CENER takes part in the project INNPACTO-NANOMICRO: “Nanomicrocements and its application in concrete towers for wind turbines”
The overall objective of this project is to develop, through the use of nanotechnology, a new generation of advanced cement of less than a micron (400?1000nm) particle size, capable of conferring excellent durability and mechanical resistance in both onshore and offshore environments of extreme weather conditions.
Nanomicro technology pretends to open a new era in the manufacture of cements. In particular, this new generation of cements with exceptional mechanical properties will have application in offshore wind turbine floating platforms. This use of cements in these marine structures is today unthinkable with the current concrete technology.
Through the participation in the project, CENER aims to achieve the following objectives:
- Acquire knowledge in the design of concrete for highly dynamic operational structures.
- Developing a map of possible applications for concrete.
Specific technical objectives:
- Developing methodology for testing fatigue in concrete.
- Developing virtual models for the evaluation of materials.
- Development of methodologies to optimize the design of floating offshore platforms.
The project involves several companies and technology centres, creating a consortium with complementary capabilities that promotes the development of the proposed technological challenges: Cementos Portland Valderrivas, S.A., FCC Construcción, S.A.; Norten Prefabricados de Hormigón, S.L.; Gamesa Innovation and Technology, S.L. ; Fundación Investigación y Desarrollo en Nanotecnología, and CENER itself.
The project has been funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Fundable budget amounts to 3.697.184,82€.