R&D Projects

THE LEAF PROJECT

GOALS

The LEAF project (Liderazgo Español para al Avance de la eólica Flotante), Spanish Leadership for the Progress of Floating Wind Energy), led by Esteyco, has been funded by the Spanish Centre for Industrial Technological Development, CDTI, within the framework of the MISIONES. This program is cofounded by the European Union through FEDER Funds. Furthermore, Esteyco will rely on the valuable collaboration of CENER and PLOCAN.

The main goal of the project is to gather the Consortium’s knowledge in order to reduce costs of electric generation by proposing innovative solutions to the different problems existing today in the floating wind energy, mainly in deep waters. Its final objective is to reduce wind energy costs and make it affordable to society in general.

The companies responsible for these designs, have decided to join forces to jointly solve a series of cross-cutting technological challenges for all the designs. The scope of these needs are as follows:

01.

Integrated numerical models for design.

02.

High fidelity hydrodynamic models based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

03.

Control strategies for floating turbines and their mutual influence on the design of floating platforms.

04.

Mooring systems.

BUDGET

2.713.182€

PARTNERS

The Consortium is composed by the most important Spanish floating platform designers today including Esteyco, Saitec, Enerocean, X1-Wind, Nautilus Floating Solutions and Coremarine.