CENER participates in the INNPACTO-EMERGE project: Research and development of an offshore wind power generation system for deep water
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.
The Project has a budget of EUR 3,910,275.80 and has been partially funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and co-funded with FEDER´s funds within the INNPACTO 2010 program.
Two companies and four research foundations are also involved in the Project, forming a consortium of six partners: IBERDROLA RENOVABLES (coordinator), ALSTOM, Instituto de Investigación de Energía de Cataluña (IREC), Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria (IHC) and ROBOTIKER-TECNALIA.
CENER activities are focused on the experimental and numerical characterization of wind conditions for wind resource assessment and wind farm design. To this end, mesoscale meteorological and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models will be validated in offshore conditions. Besides, a design tool will be developed for the optimization of the wind farm layout in deep water.