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SELF-INSTALLING TELESCOPIC SUBSTRUCTURE FOR LOW-COST CRANELESS INSTALLATION OF COMPLETE OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES. DEEP OFFSHORE 5MW PROTOTYPE

Objective

In ELICAN, a strong team of complementary European companies with worldwide leading presence in the Wind Energy industry join forces to provide the market with a disruptive high-capacity and cost-reducing integrated substructure system for deep offshore wind energy. The technology is exceptionally fitted to meet the technical and logistical challenges of the sector as it moves into deeper locations with larger turbines, while allowing for drastic cost reduction.
This project will design, build, certify and fully demonstrate in operative environment a deep water substructure prototype supporting Adwen’s 5MW offshore wind turbine, the be installed in the Southeast coast of Las Palmas (Canary Islands). It will become the first bottom-fixed offshore wind turbine in all of Southern Europe and the first one worldwide to be installed with no need of heavy-lift vessels.

The revolutionary substructure consists in an integrated self-installing precast concrete telescopic tower and foundation that will allow for crane-free offshore installation of the complete substructure and wind turbine, thus overcoming the constraints imposed by the dependence on heavy-lift vessels. It will allow for a full inshore preassembly of the complete system, which is key to generate a highly industrialized low-cost manufacturing process with fast production rates and optimized risk control.

The main benefits to be provided by this ground-breaking technology are:
• Significant cost reduction (>35%) compared with current solutions.
• Direct scalability in terms of turbine size, water depth, infrastructure and installation means.
• Complete independence of heavy-lift vessels
• Excellently suited for fast industrialized construction.
• Robust and durable concrete substructure for reduced OPEX costs and improved asset integrity.
• Suitable for most soil conditions, including rocky seabeds.
• Enhanced environmental friendliness regarding both impact on sea life and carbon footprint.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ESTEYCO SA
Address
Calle Menendez Pidal 17
28036 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 5 110 610,59

Participants (6)

ADWEN OFFSHORE S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 892,82
Address
Parque Tecnológico De Bizkaia Ed. 208
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALE HEAVYLIFT (R&D) BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 124 279,17
Address
Konijnenberg 68
4825 BD Breda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UL INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 566 973,75
Address
Ebertstrasse 96
26382 Wilhelmshaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
A.L.E. HEAVYLIFT IBERICA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 008 845,83
Address
Polig Industrial Los Frailes Navec 101-106
28814 Daganzo De Arriba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY EOLICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 4 301 384,72
Address
Calle Ciudad De La Innovacion 9-11 Polig Ciudad De Cion
31192 Sarriguren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)