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Objective of the ODB Project

Owners of large wind farms, especially offshore, are becoming increasingly focused on technical risk management, component reliability and maintenance budgets. The project objective is to validate several (7) novel technologies with a potential to deliver a step change in the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) of Offshore Wind. The novel technologies focus on three areas of improvement; Aerodynamic enhancements, Blade erosion protection and Structural enhancements.

DemoWind2

DemoWind 2 is a European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) COFUND programme to fund collaborative, trans-national offshore wind technology demonstration projects. DemoWind 2 is an ERA-NET Cofund Action programme supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme – under the topic ‘Supporting Joint Actions on demonstration and validation of innovative energy solutions’.

National & Regional funding Organisations

Denmark

United Kingdom

Netherlands

Spain

Spain

See how the range of technologies we're investigating could improve blade performance and reduce costs

Work packages

WP01 – Project Management
Task 1.1 – Start-up of Project
Task 1.2 – Press Release
Task 1.3 – Project Management
Task 1.4 – Project Communication

WP02 – Technology Maturing
Task 2.1 – Low Drag Vortex Generator Design
Task 2.2 – Erosion Metallic Protective Insert: FEM Modeling & Blade Integration Analysis
Task 2.3 – FEM Structural Model: X-Stiffener (Cross Section Shear Distortion Stiffener)
Task 2.4 – Support for Maturing the X-Stiffener
Task 2.5 – Erosion Sensor: Modelling & Testing
Task 2.6 – Structural Sensor for CSSDS: Modelling & Testing
Task 2.7 – AHP Coating Solution: Modelling, Polymer Design and Properties Modulation
Task 2.8 – Process Design for Erosion Coating
Task 2.9 – Retrofitable Add-Ons: Modeling

WP03 – Validation Tests
Task 3.1 – Coating & Metallic Insert Small Scale Tests: Material & Subcomponent Tests.
Task 3.2 – Wind Tunnel Tests
Task 3.3 – Erosion Tests
Task 3.4 – Blade Shear Deformation Measurements
Task 3.5 – Planning and Construction of Test Rigs
Task 3.6 – Sub-Component Testing of the X-Stiffener

WP04 – Wind Turbine Integration
Task 4.1 – Manufacturing & Installation Instruction: Low Drag Vortex Generations
Task 4.2 – Manufacturing & Installation Instruction: Metallic Protective Insert Kit
Task 4.3 – Manufacturing & Installation Instruction: Shear Distortion Measurement
Task 4.4 – Manufacturing & Installation Instruction: X-Stiffener
Task 4.5 – Manufacturing & Installation Instruction: Erosion Sensor
Task 4.6 – Manufacturing & Installation Instruction: Structural Sensor for the X-Stiffener (CSSDS)
Task 4.7 – Manufacturing & Repair Instruction: Aerox Coating O&M Solution
Task 4.8 – Manufacturing & Work Instruction: Aerox Coating OEM Solution
Task 4.9 – Manufacturing & Installation Instruction: Aerodynamic Add-Ons for the Gamesa Turbine
Task 4.10 – Installation Procedure Definition & Review

WP05 – Installation, Service and Decommissioning
Task 5.1 – Product Installation: Low Drag Vortex Generators
Task 5.2 – Product Installation: Metallic Protective Insert Kit
Task 5.3 – Product Installation: X-Stiffener
Task 5.4 – Product Installation: Structural Sensor for the X-Stiffener (CSSDS)
Task 5.5 – Product Installation: Erosion Sensor
Task 5.6 – Application of Aerox Coatings
Task 5.7 – Support to On-Site Installation Activities
Task 5.8 – Installation of Aerodynamic Add-Ons at the Gamesa Turbine
Task 5.9 – Decommissioning of Systems

WP06 – Data Analysis
Task 6.1 – Power Curve Analysis
Task 6.2 – Blade Shear Distortion Data Analysis (Pre X-Stiffener Installation)
Task 6.3 – Blade Shear Distortion Data Analysis (Post X-Stiffener Installation)
Task 6.4 – Blade CSSDS Structural Sensor Data Analysis
Task 6.5 – Erosion Sensor Measurement Analysis
Task 6.6 – Coating Performance Analysis
Task 6.7 – Add-Ons Performance Analysis

WP07 – Dissemination and Exploitation
Task 7.1 – Kick-Off Seminar
Task 7.2 – Midterm Seminar and Report
Task 7.3 – Closing and Final Reporting to EUDP