The hybrid methodology is the result of developments in the INNTERESTING project, a collaborative R&D project in which IKERLAN, LAULAGUN, KU LEUVEN, MOVENTAS, SIEMENS, VITO, VTT and the Energy Cluster Association have participated.
The conference, organized by IKERLAN and the Energy Cluster Association (ACE) in collaboration with the partners of the INNTERESTING project, was held on September 28 at the Wind Energy Hamburg 2022 fair, in hall A2, in conference room A2. 1.
The hybrid methodology is the result of developments in the INNTERESTING project, a collaborative R&D project funded by the EU's Horizon Europe 2020 program, in which IKERLAN, LAULAGUN, KU LEUVEN, MOVENTAS, SIEMENS, VITO, VTT and the Energy Cluster Association have participated. During the conference, representatives of these companies presented their contributions to the result of the project and shared the latest knowledge and trends in the sector.
The workshop had a first block in which Mireia Olave (IKERLAN), as coordinator, gave an overview of the objectives and technical scope of the project based on an analysis of the future of wind energy in terms of tests and component sizes.
Aitor Zurutuza (LAULAGUN) showed the results obtained from the pitch bearing design concept for a 20 MW offshore wind turbine. The concept is based on a 3-row roller bearing (3RRB) and must meet the load, structural and environmental requirements defined for future larger wind turbines: high extreme and fatigue loads, bearing structural integrity and environmental conditions. extreme.
Helena Ronkainen (VTT) recounted the progress made together with MOVENTAS for a novel gearbox design concept for a 10 MW onshore wind turbine with a hub height of 119, a rotor diameter of 202 m and a torque density up to the level of 200Nm/kg.
Mireia Olave (IKERLAN) showed a novel reinforcement concept to extend the useful life of existing pitch bearings for a 3.4 MW wind turbine. In this case study, the pitch bearing is expected to fail early in its life (<10 years), for which a bearing repair and reinforcement solution will be required. Finally, Wai Chung Lam (VITO) presented the results of the environmental, social and economic evaluation of the three case studies presented above.
The event closed with some conclusions by the coordinator Mireia Olave, in which she highlighted the strong impact potential of INNTERESTING due to the future trend of wind energy in terms of sizes of wind turbines and components.