ARCWIND EAPA_344/2016



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Adaptation and implementation of floating wind energy conversion technology for the Atlantic region

Call 2016
Priority 2. Fostering resource efficiency
Objective 2.1. Fostering renewable energies and energy efficiency

Lead partner:

Instituto Superior Técnico
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ERDF funding 2.940.109,90 €
Total budget 3.920.146,54 €
Duration 2017-11-01 - 2020-10-31

Summary

The countries of the Atlantic Area have the world’s best offshore wind resource and there is huge opportunity to develop a viable industry supporting thousands of jobs, as well as helping to meet targets for green energy production.
The ARCWIND project contributes to the transition from fixed to floating wind platform systems for use in deeper water and more exposed sites in the Atlantic Area by the assessment of wind energy potential with a regional atmospheric model and remote sensed data, the study of different types of floating high power wind turbines numerically and experimentally. A multicriteria approach for selecting the locations of the wind energy farms will be developed and applied to the Atlantic region countries.
The project will also contribute to the feasibility and appropriateness of having different types of floating wind turbines installed in the various locations, considering the specific features of the sites and the main types of floating structures. High power turbine concepts and innovative control algorithms will be considered as case studies and then chosen for each country, in which a specific concept of platform will be studied numerically and experimentally. Also farms with these platforms will be considered for cost assessment, logistics and maintenance planning, as well as risk assessment.

Partner Location
1 Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa (PT)
2 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Madrid (ES)
3 Liverpool John Moores University Merseyside (UK)
4 University College Cork Southern and Eastern (IE)
5 Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables Navarra (ES)
6 Institut Français pour la Recherche et l’Exploitation de la MER Bretagne (FR)
7 Universidade da Coruña Galicia (ES)
8 ESTEYCO, SAP Madrid (ES)
9 SAITEC, S.A. País Vasco (ES)
10 Vicinay Marine Innovación País Vasco (ES)
11 France Energies Marines Bretagne (FR)
12 Mersey Maritime Merseyside (UK)
13 Agência Regional da Energia e Ambiente da Região Autónoma da Madeira Madeira (PT)
14 CENTRO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO EM ENERGIA REN - STATE GRID, S. A. Lisboa (PT)
15 European Marine Energy Centre Highlands and Islands (UK)
16 REN - Rede Eléctrica Nacional, S.A. Lisboa (PT)
17 ENONDAS, Energia das Ondas, S.A. Lisboa (PT)
18 EDA RENOVÁVEIS SA Açores (PT)
19 BLUWIND POWER Southern and Eastern (IE)
20 Trelleborg Offshore Lancashire (UK)
21 EFACEC Power Solutions Norte (PT)
22 EDP Inovação Lisboa (PT)
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