source: SIRRIS

PROJECT

9 Basque companies have decided to join forces in the SEAPOWER project to co-ordinate and find synergies in the development of new offshore solutions. It is expected that the project will also contribute to improve the Basque industry positioning so that it not only works under external specification by third parties, but so that it can add more value through integrated designs of solutions that incorporate its own innovation.

WP1. Definition of reference study and design conditions

The purpose of the first work package is to define the fundamentals of design to be implemented in all work packages.)

The fundamentals of design to be defined will enable: (i) addressing the development of different subcomponents; (ii) validating the design; and (iii) implementing it in case studies.

FMECA Analysis result

Senner

Participants

  • DITREL
  • JASO
  • ERREKA
  • MUGAPE
  • HAIZEA WIND
  • NAVACEL
  • IDOM
  • NAUTILUS FS

RVCTI network agents

  • TECNALIA

WP2. XXL Towers: Innovative, integrated tower solutions for the next generation of wind turbines.

The aim of this work package is to develop innovative solutions in the design of towers required to support the next generation of 10 MW-plus wind turbines.)

It involves the preparation of an integrated design, including not only the tower structure but also auxiliary elements such as connecting, accessing and lifting systems, electrical devices and components to reduce degradation.

Although the basic design will be similar, structural design particularities will be different for fixed and floating wind turbines.

source: Haizea wind & Jaso

WP Leader

Haizea group

Participants

  • ERREKA
  • NAVACEL
  • IDOM
  • NAUTILUS FS
  • JASO
  • SENER
  • MUGAPE

RVCTI network agents

  • TECNALIA

WP3. Transition Parts (TP): Solutions to optimise the connection between tower - substructure

The aim is to design innovative, integrated solutions geared to meet the requirements of large wind turbines currently under development, which will connect big-diameter towers with large substructures.)

Solutions adapted to different types of substructures will be developed, with special attention to structural design and electrical connection systems.

source: NAVACEL

WP Leader

Haizea group

Participants

  • DITREL
  • JASO
  • ERREKA
  • MUGAPE
  • HAIZEA WIND
  • SENER
  • IDOM

RVCTI network agents

  • TECNALIA

WP4. Integrated floating solution for the next generation of 10 MW-plus wind turbines

The overall aim of floating structure design can be broken down into intermediate goals:

  • Generating advanced numerical simulation models for two purposes: defining design loads and validating the design under the conditions defined in WP1 (load cases defined in design conditions).
  • Developing advanced design tools.
  • Defining indicators to evaluate different types of concepts.
  • Scale validation of innovative design using the models and tools developed.
  • Developing digital twins based on numerical models and operating data collection.
Picture courtesy of Olivier Dugornay. Ifremer, Wave & Wind Basin (Brest)

WP Leader

Haizea group

Participants

  • DITREL
  • MUGAPE
  • ERREKA
  • NAVACEL
  • NAUTILUS FS

RVCTI network agents

  • TECNALIA
  • TEKNIKER

WP5. Fixed integrated jacket solution for the next generation of 10MW-plus wind turbines.

The aim is to design a jacket-type structure integrating main and auxiliary components from a life-cycle viewpoint, considering manufacturing and logistical constraints, adapting its design to new needs while working towards a global optimisation of the structure. The following tasks will be performed:

  • Generating advanced numerical models to facilitate the analysis and numerical simulation of the structure and its components, as well as their validation according to the conditions defined in WP1.
  • Development of innovative solutions together with the other Consortium participants, to enable global optimisation of the solution at structural, manufacturing and logistics levels.
  • Development of a scale model for data validation in hydraulic channel.
  • Developing a digital twin to enable the alignment of real operating data and numerical modelling data.
  • Development of a planning tool for offshore (fixed and floating) wind farms based on electrical evacuation analysis.
source: IDOM

WP Leader

Idom

Participants

  • ERREKA
  • MUGAPE
  • HAIZEA WIND
  • NAVACEL

RVCTI network agents

  • TECNALIA

WP6. Dissemination and exploitation of results.

This will contribute to place the Consortium participants as well as Basque companies at the technological and industrial forefront of the power sector, both in the Basque Country and internationally.

A plan to exploit the project results will be defined and launched. This plan will focus on technological development, as well as facilitating training for project partners and Basque supply chain participants in the offshore wind power sector.

A plan to exploit the project results will be defined and launched. This plan will focus on technological development, as well as facilitating training for project partners and Basque supply chain participants in the offshore wind power sector.

WP Leader

Sener

Participants

  • DITREL
  • JASO
  • ERREKA
  • MUGAPE
  • HAIZEA WIND
  • NAVACEL
  • IDOM
  • NAUTILUS FS

RVCTI network agents

  • TECNALIA