13-07-2017
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Since 2011 OWI-Lab has been conducting acceleration measurements on an offshore wind turbine with a monopile substructure at the Belwind wind farm. The main goal of this R&D measurement campaign was to validate the design with in-situ measurements on the operational wind turbine. In particular the resonance frequencies were of interest to the operator as these can shed light on the soil conditions at the site.

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13-07-2017
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How can a new sector take advantage of the knowledge and experience of traditional sectors? This is the starting point for a new project that wants to create investment opportunities in offshore, renewable energy by tackling the costs linked to corrosion.

Finding sustainable solutions for corrosion is one of the biggest challenges facing offshore installations. Corrosion has a significant impact on the structural...

29-03-2017
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Sirris uses its large climatic test chamber for research, test and validation projects of different electro-mechanical systems that need to work in harsh and extreme climatic environments. Next to testing under extremely low temperatures it is now possible to carry out tests in icy conditions, as ice build-up often forms a serious problem in cold climates. 

The facility was opened in 2012 and in the beginning it was...

29-03-2017
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The IEA Wind Task 19 expert group has recently published two cold climate wind energy reports, which are now available for free.

Wind energy in cold climates (encompassing both low temperatures and icing climates) is expanding rapidly with an amazing 12 GW/year rate, equivalent of 4,000 large 3 MW wind turbines. This large market has some special challenges, especially regarding atmospheric icing conditions leading to...