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Qualification of innovative floating substructures for 10MW wind turbines and water depths greater than 50m.

Objective

The focus of the project will be on floating wind turbines installed at water depths from 50m to about 200m. The consortium partners have chosen to focus on large wind turbines (in the region of 10MW), which are seen as the most effective way of reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). The objective of the proposed project is two-fold: 1. Optimize and qualify, to a TRL5 level, two (2) substructure concepts for 10MW turbines. The chosen concepts will be taken from an existing list of four (4) TRL>4 candidates currently supporting turbines in the region of 5MW. The selection of the two concepts will be made based on technical, economical, and industrial criteria. An existing reference 10MW wind turbine design will be used throughout the project. 2. More generally, develop a streamlined and KPI-based methodology for the design and qualification process, focusing on technical, economical, and industrial aspects. This methodology will be supported by existing numerical tools, and targeted development and experimental work. It is expected that resulting guidelines/recommended practices will facilitate innovation and competition in the industry, reduce risks, and indirectly this time, contribute to a lower LCOE. End users for the project deliverables will be developers, designers and manufacturers, but also decision makers who need to evaluate a concept based on given constraints. The proposed project is expected to have a broad impact since it is not led by single group of existing business partners, focusing on one concept only. On the contrary, it will involve a strong consortium reflecting the value chain for offshore wind turbines: researchers, designers, classification societies, manufacturers, utilities. This will ensure that the project's outcomes suit the concrete requirements imposed by end-users.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF OCEAN AS
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 529 594,14

Participants (13)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 919 246,55
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 416 549,28
Address
Offshore House Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth Northumberland
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 423 621,23
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 539 511,57
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 315 135,35
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 745 938,39
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBERDROLA INGENIERIA Y CONSTRUCCION SAU

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 399 002,94
Address
Avda San Adrian 48
48003 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DR TECHN OLAV OLSEN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 738 588,14
Address
Vollsveien 17 A
1366 Lysaker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAMBOLL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Burchardstrasse 13 Chilehaus C
20095 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GERMANISCHER LLOYD INDUSTRIAL SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 689,95
Address
Brooktorkai 18
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDEOL
France
EU contribution
€ 480 000
Address
Avenue Du Mistral 375 Espace Mistral Bat B
13600 La Ciotat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAMBOLL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 512 257,05
Address
Werinherstrasse 79 Gebaude 32A
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NAUTILUS FLOATING SOLUTIONS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 28 702,91
Address
Cl Bizkaiko Teknologi Elkartegia 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)