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Demonstration of more reliable innovative designs on a 2MW Wind turbine

Objective

The objective of the WINDTRUST project is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of innovative and more reliable solutions for multi MW wind turbines in order to improve the competitiveness of wind energy technologies. The selected components of the wind turbine are the rotor (specifically the blade), power electronics (specifically the converter) and Control and communication system (specifically the controller system).



The project will demonstrate the reliability of the proposed solution on an onshore 2MW prototype turbine and will also extrapolate conclusion to larger wind turbine and off-shore locations.



To reach such objectives, the project will join a 9 partnership European consortium, led by key industrial stakeholders of the wind turbine industry, GAMESA, LM and SEMIKRON, in cooperation with a group of R&D centres and SMEs with complementary skills and expertise to support design, testing and dissemination activities. The project partners are strongly committed to work together and to include all the necessary resources to deal with the scheduled project work plan.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-2
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucia Paris (Ms.)

Participants (8)

LM WIND POWER AS
Denmark
Address
Jupitervej 6
6000 Kolding
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joergen Kjaersgaard (Mr.)
SEMIKRON ELEKTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Sigmundstrasse 200
90431 Nurnberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Grasshoff (Mr.)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Arbizu (Mrs.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karen Hyllested Thielsen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
William Leithead (Prof.)
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Dimou (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Mrs.)
GREENOVATE ! EUROPE
Belgium
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Katharina Krell (Mrs.)