Extending service life and reducing costs of wind off-shore structures.
Project MAREWIND: Materials solutions for cost reduction and extended service life on wind off-shore facilities.
MAREWIND addresses the main aspects related with materials durability and maintenance in offshore structures which consequently suppose failures, misfunctioning, loss of efficiency in energy generation and which have a major repercussion in O&M costs and capital costs.
With the combined forces of key-players in the current value chain of wind energy, MAREWIND cover a set of ambitious targets focused on: (1) enhancing corrosion protection systems and durability, (2) effective and durable antifouling solutions without using biocides, (3) erosion protection and mechanical reinforcement in wind blades, (4) predictive modelling and monitoring and (5) increasing recyclability. These objectives are developed considering three main pillars addressing all those aspects related with (a) scalable manufacturing technologies, (b) safer-by-design materials avoiding environmental concerns and (c) standardization aspects for effective European deployment of marketable and usable technologies.
Consortium Partners and core business are one of the strongest points of MAREWIND. The technological and scientific partners are experts on main areas of materials and technologies to be improved: coatings, concrete, composites, monitoring and predictive methods. The companies involved cover the whole value chain on offshore wind and validate prototypes, results and costs along the project under accelerated testing and real environment: industrial scale coatings, coated fastening elements, prototypes of wind blades, concrete prototypes, validation in maintenance, NAVAL as leading in
floating materials, and costs models for final validation of technologies.
Our main tasks
- Definition of requirements related with monitoring and predictive
- Modelling of GBS structure and influence of tested materials
- Predictive modelling of corrosion
- Economic validation: Life Cycle Costs Analysis and economic feasibility
ACCIONA | CETMA - CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI | EIRECOMPOSITES | ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE | ENEROCEAN | EWF - EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING | IDENER.AI | INEGI | INL - LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA | KOSHKIL | L'UREDERRA | NAVAL ENERGIES | PNO INNOVATION | RINA CONSULTING | TECNAN | TSF - NAVARRA DE TÉCNICAS DE SOLDADURA Y FIJACIÓN | TWI
Start date – finish date
12 / 2020 - 11 / 2024
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 952960