Demonstration of two floating wind trubine systems fpr power generation in mediterranean deep waters


  • Proving the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of an EU technology floating system in deep waters
  • Bringing wind energy applications closer to market in diverse European deep offshore areas
  • Assessing the expected global generation cost per MWh in a 15-year perspective
  • Define and validate appropriate methods and processes for the construction, installation, operation and access of the floating system
  • Assess and validate its environmental impact
  • Validate performance and cost of operation and maintenance
  • Model a pathway for the reduction of energy cost from floating offshore WT system until cost values are comparable with fixed offshore wind structures and develop a roadmap
  • Ensure replicability in other deep offshore locations and transfer knowledge through benchmarking activities.

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January 2013 to December 2017

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funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Innovation
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Support in wind turbine controller design

Aero-servo-hydro-elastic simulation and loads analysis of the floating offshore wind turbine using reduced, state-of-the-art and high-fidelity methods

Validation of simulation tools with full-scale experimental data

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Po Wen Cheng

Prof. Dr.

Head of Wind Energy

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