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Integrated Implementation of Industrial Innovations for Offshore Wind Cost Reduction

Objective

Led by market leader Siemens Gamesa, drawing on best-in-class partners covering the full value chain of offshore wind energy, i4Offshore will demonstrate the break-down of cost-barriers of large-scale offshore developments. At a commercial, challenging, farshore, deepwater Vattenfall site, a highly innovative offshore system solution featuring a Siemens Gamesa next-generation direct drive wind turbine, a hybrid-material gravity jacket foundation that is optimised for low cost manufacturing, and new very-low-cost array cable-in-pipe solution will be installed and operated as a full size demonstrator during the project. The project is much more than a technology demonstration. i4Offshore combines the technological advances with deep but targeted study of holistic concepts for leaner manufacturing, onshore and offshore transport of components for full scale operation, innovative strategies for operation and maintenance as well as for offshore logistics and installation. The mitigation of bottlenecks in the value chain will be given special attention. Reduction of cost is the paramount concern across all stages of the offshore wind manufacturing, construction, installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning process, whilst safeguarding the highest standards of health, safety and ennvironment. Enabled by the innovative concepts for manufacturing, logistics, installation, and O&M, validated data from the installed and operated wind turbine system will validate the commercial viability of implementing GW-sized offfshore wind farm consisting of the i4Offshore field-proven solution. The new offshore solution will consist of new, modularized components which allow leaner, faster, more reliable and much more cost-efficient logistics in the transportation, handling, installation and O&M phases of future commercial project development. i4Offshore will deliver innovative, reliable and robust solutions to reducing LCoE to 80€/MWh at highly challenging sites before 2025.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS
Address
Borupvej 16
7330 Brande
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 5 238 086

Participants (14)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 889 863,75
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NKT GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 708 982,75
Address
Dusseldorfer Str. 400
51061 Cologne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DR TECHN OLAV OLSEN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 142 536,25
Address
Vollsveien 17 A
1366 Lysaker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SALZGITTER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 515 122,99
Address
Eisenhüttenstraße 99
38239 Salzgitter
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLADT INDUSTRIES AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 891 048,60
Address
Norredybet 1
9220 Aalborg Ost
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WINDAR RENOVABLES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 434 775,30
Address
Avda Conde De Guadalhorce 57-59
33400 Aviles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSAL FOUNDATION AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 2 127 042,75
Address
Strevelinsvej 28
7000 Fredericia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUREAU VERITAS MARINE & OFFSHORE REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET DE PLATEFORMES OFFSHORE
France
EU contribution
€ 402 962
Address
8 Cours Du Triangle
92800 Puteaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PER AARSLEFF AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 559 868,80
Address
Hasselager Alle 5
8260 Viby J
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAERSK BROKER KS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 305 512,82
Address
Midtermolen 1
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 779 840
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 304 545
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUGRO DANMARK AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 300 590,50
Address
Overgade 21
7400 Herning
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRED. OLSEN OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 277 138,75
Address
Fred.olsensgt. 2
0152 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)