SUPRAPOWERProject reference: 308793
Funded under :
SUPerconducting, Reliable, lightweight, And more POWERful offshore wind turbine
Total cost:EUR 5 152 069,37
EU contribution:EUR 3 891 058,46
Topic(s):ENERGY.2012.2.3.1 - Innovative wind conversion systems (10-20MW) for offshore applications
Call for proposal:FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGESee other projects for this call
Funding scheme:CP - Collaborative project (generic)
SUPRAPOWER is a research project focused on a major innovation in offshore wind turbine technology by developing a new compact superconductor-based generator.
The project aims to provide an important breakthrough in offshore wind industrial solutions by designing an innovative, lightweight, robust and reliable 10 MW class offshore wind turbine based on a superconducting (SC) generator, taking into account all the essential aspects of electric conversion, integration and manufacturability.
Today’s geared as well as direct-drive permanent magnet generators are difficult to scale up further. Their huge size and weight drives up the cost of both fixed and floating foundations as well as O&M cost. New solutions to provide better power scalability, weight reduction and reliability are needed. Superconductivity may be the only technology able to combine such features and allow scaling to 10 MW and beyond by radical reduction of the head mass.
SUPRAPOWER will pursue the following general objectives:
• To reduce turbine head mass, size and cost of offshore wind turbines by means of a compact superconducting generator.
• To reduce O&M and transportation costs and increase life cycle using an innovative direct drive system.
• To increase the reliability and efficiency of high power wind turbines by means of drive-train specific integration in the nacelle.
Starting from an already patent-applied concept, the coordinator has assembled a top-class European consortium from 7 countries. Industrial partners are a wind turbine manufacturer, an energy company, an SME superconducting wire developer, a cryogenic systems supplier, and an offshore engineering company. In addition to the coordinator, research partners are a large laboratory with deep experience in superconductivity, a university and a national institute.
The main outcome of the project will be a proof of concept for a key European technology to scale wind turbines up to power levels of 10MW and beyond
EU contribution: EUR 1 297 624,93
PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE BIZKAIA C GELDO EDIFICIO 700
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