COREWIND

COst REduction and increase performance of floating WIND technology.

The COREWIND project aims to achieve significant cost reductions and enhance performance of floating wind technology through the research and optimization of mooring and anchoring systems and dynamic cables. These enhancements arisen within the project will be validated by means of simulations and experimental testing both in the wave basin tanks and the wind tunnel by taking as reference two concrete-based floater concepts (semi-submersible and spar) supporting large wind turbines (15 MW), installed at water depths greater than 40 m and 90 m for the semi-submersible and spar concept, respectively. Special focus is given to develop and validate innovative solutions to improve installation techniques and operation and maintenance (O&M) activities. They will prove the benefits of concrete structures to substantially reduce the LCOE by at least15% compared to the baseline case of bottom-fixed offshore wind, both in terms of CAPEX and OPEX.

Duration:
September 2019 to Febuary 2023

Project coordination:
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Finance:
funded by the European Commission within the Horizon2020 programm
with 5 Mio€

 

 

Content at SWE

  • Innovative experimental testing procedures.
  • Mooring dynamics experimental analysis .
  • Dynamic cable experimental analysis .
  • Best practices for experimental modeling of mooring and cable dynamics for floating offshore wind.

Further information about the group

  • Definition of a design basis for the floating substructures concepts.
  • Upscaling floating substructure concept designs for a 15 MW wind turbine.
  • Development of integrated mooring and dynamic cable calculation models for accurate and efficient design.
  • Development of design based on fully coupled floater-mooring-dynamic cable simulations in FEM.

Further information about the group

Contact at SWE

Mohammad Youssef Mahfouz
M. Sc.

Mohammad Youssef Mahfouz

Research Associate

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