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COst REduction and increase performance of floating WIND technology

Project description

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Floating wind energy systems gain ground

Wind power capacity installations continue to grow rapidly. It is clearly seen since wind overtook coal as the second power generation capacity in Europe in 2016. Additionally, EU plans for energy decarbonisation have set a path that is especially relevant for offshore wind. Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) presents a large potential, due to the amount of wind resource existing in deep waters (<60m); which is not exploited yet since traditional bottom-fixed offshore wind is not economically attractive for such locations, and floating technology is still in development and demonstration phase. COREWIND is setting the path to reverse this. The research team is developing two concrete-based floater concepts that include the required anchoring systems and cabling to enable the electricity to be delivered to the grid; aiming at making FOWT cost-competitive.

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Address

C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 535 312,50

Participants (13)

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 719 375

INNOSEA

France

EU Contribution

€ 451 250

JDR CABLE SYSTEMS LTD.

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 238 975

RAMBOLL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 533 937,50

RAMBOLL GMBH

Germany

FUNDACION INSTITUTO DE HIDRAULICA AMBIENTAL DE CANTABRIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 473 437,50

UL INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 314 687,50

WindEurope

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 180 758,75

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 375

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 291 625

EQUINOR ASA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 239 312,50

COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS S.A

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 380 000

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 472 812,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 815083

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    28 February 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 031 858,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 031 858,75

Coordinated by:

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Spain