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High Power, high Reliability offshore wind technology

Objective

The aim of the HiPRwind project is to develop and test new solutions for very large offshore wind turbines at an industrial scale. The project addresses critical issues of offshore WT technology such as extreme reliability, remote maintenance and grid integration with particular emphasis on floating wind turbines, where weight and size limitations of onshore designs can be overcome.
HiPRWind will test a cost effective approach to floating offshore WTs at a 1:10 lower MW scale as a first of its kind worldwide. Innovative engineering methods, new rotor blade designs and built-in active control features will reduce the dynamic loads and thus weight and cost drastically compared to existing designs. It will overcome the gap in technology development between small scale tank testing and full scale offshore deployment. Thus HiPRwind will significantly reduce risk and cost of deep offshore technology commercialisation.
The HiPRwind project benefits from close cooperation with the Norwegian FlexWT consortium, who provides the offshore test area with a favourable permitting situation and suitable infrastructure.
In WP 1, a floating support structure and the moorings system will be designed and manufactured. WP 2 covers the operation of the research projects of the platform. Within WP 3 to 6, critical aspects of the floating wind turbine are investigated, such as the structure and its system dynamics, the controller, high reliability power electronics to be tested in the lab at a MultiWM scale, the condition and structural health monitoring systems and the rotor based on innovative blade designs and features. The results feed into WP 7 to identify and refine new concepts for very large offshore wind turbines.
The full impact of the project is ensured by a strong participation of leading industrial as well as R&D stakeholders from the offshore-maritime and the wind energy sector with a strong background in harsh environment industrial developments.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2010-1
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 294 727,26
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (21)

INGENIERIA Y DISEÑO EUROPEO S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 2 383 814,40
Address
Parque Científico Y Tecnológico Edificio Ides 2
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Santiago Lavandera (Mr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 666 786,34
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Muskulus (Prof.)
ACCIONA GENERACION RENOVABLE, S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 193 954,23
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 5
31192 Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raul Manzanas Ochagavia (Mr.)
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 388 497,56
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matthias Hofmann (Mr.)
TECHNIP FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 96 738,47
Address
Allee De L Arche 6 8 Zac Danton
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Cahay (Mr.)
OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 499,81
Address
Offshore House Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth Northumberland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lisa Dodds (Ms.)
ABB SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 686 950
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 6
5400 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Apeldoorn (Dr.)
WOLFEL ENGINEERING GMBH + CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 447 942,29
Address
Max Planck Strasse 15
97204 Hochberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Herbert Friedmann (Dr.)
Mammoet Europe BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 8 933,71
Address
Karel Doormanweg 47
3100 AN Schiedam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees Van Aarle (Mr.)
DR TECHN OLAV OLSEN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 509 481,25
Address
Vollsveien 17 A
1366 Lysaker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kolbjorn Hoyland (Mr.)
BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 83 639,83
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Guerrero (Dr.)
MICROMEGA DYNAMICS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 196 200,80
Address
Zi De Noville-les-bois, Rue Du Trou Du Sart 10
5380 Fernelmont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Loix (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 032,80
Address
Adolf Reichwein Strasse 2A
57076 Siegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heinz Ahlers (Mr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 740
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lucy Parker (Ms.)
1-TECH SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 356 157,06
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 23
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Erik Hanssen (Dr.)
ACCIONA WINDPOWER SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 109 946,08
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 5
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Miguel García Sayés (Mr.)
VICINAY CADENAS SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 567 485
Address
Particular De Sagarduy 5
48015 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Arechederra (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 391 150
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Luis Villate (Mr.)
INGETEAM SERVICE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 664 193,62
Address
Pg Pg. Indust. Campollano 1
02007 Albacete
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorge Ramon Magan Perales (Mr.)
A.L.E. HEAVYLIFT IBERICA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 555 159,60
Address
Polig Industrial Los Frailes Navec 101-106
28814 Daganzo De Arriba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hugo Ruiz Pos (Mr.)
QI ENERGY ASSESSMENT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 591,24
Address
C/santa Engracia 120/1/1B
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Medina (Mr.)