INNOVATIVE FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY

Proving cost effective technology for floating substructures for 10MW wind turbines at water depths greater than 50 m

  • Challenge
    Challenge

    Challenge

    There is a need for new innovative substructure concepts, including floating platforms, to reduce production, installation and O&M costs for water depths of more than 50m.

    OBJECTIVES:

    • Optimize and qualify to a Technology Readiness Level – TRL of 5, two innovative substructure designs for 10MW turbines

    • Develop a streamlined and KPI (key performance indicator) based methodology for the evaluation and qualification process of floating substructures

    FOCUS:

    – Floating wind turbines installed in water depths from 50m to 200m

    – Offshore wind farms of large wind turbines (10MW) – identified to be the most effective way of reducing cost of energy in short term

     

     

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  • Goals
    Goals

    Goals

    1. Substructure design for very large floating offshore wind turbines (10MW)
    2. Methodologies for design evaluation, including LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy)

    To realize these goals, we need:

    1. Multi-fidelity numerical tools in the context of qualifying and optimizing large substructures
    2. Experimental techniques specific to floating offshore wind turbines
    3. Concept industrialization, as an early focus in the design
    4. Uncertainty and risk assessment related to unprecedented large wind turbine substructures

    Outcome:

    –   Mature floating substructure design synchronized with the expected time-to-market of 10MW offshore wind turbine technology
    –   Increased scientific and industrial knowledge on numerical and experimental design methodologies and procedures, also enabling more streamlined, KPI based developments
    –   Ultimately, a considerable LCOE reduction for large floating offshore wind farms

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  • Approach

    Approach

     

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    Concepts

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Latest news

Phase one qualification performed

Phase 1 of the Lifes50+ project was completed during the evaluation workshop in Barcelona from 8-10 March 2017. The Phase 1 qualification (MS#4) presented the outcomes from the evaluation of the four innovative floating substructure concept designs.

Phase One – Evaluation of the concepts

A key objective of the LIFES50+ project is to optimize and qualify to a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5, two innovative floating substructure designs for 10MW turbines.

Partners

Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services GMBH (Germany)
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark)
Norsk Marinteknisk Forskningsinstitutt AS (Norway)
Ramboll Management Consulting GMBH (Germany)
Ideol (France)
Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (Spain)
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain)
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (United Kingdom)
Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Dr.techn.Olav Olsen AS (Norway)
University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Iberdrola I&C (Spain)

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Ingvil Snøfugl

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Jan Arthur Norbeck

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Petter Andreas Berthelsen

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