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Innovative Wind Conversion Systems (10-20MW) for Offshore Applications

Objective

The overall objectives of the INNWIND.EU project are the high performance innovative design of a beyond-state-of-the-art 10-20MW offshore wind turbine and hardware demonstrators of some of the critical components. These ambitious primary objectives lead to a set of secondary objectives, which are the specific innovations, new concepts, new technologies and proof of concepts at the sub system and turbine level.
The progress beyond the state of the art is envisaged as an integrated wind turbine concept with i) a light weight rotor having a combination of adaptive characteristics from passive built-in geometrical and structural couplings and active distributed smart sensing and control, ii) an innovative, low-weight, direct drive generator and iii) a standard mass-produced integrated tower and substructure that simplifies and unifies turbine structural dynamic characteristics at different water depths.
A lightweight smart blade design will be demonstrated on an appropriate scale relevant for rotor aeroelastics. The drive train innovations include a super conducting generator; pseudo magnetic drive train and a light weight re-design of the nacelle for reduced tower top mass. The superconducting generator technology and the pseudo magnetic drive technology will be demonstrated at relevant scales by participating industry.
The concepts are researched individually at the component level but also at the wind turbine system level in an integrated approach. Their benefits are quantified through suitable performance indicators and their market deployment opportunities are concretely established in two dedicated integrating work packages.
The consortium comprises of leading Industrial Partners and Research Establishments focused on longer term research and innovation of industrial relevance.
The project addresses the heart of the Long Term R&D Programme of the New Turbines and Components strand of the European Wind Initiative (EWI) established under SET-Plan, the Common European Policy for Energy Technologies.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGE
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Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karen Hyllested Thielsen (Mrs.)
EU contribution
€ 2 820 902,18

Participants (29)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 520 304,43
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ebba Vestergaard Nielsen (Mrs.)
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 454 389,27
Address
Marathonos 19th Km
19009 Pikermi

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Takis Chaviaropoulos (Dr.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 582 323,83
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maaike Brouwer (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 218 133,14
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
R.P.J.O.M. Van Rooij (Mr.)
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 645 096,45
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Mrs.)
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 319 867,40
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Niklas Magnusson (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 402 385,88
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fulvio Mongilardi (Mr.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 410 461,78
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raimund Rolfes (Mr.)
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 699 600
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sabine Geruschke (Mrs.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 350 636,10
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Saravanos (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 635,91
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 957,60
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 563 880
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Rettenmeier (Dr.)
STICHTING KENNISCENTRUM WINDTURBINE MATERIALEN EN CONSTRUCTIES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 302 598,96
Address
Kluisgat 5
1771 MV Wieringerwerf

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Van Den Outenaar (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 527 325,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 690 695,89
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Arbizu (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 259 518
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Coombs (Mrs.)
DHI
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 381 426
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Hoersholm

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gitte Lindholt (Mrs.)
RAMBOLL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 739
Address
Burchardstrasse 13 Chilehaus C
20095 Hamburg

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Gaigl (Mr.)
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 201 271,20
Address
Borupvej 16
7330 Brande

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Hessellund Lauritsen (Mr.)
GERMANISCHER LLOYD INDUSTRIAL SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 526,08
Address
Brooktorkai 18
20457 Hamburg

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kimon Argyriadis (Mr.)
GARRAD HASSAN & PARTNERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 340 554,72
Address
One Linear Park Avon Street Temple Quay
BS2 0PS Bristol

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Dixon (Mr.)
MAGNOMATICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 710 804
Address
Park House Bernard Road
S2 5BQ Sheffield South Yorkshire

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Kirby (Mr.)
Suzlon Energy GmbH

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Germany
Address
August-bebel-straße 10
18055 Rostock

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Bersee (Dr.)
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 131 875
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucia Paris (Ms.)
WindEurope
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 105 005,28
Address
Rue Belliard 40
1040 Bruxelles

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Other
Administrative Contact
Sharon Wokke (Ms.)
SE BLADES TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 086
Address
Jan Tinbergenstraat 290
7559ST Hengelo

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Bersee (Mr.)
ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY LLC
United States
Address
Denver West Parkway 15013
80401 Golden

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amy Robertson (Ms.)
RAMBOLL IMS INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 000
Address
Stadtdeich 7
20097 Hamburg

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliver Ashaver (Mr.)