R&D Projects

FLOAT&M PROJECT

GOALS

01.

Modelling O&M costs, including their various descriptive criteria according to the different possible floating platform technologies and maintenance ranges, enabling enough flexibility to include new variants and new knowledge as they become available.

02.

Development of a drone system with a high autonomy level (smart navigation).

03.

Application of solutions for the digital transformation of the sector via innovative sensorisation technologies, smart software development, cyber-physical system creation based on digital twins and digital modelling of control-oriented systems.

04.

O&M modelling strategies for decision-making in prior project phases by means of DES techniques.

05.

Development of a comprehensive monitoring system in critical joint, preload, tower loads, loads on platforms and on anchoring systems.

06.

Development of new materials such as high-performance fibre-reinforced concrete or new types of steel for bolts and bearings for offshore wind turbines.

07.

Development of new anti-corrosion solutions.

08.

Incorporation of project improvements regarding O&M into the platform manufacturing process.

BUDGET

3.903.395,24€

PARTNERS

15 companies, four technology centres and one university join forces in the FLOAT&M project to develop a comprehensive O&M solution for floating wind turbines based on research contributions and specific developments in three areas:

// New O&M equipment such as drones, robots and connectors.
// Digital solutions.
// New anti-corrosion materials and solutions.