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Integrated Wind Turbine Design

Objective

UpWind looks towards wind power tomorrow; towards the design of turbines (8-10MW) standing in huge on- and offshore wind farms. The challenges inherent in the creation of such power stations necessitate the highest standards in design; complete understandi ng of external design conditions; the design of materials with extreme strength to mass ratios and advanced control and measuring systems all geared towards the highest degree of reliability and critically, reduced overall turbine mass. Wind turbines grea ter than 5MW and wind farms of hundreds of MW necessitate the re-evaluation the wind turbine itself, for its re-conception to cope with future challenges. UpWind will develop the accurate, verified tools and component concepts the industry needs to design and manufacture this new breed of turbine. UpWind will focus on design tools for the all turbine components and will address the aerodynamic, aero-elastic, structural and material design of rotors. Critical analysis of drive train components will be carri ed out in the search for breakthrough solutions. UpWind will help European Wind Energy companies maintaining their favourable position in the global market, realising EU renewable electricity targets for 2010, and to attain the main objective of the Lisbon Agenda. UpWind brings together the most advanced European specialists and experience. The technical and scientific components of the programme have been integrated through a visionary organisational structure, which will ensure that scientific research an swers industry needs. This has been achieved by organising the project in such a way that the (industrial) integration work packages will guide the scientific work to a great extent . The findings of the project will be disseminated through workshops and t hrough a website to the widest possible audience by EWEA which represents 220 companies from over 40 countries, including 98% of manufacturing industry, organisations and research institutes.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-ENERGY-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1
Kongens Lyngby
Denmark

Participants (45)

FORSKNINGSCENTER RISØ
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
P.O. Box 159 Aalborg
ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 1
PO Box 1 Petten
STICHTING KENNISCENTRUM WINDTURBINE MATERIALEN EN CONSTRUCTIES
Netherlands
Address
Kluisgat 5
Postbus 43 Wieringerwerf
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
PB 5 Delft
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Greece
Address
Marathonos Avenue 19Th Km
Pikermi/athens
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9
Athina
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
University Campus - Panepistimioupolis - Rion
Patras
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart
DONG ENERGY POWERS A/S
Denmark
Address
Kraftsværksvej 53
Frederica
GARRAD HASSAN & PARTNERS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
St. Vincent's Works - Silverthorne Lane
Bristol
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
LM GLASFIBER A/S
Denmark
Address
Rolles Moellevej 1
Lunderskov
GERMANISCHER LLOYD WINDENERGIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Steinhoeft 9
Hamburg
RAMBOLL DANMARK A/S
Denmark
Address
Bredevej 2
Virum
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
Espoo
SAMTECH SA
Belgium
Address
Parc Scientifique Du Sart-tilman, Rue Des Chasseurs Ardennais 8
Angleur
SHELL WINDENERGY B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Badhuisweg 3
Amsterdam
REPOWER SYSTEMS AG
Germany
Address
Hollesenstrasse 15
Rendsburg
DET NORSKE VERITAS, DANMARK A/S
Denmark
Address
Tuborg Parkvej 8, 3Rd Floor
Hellerup
BOSCH REXROTH AG
Germany
Address
Mannesmannstrasse
Witten
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh
INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Swietokrzyska 21
Warsaw
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
University Campus, Porsoen
Lulea
COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS
United Kingdom
Address
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton - Didcot
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Pleinlaan 2
Bruxelles
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
85 Buckingham Gate, 2Nd Floor
London
VESTAS ASIA PACIFIC A/S
Denmark
Address
Alsvej 21
Randers
SMART FIBRES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Centennial Court, Easthampstead Road
Bracknell
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
Address
The Crescent 43
Salford
EUROPEAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
Address
Rue D'arlon, 80
Bruxelles
ALSTOM WIND, S.L.U.
Spain
Address
Roc Boronat 78
Barcelona
FUNDACION CENER-CIEMAT
Spain
Address
Calle Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
Sarriguren
FIBERBLADE S.A.
Spain
Address
Plaza Europa S/n, Edificio Ezpondoa Portal 15
Imarcoain
GE GLOBAL RESEARCH, ZWEIGNIEDERLASSUNG DER GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Germany
Address
Freisinger Landstrasse 50
Garching
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC V.V.I. (IT ASCR V.V.I.)
Czechia
Address
Dolejskova 5
Prague
V.N. BAKUL INSTITUTE FOR SUPERHARD MATERIALS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Ukraine
Address
2, Avtozavodskaya Str.
Kiev
THAPAR UNIVERSITY
India
Address

Patiala
CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY
China
Address
Xueyuan Road D11
Beijing
GERMANISCHER LLOYD INDUSTRIAL SERVICES GMBH
Germany
Address
Steinhoeft 9
Hamburg
GAMESA INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9
Sarriguren
VATTENFALL VINDKRAFT A/S
Denmark
Address
Exnersgade 2
Esbjerg
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
Swindon
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Edificio 700
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