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On-line Intelligent Diagnostics and Predictive Maintenance Sensor System Integrated within the Wind Turbine Bus-Bar structure to aid Dynamic Maintenance Scheduling

Objective

Renewable energy (RE) sources have gained a great importance due to their inexhaustibility, sustainability, ecological awareness and supply of energy security. Among all RE sources, wind energy is currently viewed as one of the most significant fastest growing (at an average annual growth rate of more that 26% since 1990), commonly used and commercially attractive source to generate electrical energy.

The vision of the wind industry in Europe is to increase wind’s fraction of electrical energy mix to more than 20% within the next 2 decades. To implement this, an average 10-15GW of additional capacity must be manufactured, delivered and implemented every year in Europe. In order to achieve this, further improvements in wind turbine technology are still needed. Wind turbines are not new concepts but still face challenges as a stable and reliable source of energy – issues with efficiency, operations, maintenance and its general costs.

There is a need to reduce the rate of electrical system faults and the corresponding downtime per fault which will contribute significantly to the overall reduction of the operational and maintenance cost associated with current and future wind turbines. This project aims to develop an advanced diagnostics and predictive maintenance intelligent sensor system network for Wind Turbine (with particular focus on faults, failures and breakdowns relating to the electrical system of the wind turbine).

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

H V WOODING LIMITED
Address
Range Road Industrial Estate, Range Road
CT21 6HG Hythe
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Clive Allen (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 489 714

Participants (8)

SENSEOR SAS

Participation ended

France
Address
505 Route Des Lucioles Le Navigator Bat B Parc Du Font De L Orme Lot 3
06560 Valbonne

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Guerrero (Mrs.)
INAEL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 228 804
Address
Calle Jarama 1 Poligono Industrial
45007 Toledo

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Fernandez Hevia (Dr.)
MIKROSAY YAZILIM VE ELEKTRONIK ENERJI SANAYI TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 186 277
Address
Serifali Mah. Alptekin Cad. No.73 K.2
34846 Umraniye Istanbul

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hasan Terzioglu (Mr.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Tattersall (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabel Villarig (Mrs.)
NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO
Croatia
Address
Jackovinsli Klanec 17
10000 Zagreb

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jasmina Petrinovic (Mrs.)
ELEKTRIK DAGITIM HIZMETLERI DERNEGI(ELDER)
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 5 950
Address
Mustafa Kemal Mah. Dumlupinar Bulvari, No: 266 A B
06520 Cankaya

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ugur Yuksel (Mr.)
VENTECH SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 155 255
Address
Mafeking Avenue 59
TW8 0NL Brentford Middlesex

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Duncan Shepherd (Dr.)