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TURBOmachinery REtrofits enabling FLEXible back-up capacity for the transition of the European energy system

Objective

The energy sector accounts for two thirds of the global CO2 emissions and is therefore crucial to ensure future green growth and to achieve the global emission reduction targets. Substantial reduction of CO2 emissions can only be achieved by large scale deployment of renewable energy sources, including in particular the most abundant energy sources, wind and sun. Their intermittent nature however poses significant challenges for the energy system as peak demand from the system and peak production form those intermittent sources do not overlap. As there are no large scale storage solutions available yet, other backup capacities are needed. The installed fossil capacity is large enough to provide this back-up power. However, the plants were designed for baseload operation, which results in increased wear and costs through cyclic operation and unnecessarily high emissions in the start-up phase.
Providing technology upgrades to retrofit the installed power plants to enable flexible operation without penalties on life, cost and emissions is an opportunity to quickly provide the necessary backup capacity to keep the energy system stable and resilient and at the same time enabling higher renewable shares.
TURBO-REFLEX will follow this approach and has selected technologies for retrofitting critical parts of thermal power plants which have already seen experimental proof-of-concept and are expected to significantly contribute to flexible operation. The technologies will reduce the minimum load, increase the ramp rates and reduce the costs per cycle. This will be achieved by new compressor designs for off-design operability, technologies in the hot gas path, in combustor and turbine, and by new materials, models and sensors to monitor and ensure the mechanical integrity in flexible operation. An integrated assessment will provide not only the technological but also the economic benefits for plant operators, thus ensuring a swift implementation of TURBO-REFLEX technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-CCS-RIA

Coordinator

GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 290 000,00
Address
Bleichstrasse 64-66
60313 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

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Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 331 141,25

Participants (29)

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 136 625,00
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
16152 Genova

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Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 129 187,50
Address
Roemerstrasse 36
5400 Baden

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DOOSAN SKODA POWER SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 500 000,00
Address
Tylova 1 57
301 28 Plzen

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Jihozápad Plzeňský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 26 000,00
GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 519 000,00
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 554 343,75
MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 418 750,00
Address
Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg

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Bayern Schwaben Augsburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 244 875,00
MITSUBISHI POWER EUROPE GMBH
Germany
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€ 210 000,00
Address
Schifferstrasse 80
47059 Duisburg

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 16 375,00
MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
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€ 460 958,75
Address
20 North Audley Street
W1K 6WL London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
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€ 0,00
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

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Germany
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€ 0,00
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Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
NATURGY ENERGY GROUP SA
Spain
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€ 36 250,00
Address
Avenida San Luis 77
28033 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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€ 0,00
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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.

GAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SL
Spain
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€ 108 000,00
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Plaza Del Gas 1
08003 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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€ 0,00
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GAS NATURAL FENOSA ENGINEERING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 30 000,00
Address
Paseo Del Club Deportivo 1
28223 Pozuelo De Alarcon Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ARTTIC
France
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€ 250 910,00
Address
39 Rue Des Mathurins
75008 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

ARTTIC INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
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€ 58 040,00
Address
Oskar-von-miller-ring 29
80333 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASINCO GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 267 256,25
Address
Am Kiekenbusch 11a
47269 Duisburg

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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
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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
COMTES FHT AS
Czechia
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€ 178 025,00
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Prumyslova 995
334 41 Dobrany

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Region
Jihozápad Plzeňský kraj
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
KAPELANCZYK PAWEL MICHAL
Poland
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€ 328 955,00
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€ 0,00
T - ELEKTRONIK SRO
Czechia
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€ 40 750,00
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Mudr Slejmara 590
345 62 Holysov

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€ 0,00
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 450 000,00
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College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Central Bedfordshire
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CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
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€ 122 500,00
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Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha

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DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
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€ 215 812,50
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Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
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€ 500 000,00
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Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
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€ 0,00
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 403 000,00
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Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
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INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
Poland
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€ 36 250,00
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Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk

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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 311 000,00
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Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
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€ 88 000,00
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Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
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UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
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€ 550 400,00
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Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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€ 0,00
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
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€ 282 425,00
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Univerzitni 8
301 00 Pilsen

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€ 0,00
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ-INSTYTUTLOTNICTWA
Poland
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€ 70 000,00
Address
Ul. Al Krakowska 110/114
02 256 Warszawa

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Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
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€ 0,00
SIEMENS ENERGY GLOBAL GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
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€ 220 000,00
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 30 000,00