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Reliability focused research on optimizing Wind Energy systems design, operation and maintenance: Tools, proof of concepts, guidelines & methodologies for a new generation

Reliability focused research on optimizing Wind Energy systems design, operation and maintenance: Tools, proof of concepts, guidelines & methodologies for a new generation

Objective

The EU Council of Ministers held 8 & 9th march 2007 examined theses issues and agreed: “Renewable energy will cover at least 20 % of the EU’s energy demand by 2020”, amongst others. Wind power can make the most important contribution to these targets, if sufficient emphasis is established on technological R&D and market development. Because of the current European scenario and its forecasted evolution towards 2020, offshore wind energy is called to play a key role. Offshore maintenance costs in the current situation are still too high, requiring higher feed-in tariffs for the private investor´s business case to reach the minimum profitability. This project aims is to offset this paradigm, allowing offshore wind power to be deployed in the same way onshore has. RELIAWIND consortium, for the first time in the European Wind Energy Sector, and based on successful experiences from other sectors (e.g. aeronautics) will jointly & scientifically study the impact of reliability, changing the paradigm of how Wind Turbines are designed, operated and maintained. This will lead to a new generation of offshore (and onshore) Wind energy Systems that will hit the market in 2015. The objectives of this research project are: • To identify Critical Failures and Components (WP-1: Field Reliability Analysis) • To understand Failures and Their Mechanisms (WP-2: Design for Reliability) • To define the Logical Architecture of an advanced WTG Health Monitoring System (WP-3: Algorithms) • To demonstrate the Principles of the Project Findings (WP-4: Applications) • To train internal and external partners and other Wind Energy sector stakeholders (WP-5: Training) • To disseminate the achieved new knowledge through Conferences, Workshops, Web Site and Media (WP-6: Dissemination)
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Coordinator

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.

Address

Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 045 754,63

Administrative Contact

Juan Bueno Gayo (Mr.)

Participants (10)

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ALSTOM WIND S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 611 721,20

LM WIND POWER AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 309 300,53

HANSEN TRANSMISSIONS INTERNATIONAL N.V .

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 193 125

ABB OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 106 105,90

SKF (U.K) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 82 006,75

GARRAD HASSAN & PARTNERS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 463 926,15

RELEX SOFTWARE CONTINENTAL EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 281 730,82

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 855 760

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 865 510

RELEX ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 365 826,02

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212966

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    15 March 2008

  • End date

    14 March 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 662 809,92

  • EU contribution

    € 5 180 767

Coordinated by:

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.

Spain

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