support in all the tasks of the project, assisting fundamentally in the tasks of the data treatment, numerical simulation, and experimental tests.

Workplace: The work will be developed in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, under the scientific guidance of Doctor José António Fonseca de Oliveira Correia and Professor Doctor Francisco de Almeida Taveira Pinto.

Position duration: The scholarship will have a duration of 6 months, starting in January 2021, on an exclusive basis, possibly renewable, but not exceeding the project’s completion date.

More information and how to apply here.