We are pleased to announce that our application was successful and got approved by @EUDP for a 2-year project, marking a meaningful step forward in our commitment to optimizing the performance and reliability of wind turbine blades.
The CORTIR phase III project has a prominent consortium of 22 partners headed by Bladena. The core partners of the project besides Bladena are DTU Construct; Aalborg University Institut for Byggeri, By og Miljø; and Global Wind Service, in addition we have a WTO steering group consisting of RWE, Engie, and Shell Global Solutions International. Besides the above already mentioned, 14 other owner/operators (TOWII, Statkraft, Northland Power, Scottish Power, SR Energy, EDF Renewables North America, WindMW, Arise, Equinor, Galp Energia, Skellefteå Kraft, SSE, ENEL and Sahara Wind), 1 OEM (Nordex), 1 insurance company (CODAN), and 1 independent consultancy (TÜV SÜD Denmark) will be in the consortium.
The primary focus of the project is minimizing Operational Expenditure (OPEX) of wind turbine blades and maximizing the Annual Energy Production (AEP) of wind turbines, using a risk-based approach. The project will have 4 main topics:
We believe that, with this project we can take an important step towards more reliable wind turbine blades with extended lifetime, keeping the turbines in operation longer without having to perform costly repairs or in some cases even blade replacement.
The whole consortium is excited to begin this project in 2024, as quoted from Tobias Söderlund from Skellefteå Kraft, one of the partners of the project: “It came as great news to us that the CORTIR phase III project has been approved. This strategic collaboration, led by Bladena and supported by a distinguished consortium, underscores our collective commitment to advancing wind turbine blade reliability. Looking forward to a successful project that sets new standards in operational efficiency and blade reliability.” Another project participant, Francisco Garcia from ENEL also added: “We are delighted by the approval of the CORTIR phase III project. Led by Bladena and supported by a distinguished consortium, this strategic collaboration reinforces our shared dedication to advancing wind turbine blade reliability. Anticipating a successful project that will establish new benchmarks in operational efficiency and blade reliability, we look forward to the impactful outcomes ahead."
The consortium would like to acknowledge the EUDP (Danish Energy Development and Demonstration Program) for financial support under the grant number: 640232-511715.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please feel free to reach out to the project manager, Find Mølholt Jensen at email@example.com.