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Innovative Wind Conversion Systems (10-20MW) for Offshore Applications

Innovative Wind Conversion Systems (10-20MW) for Offshore Applications

Objective

The overall objectives of the INNWIND.EU project are the high performance innovative design of a beyond-state-of-the-art 10-20MW offshore wind turbine and hardware demonstrators of some of the critical components. These ambitious primary objectives lead to a set of secondary objectives, which are the specific innovations, new concepts, new technologies and proof of concepts at the sub system and turbine level.
The progress beyond the state of the art is envisaged as an integrated wind turbine concept with i) a light weight rotor having a combination of adaptive characteristics from passive built-in geometrical and structural couplings and active distributed smart sensing and control, ii) an innovative, low-weight, direct drive generator and iii) a standard mass-produced integrated tower and substructure that simplifies and unifies turbine structural dynamic characteristics at different water depths.
A lightweight smart blade design will be demonstrated on an appropriate scale relevant for rotor aeroelastics. The drive train innovations include a super conducting generator; pseudo magnetic drive train and a light weight re-design of the nacelle for reduced tower top mass. The superconducting generator technology and the pseudo magnetic drive technology will be demonstrated at relevant scales by participating industry.
The concepts are researched individually at the component level but also at the wind turbine system level in an integrated approach. Their benefits are quantified through suitable performance indicators and their market deployment opportunities are concretely established in two dedicated integrating work packages.
The consortium comprises of leading Industrial Partners and Research Establishments focused on longer term research and innovation of industrial relevance.
The project addresses the heart of the Long Term R&D Programme of the New Turbines and Components strand of the European Wind Initiative (EWI) established under SET-Plan, the Common European Policy for Energy Technologies.
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Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Address

Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 820 902,18

Administrative Contact

Karen Hyllested Thielsen (Mrs.)

Participants (29)

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AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 520 304,43

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 454 389,27

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 582 323,83

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 218 133,14

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 645 096,45

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 319 867,40

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 402 385,88

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 410 461,78

CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 699 600

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 350 636,10

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 217 635,91

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 243 957,60

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 563 880

STICHTING KENNISCENTRUM WINDTURBINE MATERIALEN EN CONSTRUCTIES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 302 598,96

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 527 325,25

FUNDACION CENER-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 690 695,89

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 259 518

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 381 426

RAMBOLL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 247 739

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 201 271,20

GERMANISCHER LLOYD INDUSTRIAL SERVICES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 229 526,08

GARRAD HASSAN & PARTNERS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 340 554,72

Magnomatics Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 710 804

Suzlon Energy GmbH

Germany

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 131 875

WindEurope

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 105 005,28

SE BLADES TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 46 086

ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY LLC

United States

RAMBOLL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 176 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308974

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 19 164 182,88

  • EU contribution

    € 13 799 999,35

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark