The European H2020-funded project LIFES50+ has been set to drive forward the development of innovative substructure technology for large (10MW) floating wind turbines.
The objective of the project has been to optimize and qualify floating substructure concepts for 10MW turbines to TRL 5 and develop a streamlined and KPI-based methodology for the design and qualification process, focusing on technical, economical, and industrial aspects. The project, involving 12 partners from eight countries and led by SINTEF Ocean, was kicked off June 2015 and is due to conclude in April 2019.
LIFES50+ is hosting this final event to present highlights and key findings from the research project. The half day programme includes a mixture of industrial and scientific presentations that will appeal to all audience, so please remember to add this event to your calendar.
WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2019, Bilbao Spain 03.04.2019
Dates: 3th April 2019
Venue: Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) – Bilbao
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|9.00-9.15||Introduction||Welcome and introduction to LIFES50+||Petter Andreas Berthelsen – SINTEF|
|9.15-9.35||Floating substructure design||OO-Star concrete semisubmersible||Dr.techn. Olav Olsen|
|9.35-9.55||Nautilus steel semisubmersible||Nautilus|
|9.55-10.15||Ideol concrete floater||Ideol|
|10.15-10.35||Industrialization of floating wind||Uncertainty and risk management||Ore Catapult|
|10.35-10.55||Fabrication, assembly and installation||Ramboll|
|11.10-11.25||Laboratory experiment and numerical analysis supporting design||Real-time hybrid model testing in Ocean basin||SINTEF|
|11.25-11.40||Hardware-in-the loop wind tunnel testing||Polimi|
|11.55-12.15||LCOE evaluation||Concept evaluation and expected LCOE for floating wind||IREC|
|12.15-12.30||Innovation and research needs||Future topics of applied FOWT research||USTUTT/DNV-GL|