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Flexible Fossil Power Plants for the Future Energy Market through new and advanced Turbine Technologies

Objective

The share of renewable energy is growing rapidly driven by the objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The amount of electric power which can be supplied to the grid depends on the time of the day and weather conditions. A conventional fleet of thermal power plants is required to compensate for these fluctuations before large scale energy storage technologies will be mature and economically viable. All power market projections expect this to be the case for the next 50 years at least. For a strong expansion of renewables, this fleet has to operate flexibly at competitive cost.
Current power plants cannot fill this role immediately without impeding their efficiency and engine lifetime through increased wear and damage induced by the higher number of (shorter) operating/loading cycles. New technologies need to be introduced to balance demand peaks with renewable output fluctuations at minimal fuel consumption and emissions without negative effects on cycling operation. The FLEXTURBINE partners have developed a medium to long term technology roadmap addressing future and existing power plants. The FLEXTURBINE project presented hereafter is the first step in such technology roadmap and consists of: (1) new solutions for extended operating ranges to predict and control flutter, (2) improved sealing and bearing designs to increase turbine lifetime and efficiency by reducing degradation/damages, and (3) an improved lifecycle management through better control and prediction of critical parts to improve competitive costs by more flexible service intervals and planned downtime, and by reducing unplanned outages. In all areas, individual technologies will be developed from TRL 3 to TRL 4-6.
FLEXTURBINE brings together the main European turbine manufacturers, renowned research institutes and universities. It involves plant and transmission system operators to include user feedback and to prepare the take-up of the FLEXTURBINE technologies in power plants world-wide.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage

Coordinator

DOOSAN SKODA POWER SRO
Net EU contribution
€ 562 825,00
Address
Tylova 1 57
301 28 Plzen
Czechia

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Region
Jihozápad Plzeňský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 562 825,00

Participants (25)

GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 581 500,00
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
16152 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 581 500,00
GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 571 000,00
Address
Bleichstrasse 64-66
60313 Frankfurt Am Main

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 571 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 780 000,00
Address
Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg

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Region
Bayern Schwaben Augsburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 780 000,00
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 120 000,00
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 120 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SIEMENS ENERGY INDUSTRIAL TURBOMACHINERY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 198 350,00
Address
Waterside South Ruston House
LN5 7FD Lincoln

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East Midlands (England) Lincolnshire Lincolnshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 198 350,00
NUOVO PIGNONE SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Felice Matteucci 2
50127 Firenze
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ARTTIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 350 557,50
Address
39 Rue Des Mathurins
75008 Paris

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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
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 350 557,50
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 100 000,00
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 145 496,25
Address
Univerzitni 8
301 00 Pilsen

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Jihozápad Plzeňský kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 145 496,25
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 247 500,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 247 500,00
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 50 000,00
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
Address
Kraljice Marije 16
11120 Belgrade

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 250 000,00
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 150 000,00
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 499 550,00
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 499 550,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 126 250,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 126 250,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 224 958,75
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

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Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 224 958,75
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 311 806,25
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 311 806,25
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 676 125,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 676 125,00
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 181 148,75
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 181 148,75
COMTES FHT AS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 140 528,00
Address
Prumyslova 995
334 41 Dobrany

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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
Jihozápad Plzeňský kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 140 528,00
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 60 000,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 60 000,00
ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Roemerstrasse 36
5400 Baden

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NUOVO PIGNONE TECNOLOGIE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Via Felice Matteucci 2
50127 Firenze

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 150 000,00