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Analysis and Design of Wind Turbines (ADA)

Development of advanced codes for wind turbine calculation and application in stability analysis (AdaptFoil3D II)


The main objective is the development of an advanced modelling tool for wind turbines, combining and integrating validated hydro-aero-servo-elastic models with new aerodynamic models based on panel and vortex methods, in order to accurately represent rotor and wake. This will permit to obtain reliable simulations of any operating condition of the wind turbine. Furthermore, the scope of a methodology for wind turbine stability analysis will be extended for additional operating conditions. This stability analysis can be nourished with the results of the simulations with the new advanced tools. The developments focus on onshore and offshore wind turbines.

FLAGSHIP-FLoAtinG offSHore wInd oPtimization for commercialization

FLAGSHIP is a new Horizon 2020 project that aims to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) for floating offshore wind to the range 40-60 €/MWh by 2030. To validate and demonstrate it, FLAGSHIP project will develop and fabricate the first 10 MW Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) assembled on a floating semi-submersible concrete structure in the Norwegian North Sea.

ARCWIND – Adaptation and implementation of floating wind energy conversion technology for the atlantic region

This project contributes to the transition from fixed to floating wind platform systems for use in deeper water and more exposed sites in the Atlantic Area by: the assessment of wind energy potential with a regional atmospheric model and remote sensed data; the study of different types of floating high power wind turbines numerically and experimentally; case studies of farms will be considered for cost assessment, logistics and maintenance planning as well as risk assessment.

LUPDEFECT – Advanced methodology for damage tolerance assessment of defectology detected in composite materials

LUPDEFECT is a project funded by the Government of Navarra and coordinated by NORDEX Energy Spain, S.A. The project will last two years (2020-2022) and its objective is to investigate a new advanced methodology for the analysis, characterisation and effective treatment of lamination defects (Lay-UP DEFECT) in the manufacture of wind blades by infusion to guarantee their structural integrity and maximise their life.

FLOTATU – FLoating dOwnwind Two-blAded TUrbine control

FLOTATU is a two-year (2020-2022) project funded by the Government of Navarra and coordinated by the company 2-B Energy SL. The aim of the project is the research and design of control strategies specifically aimed at two-bladed downwind floating offshore wind turbines, which allow their safe and optimised operation to achieve a high level of competitiveness in the market.

Development of Pionnering Methods of Testing Wind Towers and Segmented Blades (NEVA)

The objective of the NEVA project is to develop pioneering methods for the testing of modular joints for segmented blades and new types of wind turbine towers.

Wind Turbines in Operation Autonomous Inspection (AEROS)

The objective of the project is to develop automatic and autonomous technologies to inspect wind turbines (mainly blades) based on remote piloted aircrafts (RPAs). The RPA will be a hexacopter or octocopter.


Closed Loop Wind Farm Control. The project brings up with new innovative ways of focusing the design and operation of wind farms, as it tries to put light into the wind farm closed-loop control paradigm, enhancing the understanding and modelling of the flow dynamics inside the wind farm, in order to simultaneously improve the efficiency and reliability and therefore reducing the cost of energy.

Project «New Wind Turbine Validation Strategies (NEVA)»

The overall objective of the project is the Development of New Wind Turbine Validation Strategies that allow minimizing the uncertainty of the new alternatives of blades and towers for wind turbines that will be developed in the short-medium term to provide solutions to the problems that the trends of the wind turbine entail. market.

New Drive Train and Advanced Control Solutions for Wind Turbines


The project proposes, researches into and evaluates innovative concepts for the design of the most critical subsystems for multi-megawatt wind turbines (10-20MW); namely: rotor, electromechanical conversion and support structure. The main objective is to reduce the cost of the energy produced.


Develop advanced aerodynamic calculation tools by means of validation with a series of different experiments both in tunnel and in field, which constitute the best of the state-of-the-art of the mentions made to date. Companies (Vestas, Suzlon) and technology centres participate in this international project.


The objectives of annex 30 of the IEA (Offshore Code Comparison Collaborative Continuation) are similar to those of annex 23 as it is a continuation of that project. Annex 30 especially aims to focus on the study of two types of offshore wind turbines: a jacket type fixed structure (Phase 1) and a semisubmersible type floating structure (Phase II).


AZIMUT (Offshore Wind Energy 2020) is a CENIT project of the CDTI, which focuses on the development of floating demonstration wind turbines for offshore sites in deep water.

IEA (International Energy Agency) MEXNEXT Phase I 

This is an international project on wind turbine blade aerodynamics, experimentation in wind tunnel of a complete wind turbine model and improvement of aerodynamic codes.


Annex 23 of the IEA, also called OC3 (Offshore Codes Comparison Collaborative) consists in comparing several offshore wind turbine simulations carried out by different institutions (companies, universities, research centres, etc.) with various simulation codes.


This project is a continuation of HIPERWIND Project, in which the main objective is to develop and validate large floating wind turbines (>10MW). Float Solutions Project focuses on specific activities that complements the root project, such as the design and manufacture of mooring lines, and also for the dynamic cable for energy evacuation.


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


The main aim of WETSITE project is to develope methodologies, tools and guidelines for the offshore wind use in deep waters in accordance with the available resource in Spanish waters.


Aimed at optimising the usefulness of wind power electricity production, by means of the virtual storage of power in large industrial cold store facilities.

Wind Resource Assessment and Prediction (EPR)


NEWA aims to integrate and coordinate national efforts around R&D initiatives towards the creation and publication of a New European Wind Atlas, thereby allowing for a more efficient use of financial resources and research capabilities.


The objective of the project is the research and development of an offshore wind generation system in deep water. CENER’s job is to assess the offshore resource using numerical resource assessment models at a regional scale and for the design of farms.

FP7-WAUDIT (2009-2013)

The objective of the WAUDIT project is to create a European network of young researchers in resource assessment techniques, with special emphasis on methodology standardisation. CENER coordinates this project and has included the work of three doctoral students.

FP7-SAFEWIND (2008-2012)

This project studies how to improve the wind production predictions in extreme conditions: Large wind fluctuations (ramps), high wind cut-offs, etc and the synergies between prediction and resource assessment are explored.


EERA-DTOC stands for the European Energy Research Alliance – Design Tool for Offshore Wind Farm Cluster.

EMERGE Project

The main objective is to generate knowledge and develop technology in order to extend and lead the construction of offshore wind farms in deep water.

Wind map of Tunisia

Project financed by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and the Government of Navarra in collaboration with the Government of Tunisia through the agency, Agence Nationale pour la Maîtrise de l´Energie (ANME).


The main objective of the project consists of developing and offering to the wind energy sector a CFD wind flow and wind farm model.

Analysis and Design of Wind Turbines (ADA)/ Wind Turbine Test Laboratory (LEA)


The UPWIND project is one of the reference projects of the VI Framework Programme of the European Union. It looked towards the design of large wind turbines for use in onshore and offshore conditions.

Wind Resource Assessment and Prediction (EPR)/ Analysis and Design of Wind Turbines (ADA)

EOLIA (2007-2010)

EOLIA (Technologies for Offshore Wind Farms in Deep Water) is a CENIT project of the CDTI, focused on new floating wind turbine concepts for offshore sites in deep water.

MINPRE: Development of a Smarte Engine of Wind Energy Forecasters

It is developed under the call Collaboration Challenges 2017 of the National Program for the research, development and innovation focused on the society challenges.

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