NEW TECHNOLOGIES

One of the differential factors defining the SEAPOWER project is that it is the first large scale collaboration project in the offshore wind power sector among the major Basque engineering firms and the leading manufacturers of structures and components. This relationship will enable the former to incorporate improvements in their proposals, whilst the latter will have direct access to fundamentals of design that will facilitate the concept, development and validation of new (and improved) solutions for the sector.

Numerical and parameter modelling
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Numerical and parameter modelling of wind turbine-structure assembly to determine assembly loads and performance under different loads.

Anchoring systems
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Development of smart anchoring systems and clamping strategies specifically designed for offshore high-power wind turbines.

Innovative tower lifting system
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Design and development of an innovative rack & pinion lifting system specifically designed for offshore wind turbine towers, and the only feasible solution for floating wind turbines.

Optimised transition parts.
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New design of cost-optimised transition parts encompassing innovations in terms of electrical integration and installation processes.

Electrical evacuation
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Development of a planning tool for offshore wind farms. Fixed solutions. Optimisation of fixed structure designs with solutions based on an integrated approach.

XXL Towers
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Optimisation of design, manufacturing processes and logistics of large towers and monopole installations for high power systems.

Anti-impact and anti- biofouling coatings
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Research and development of new anti-impact and anti-biofouling coatings specially developed for offshore wind farms.

Electrical connection system
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Development of an electrical connection system providing significant cost savings in connection, preparation and testing of electrical evacuation cabling.

Fixed solutions
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Optimisation of fixed structure designs with solutions based on an integrated approach.

Digital twin
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Development of a digital twin for numerical model validation.

Floating substructures
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Optimisation of floating substructure manufacturing processes using integration strategies.