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New generation of HVDC insulation materials, cables and systems

Objective

The overall objective of NEWGEN is to develop and demonstrate new insulation materials, cable manufacturing solutions, online condition monitoring technologies, and comprehensive life and reliability modelling tools for the next-generation of extruded HVDC cables and cable systems, thereby fostering the reliability and resilience of the inter-connected European HVAC/-DC transmission grids. NEWGEN delivers new space charge mitigating additives for extruded HVDC insulation materials, as well as new industrial cable extrusion solutions for defect-free and cost-effective manufacturing of next generation thermoplastic HVDC cables. Moreover, NEWGEN will provide online global condition monitoring and novel pre-fault detection methods and instruments for assessing the health status of extruded HVDC cable systems, as well as comprehensive tools and models for the evaluation of life and reliability of extruded HVDC cable systems (cable, joints and terminations) under realistic operation conditions within HVAC/-DC grids (model demonstration via grid-simulations). The new sustainable insulation materials and extrusion solutions will contribute to improved dielectric performance and reliability of extruded insulations needed for reaching TRL maturity for higher rated voltages up to ±600 kV. The uniqueness of the NEWGEN concept is that it is not limited to any specific insulation compound or HV cable manufacturer, but rather the results will impact the whole European HV cable industry for reaching the next generation of reliable-by-design extruded HVDC cables. Moreover, the NEWGEN innovations for online condition monitoring and reliability modelling of HVDC cable systems will allow European transmission system operators (TSOs) to perform comprehensive monitoring and proactive maintenance for their HVDC cable system assets, and to ensure satisfactory firewall properties against disturbances in the hybrid AC/DC network.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 427 858,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 795 912,50
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAILLEFER EXTRUSION OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 979 750,00
Address
Ensimmainen Savu
01511 Vantaa

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHIMP - ALTANOVA GROUP SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 040 000,00
Address
Via Toscana 11/c
40069 Zola Predosa

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 848 500,00
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 777 422,50
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere

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Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
GREENDELTA GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 354 687,50
Address
Kaiserdamm 13
14059 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SUPERGRID INSTITUTE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 977 375,00
Address
23 Rue Cyprian
69100 Villeurbanne

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CLIC INNOVATION OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 122 725,00
Address
Etelaranta 10
00130 Helsinki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
TERNA RETE ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 278 750,00
Address
Viale Egidio Galbani 70
00156 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00