Wind energy is expected to provide the largest contribution to renewable energy targets for 2030. MAREWIND will provide advanced durable materials and recyclable solutions which reduce materials use contributing to climate goals and therefore to Low Carbon Focus Area of the work programme. Advanced materials and nanotechnologies developed will contribute in line with the Communication on Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation to maintain Europe in the lead position of this sector critical for the energy transition
MAREWIND addresses the main aspects related to materials durability and maintenance in offshore structures which consequently suppose failures, misfunctioning, loss of efficiency in energy generation and which have a major repercussion in O&M costs and capital costs.
Consortium Partners and core business are one of the strongest points of MAREWIND. Technological and scientific partners (LUREDERRA, TWI, CETMA, INEGI, IDENER and INL) are experts on main areas of materials and technologies to be improved: coatings, concrete, composites, monitoring and predictive methods, thus the initial TRL 4 is assured. Companies involved cover the whole value chain on offshore wind and therefore will validate prototypes, results and costs along with the project under accelerated testing and real environment. TECNALIA will produce at industrial scale coatings, TSF will produce coated fastening elements, EIRE will produce prototypes of wind blades, ACCIONA will produce concrete prototypes, KOSHKIL will provide validation in maintenance, NAVAL as leading in floating will validate materials and assess repercussions in designs and EDF as an operator of offshore renewables will provide data, real offshore locations for testing and costs models for final validation of technologies.
With the combined forces of key players in the current value chain of wind energy, MAREWIND covers a set of ambitious targets focused on:
- enhancing corrosion protection systems and durability
- effective and durable antifouling solutions without using biocides
- erosion protection and mechanical reinforcement in wind blades
- predictive modelling and monitoring and
- increasing recyclability.
These objectives will be developed considering three main pillars
- Scalable manufacturing technologies
- Safer-by-design materials avoiding environmental concerns
- Standardisation aspects for effective European deployment of marketable and usable technologies.
- Client European Commission
- Date 7 April, 2021
- Tags Energy, Environment, Expertise area, Funding type, Horizon 2020, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Raw Materials, Research area
- Programme H2020
- Call ID H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020
- Client European Commission
- Partners L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL, TWI LIMITED, CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI, INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL, IDENER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AGRUPACION DE INTERES ECONOMICO, LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA, TECNOLOGIA NAVARRA DE NANOPRODUCTOS SL, EIRECOMPOSITES TEORANTA, NAVARRA DE TÉCNICAS DE SOLDADURA Y FIJACIÓN S.L., ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA, NAVAL ENERGIES, ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, Koshkil Systems S.L., RINA CONSULTING SPA, PNO INNOVATION, EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING
- Project cost 7.953.783,75 €
- Start date 1st December, 2020
- End date 30th November, 2024