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Qualification of innovative floating substructures for 10MW wind turbines and water depths greater than 50m.

Qualification of innovative floating substructures for 10MW wind turbines and water depths greater than 50m.

Objective

The focus of the project will be on floating wind turbines installed at water depths from 50m to about 200m. The consortium partners have chosen to focus on large wind turbines (in the region of 10MW), which are seen as the most effective way of reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). The objective of the proposed project is two-fold: 1. Optimize and qualify, to a TRL5 level, two (2) substructure concepts for 10MW turbines. The chosen concepts will be taken from an existing list of four (4) TRL>4 candidates currently supporting turbines in the region of 5MW. The selection of the two concepts will be made based on technical, economical, and industrial criteria. An existing reference 10MW wind turbine design will be used throughout the project. 2. More generally, develop a streamlined and KPI-based methodology for the design and qualification process, focusing on technical, economical, and industrial aspects. This methodology will be supported by existing numerical tools, and targeted development and experimental work. It is expected that resulting guidelines/recommended practices will facilitate innovation and competition in the industry, reduce risks, and indirectly this time, contribute to a lower LCOE. End users for the project deliverables will be developers, designers and manufacturers, but also decision makers who need to evaluate a concept based on given constraints. The proposed project is expected to have a broad impact since it is not led by single group of existing business partners, focusing on one concept only. On the contrary, it will involve a strong consortium reflecting the value chain for offshore wind turbines: researchers, designers, classification societies, manufacturers, utilities. This will ensure that the project's outcomes suit the concrete requirements imposed by end-users.

Coordinator

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Address

Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 529 594,14

Participants (13)

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 919 246,55

OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 416 549,28

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 423 621,23

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 539 511,57

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 315 135,35

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 745 938,39

IBERDROLA INGENIERIA Y CONSTRUCCION SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 399 002,94

DR TECHN OLAV OLSEN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 738 588,14

RAMBOLL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

GERMANISCHER LLOYD INDUSTRIAL SERVICES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 689,95

IDEOL

France

EU Contribution

€ 480 000

RAMBOLL IMS INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 512 257,05

NAUTILUS FLOATING SOLUTIONS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 28 702,91

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 640741

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 274 837,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 274 837,50

Coordinated by:

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway