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PROMOTioN - Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks

Objective

In order to unlock the full potential of Europe’s offshore resources, network infrastructure is urgently required, linking off-shore wind parks and on-shore grids in different countries. HVDC technology is envisaged but the deployment of meshed HVDC offshore grids is currently hindered by the high cost of converter technology, lack of experience with protection systems and fault clearance components and immature international regulations and financial instruments. PROMOTioN will overcome these barriers by development and demonstration of three key technologies, a regulatory and financial framework and an offshore grid deployment plan for 2020 and beyond. A first key technology is presented by Diode Rectifier offshore converter. This concept is ground breaking as it challenges the need for complex, bulky and expensive converters, reducing significantly investment and maintenance cost and increasing availability. A fully rated compact diode rectifier converter will be connected to an existing wind farm. The second key technology is an HVDC grid protection system which will be developed and demonstrated utilising multi-vendor methods within the full scale Multi-Terminal Test Environment. The multi-vendor approach will allow DC grid protection to become a “plug-and-play” solution. The third technology pathway will first time demonstrate performance of existing HVDC circuit breaker prototypes to provide confidence and demonstrate technology readiness of this crucial network component. The additional pathway will develop the international regulatory and financial framework, essential for funding, deployment and operation of meshed offshore HVDC grids. With 35 partners PROMOTioN is ambitious in its scope and advances crucial HVDC grid technologies from medium to high TRL. Consortium includes all major HVDC and wind turbine manufacturers, TSO’s linked to the North Sea, offshore wind developers, leading academia and consulting companies.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-3
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

DNV GL NETHERLANDS B.V.
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Utrechtseweg 310
6800 ET Arnhem
Netherlands
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 4 564 860,62

Participants (37)

ABB POWER GRIDS SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 3 170 504,13
Address
Kopparbergsvagen 2
72183 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 562 469,88
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 994 546,25
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIRGRID PLC
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 32 550
Address
Shelbourne Road 160 Ballsbridge The Oval
4 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUPERGRID INSTITUTE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 808 004,62
Address
23 Rue Cyprian
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHE WIND GUARD GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 400
Address
Oldenburger Strasse 65
26316 Varel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC EUROPE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 142 312,50
Address
Capronilaan 46
1119 NS Schiphol-rijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AFFARSVERKET SVENSKA KRAFTNAT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 64 750
Address
Sturegatan 1
172 24 Sundbyberg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UK GRID SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 268 695
Address
St Leonard S Av St Leonard S Works
ST17 4LX Stafford
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 280 721,25
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RTE RESEAU DE TRANSPORT D'ELECTRICITE
France
EU contribution
€ 207 900
Address
Immeuble Window - 7C Place Du Dome
92073 Paris La Defense Cedex
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 339 033,08
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EQUINOR ASA
Norway
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€ 199 281,25
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Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TENNET TSO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 757 723,94
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6812AR Arnhem
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STIFTUNG DER DEUTSCHEN WIRSCHAFT FUER DIE NUTZUNG UND ERFORSCHUNG DER WINDENERGIE AUF SEE (OFFSHORE-STIFTUNG)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 505 000
Address
Oldenburger Strasse 65
26316 Varel
Activity type
Other
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 674 251,94
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 623 458,28
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Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
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€ 3 854 621,48
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Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 800 798,54
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Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT FUER ELEKTRISCHE ANLAGEN UND STROMWIRTSCHAFT E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 600 143,24
Address
Besselstrasse 20-22
68219 Mannheim
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Research Organisations
ORSTED WIND POWER A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 101 218,75
Address
Kraftvaerkvej 53
7000 Fredericia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CARBON TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 364 250
Address
Dorset House 27/45 Stamford Street
SE1 9NT London
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Other
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 840 878,77
Address
Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34 - 36
1000 Bruxelles
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EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 355 000
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Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBERDROLA RENOVABLES ENERGIA SA

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Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 799,38
Address
Calle Menorca 19/13
46023 Valencia
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ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE L'INDUSTRIE DES EQUIPEMENTS ET DES SERVICES DE TRANSMISSION ET DE DISTRIBUTION D'ELECTRICITE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 80 850
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 740 100
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADWEN OFFSHORE S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 409,83
Address
Parque Tecnológico De Bizkaia Ed. 208
48170 Zamudio
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PRYSMIAN
Italy
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€ 117 254,54
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Viale Sarca 222
20126 Milan
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RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 287 000
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MHI VESTAS OFFSHORE WIND AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 309 724,88
Address
Dusager 4
8200 Aarhus
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGINET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 181 820
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Tonne Kjaersvej 65
7000 Fredericia
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SCOTTISH HYDRO ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 336 920
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Dunkeld Road 200 Inveralmond House
PH1 3AQ Perth
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SCIBREAK AB
Sweden
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€ 507 872
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Asundavagen 26
745 71 Enkoping
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TRACTEBEL IMPACT BELGIUM SA
Belgium
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€ 187 820,50
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Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34
1000 Bruxelles
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SIEMENS GAS AND POWER GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 173 196,20
Address
Werner Von Siemens Strasse 1
80333 Munchen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEMA BV
Netherlands
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€ 1 030 790,75
Address
Klingelbeekseweg 195
6812 DE Arnhem
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