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new MAterials and REliability in offshore WINd Turbines technology

Objective

One of the strategic objectives of the industrial initiative of the SET Plan on wind energy is to reduce cost of energy by improving reliability of wind turbines and their components and optimizing operation and maintenance (O&M) strategies. Increasing reliability and optimizing O&M have a direct impact on the availability of wind turbines and thus reduce cost and increase energy output. This strategy considerably contributes to making wind energy fully competitive. This is particularly evident in the offshore sector, where O&M represents a high percentage of total costs.

MARE-WINT will contribute to the achievement of this goal by proving training in the context of doctoral programmes for 14 researchers in multi-disciplinary area of future generation of Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT) engineering focusing on issues having a major impact on the mechanical loading of OWT and which are still not sufficiently understood.

OWT is a complex energy conversion fluid flow machine which entails coupled hydro-aero-mechanical issues. To design, built and operate a reliable OWT knowledge from disciplines like mechanical engineering, material science, metrology, fluid mechanics, condition monitoring, and computer simulation need to be combined. It is the ambition of MARE-WINT network to bring together specific partners capabilities and know-how to realize tailored training trajectories, focusing on increased reliability OWT design.
Balanced industry-academia network consortium includes 6 Universities, 7 Research Institutes, 4 SME’s and 7 Large Industry Partners. The participation of 13 private sector Partners active in off-shore developments is essential to achieving the full impact of the project. Industrial partners are involved in hosting, training and defining the training needs of the researchers. Strong involvement of the industry will give PhD students the widest possible employment prospects. There are 4 “Industrial PhD” programmes identified within MARE-WINT

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Coordinator

INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
Address
Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 610 755,75
Administrative Contact
Wieslaw Ostachowicz (Prof.)

Participants (12)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 587 518,25
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karen Hyllested Thielsen (Mrs.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 251 487,06
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Eecen (Dr.)
CENTRUM TECHNIKI OKRETOWEJ SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 205 889,86
Address
Ul Szczecinska 65
80 392 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Bugalski (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 009,06
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cherie Judge (Ms.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 244 563
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Peeters (Dr.)
NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 244 563
Address
Chaussee De La Hulpe 187-189
1170 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles Hirsch (Prof.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 302 658,84
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chiraz Ennaceur (Dr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 296 410,62
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Torgeir Moan (Prof.)
WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 275 975,26
Address
Fiskhamnsgatan 1
211 18 Malmo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs (Prof.)
RELEX ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 709,96
Address
Via Val Seriana 4
00141 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Barbati (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 244 563
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 56 649,78
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joe Galloway (Mr.)