2017 – 2020 (extended until 2022)
General description of the project:
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.
Leading the actions related with integrated simulation and wind turbine controller development of floating offshore wind turbines (FOWT) in WP5. CENER is also giving support during wave tank testing of FOWT in WP6 by using its own technology called Software-in-the-Loop (SiL) to properly scale down the wind turbine loads in experiments. Additionally, CENER contributed in WP7 with the wind farm array design by estimating the wake effects on wind turbine energy production.
* ArcWIND – This project is co-financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme through the European Regional Development Fund.