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Reliability focused research on optimizing Wind Energy systems design, operation and maintenance: Tools, proof of concepts, guidelines & methodologies for a new generation

Objective

The EU Council of Ministers held 8 & 9th march 2007 examined theses issues and agreed: “Renewable energy will cover at least 20 % of the EU’s energy demand by 2020”, amongst others. Wind power can make the most important contribution to these targets, if sufficient emphasis is established on technological R&D and market development. Because of the current European scenario and its forecasted evolution towards 2020, offshore wind energy is called to play a key role. Offshore maintenance costs in the current situation are still too high, requiring higher feed-in tariffs for the private investor´s business case to reach the minimum profitability. This project aims is to offset this paradigm, allowing offshore wind power to be deployed in the same way onshore has. RELIAWIND consortium, for the first time in the European Wind Energy Sector, and based on successful experiences from other sectors (e.g. aeronautics) will jointly & scientifically study the impact of reliability, changing the paradigm of how Wind Turbines are designed, operated and maintained. This will lead to a new generation of offshore (and onshore) Wind energy Systems that will hit the market in 2015. The objectives of this research project are: • To identify Critical Failures and Components (WP-1: Field Reliability Analysis) • To understand Failures and Their Mechanisms (WP-2: Design for Reliability) • To define the Logical Architecture of an advanced WTG Health Monitoring System (WP-3: Algorithms) • To demonstrate the Principles of the Project Findings (WP-4: Applications) • To train internal and external partners and other Wind Energy sector stakeholders (WP-5: Training) • To disseminate the achieved new knowledge through Conferences, Workshops, Web Site and Media (WP-6: Dissemination)

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 045 754,63
Administrative Contact
Juan Bueno Gayo (Mr.)

Participants (10)

ALSTOM WIND S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 611 721,20
Address
Roc Boronat 78
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josep Prats Mustarós (Mr.)
LM WIND POWER AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 309 300,53
Address
Jupitervej 6
6000 Kolding
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Morten Philipsen (Mr.)
HANSEN TRANSMISSIONS INTERNATIONAL N.V .
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 193 125
Address
Leonardo Da Vincilaan 1
2650 Edegem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Myriam Mast (Ms.)
ABB OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 106 105,90
Address
Hiomotie 13
00381 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timo Salmela (Mr.)
SKF (U.K) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 82 006,75
Address
Sundon Park Road
LU3 3BL Luton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Doncaster (Mr.)
GARRAD HASSAN & PARTNERS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 463 926,15
Address
One Linear Park Avon Street Temple Quay
BS2 0PS Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Quarton (Mr.)
RELEX SOFTWARE CONTINENTAL EUROPE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 281 730,82
Address
Josef-maier-strasse
88682 Salem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Horst Kuntscher (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 855 760
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)
SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 865 510
Address
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
László Monostori (Prof.)
RELEX ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 365 826,02
Address
Via Val Seriana 4
00141 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Barbati (Dr.)