WEGNordOst – Update

As part of the "WEGNordOst" project, which is funded by the state of Bremen under the state program "Promotion of Research, Development and Innovation" (FEI) of the Senator for Economics, Labor and Europe of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, we are investigating the interaction between temperature and thermal conductivity in gas-bearing sediments. For this purpose, we conducted measurements in the Eckernförde Bay (Baltic Sea) with the research vessel ALKOR in November 2022 and April 2023. We were able to collect a lot of interesting data, the analysis of which will keep us busy for a while. Read more

Feedback between Temperature and Thermal Conductivity

In general, thermal conductivity is regarded as a material constant. However, as a result of strong heating or strong cooling, changes in the state of the materials can occur which also influence their thermal properties. In particular, gases generally have much lower thermal conductivities than liquids (see e.g. here: https://www.thermal-engineering.org/what-is-thermal-conductivity-of-water-and-steam-definition/). Such processes could lead to changes in the thermal properties of gas-bearing sediments in the offshore area as a result of both natural and anthropogenic influences. Reduced thermal conductivity due to increased gas content in the sediment could thereby prove problematic for the installation of offshore energy cables. This project is funded by the state of Bremen within the framework of the state program "Promotion of Research, Development and Innovation" (FEI) of the Senator for Economics, Labor and Europe of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.

20 years of FIELAX

This summer FIELAX celebrates its 20th anniversary. We would like to thank all our customers, suppliers and partners for the "decades of good cooperation". After its beginnings "at the North and South Pole", the company has continuously expanded both its areas of activity and its geographical scope. We owe this above all to the consistently good performance of the entire workforce, many of whom are travelling all over the world - also today. In the meantime, there are some offspring, most of whom do not even know that there was a time "before FIELAX".

We look forward to further growth and future projects.