New generation of offshore turbine blades with intelligent architectures of hybrid, nano-enabled multimaterials via advanced manufacturing
Carbo4Power will develop a new generation of materials for offshore wind and tidal turbine rotor blades that will increase their operational performance, reduce the cost of energy production and their environmental impact. The innovative concept is based on nano-engineered hybrid materials and on innovative processes. The 1st one is to automate the preforming process and the 2nd one is a liquid one shot process to manufacture a complete blade.
This project is part of the implementation context of large-scale and more efficient offshore grid to help reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the offshore wind energy capacity. This requires increasing reliability of the turbines, reducing the labour costs and the unnecessary maintenance and eliminating the unexpected failures.
|This project has received funding from
European Union’s Horizon 2020 research
and innovation programme under grant
agreement N° 953192.
- The project should allow the design of lighter and more resistant turbine blades which manufacture will be facilitated by advanced processes.
- The design, based on a modular concept, will reduce the production cost and enable recyclability/reuse.
- The integration of an in-situ sensor system will ensure the proper functioning and integrity of structures in real time, which will allow maintenance operations to be adapted.
- Innovation processes
- Composite processes
Coordinator : NTUA (EL)
Industrials : AiDEAS (EE), BIONIC SURFACE TECHN. (AT), BIOG3D (EL),
CNAT (UK), HAYDALE COMPOSITE SOLUTIONS LIMITED (UK), IRES (BE),
SABELLA (FR), SENSE IN (FR)
Academics : UNIV BIRMINGHAM (UK), UNIV STRATHCLYDE (UK)
RTO : AIMEN (ES), CIDETEC (ES), FRAUNHOFER IFAM (DE), INEGI (PT),
IRT JULES VERNE (FR), ITA INNOVA (ES), ORE CATAPULT (UK)