Related Projects

National or international R&D activites related to the project
  • ID-851207
  • H2020-LC-SC3-2019-RES
  • 2019-2022
  • P: CEIT, FMAKE, SINTEF
The design of a corrosion monitoring solution based on ultrasounds, developed in WATEREYE will serve as input, on which novel WFC strategies will be developed in WILLOW. CEIT has successfully coordinated the project and designed a low-cost, low power corrosion monitoring system (uniform corrosion) for offshore wind towers. FMAKE and SINTEF have participated, in corrosion prognosis at WT level and in WFC & O&M strategies respectively. The partners will use data they generated in WATEREYE as input and reference.
  • ID-851703
  • H2020 LC-SC3-RES-14-2019
  • 2019-2022
  • P: SINTEF

MooringSense developed an efficient risk-based integrity management strategy for mooring systems, based on an affordable and reliable on-line monitoring technology, with the purpose to reduce operational costs and increase efficiency of offshore WT. SINTEF has participated in MooringSense and will use their gained expertise to further develop it in WILLOW.

  • Interreg Atlantic Area (ERDF)
  • 2019-2022
  • P: ALERION, BEC
DURABLE delivered a drone inspection system to reduce inspection time and obtain a real-time 3D view of the wind turbine. ALERION participated in the adaptation of technologies for maintenance as well as in the demo cases, providing their UAVs for the case studies. BEC implemented the project’s Communication Strategy. DURABLE available results will serve as reference for WILLOW air inspection activities.
  • ID-952966
  • H2020 LC-NMBP-31-2020
  • 2021-2023
  • P: TSI
A Structure Health Monitoring (SHM) system for the inspection and maintenance of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, proven in operational environment was developed in FIBREGY by TSI. The results, experiences gained from FIBREGY will feed into the WILLOW project.
  • ID-851245
  • H2020 LC-SC3-RES-1-2019-2020
  • 2020-2022
  • P: BEC
INNTERESTING focused on innovative testing methods to accelerate wind energy technology development and extend the lifetime of future wind turbine components (2030-2050). BEC participated in INNTERESTING and will bring these findings to WILLOW as knowledge input.
  • Interreg
    2 Seas
  • 2020-2022
  • P: SIRRIS
  • ETF, Belgium
  • 2020-2024
  • P: SIRRIS
SOCORRO focused on Continuous Corrosion Monitoring using water quality parameters. MAXWind focusses on O&M and exploitation optimisation of Offshore Wind Farms subjected to Corrosion-Fatigue. SIRRIS developed uniform corrosion monitoring and offshore demonstration, based on developed algorithms and sensor systems. SIRRIS will build on their gained expertise of developing algorithms and AI in connection with sensor systems.
TotalControl proyect
  • ID-727680
  • H2020 LCE-07-2016-2017
  • 2018-2022
  • P: SINTEF
In the Total Control project, the LCOE reduction will be pursued by developing and validating advanced integrated WPP/WT control schemes, where all essential interactions between the WPP WT’s are accounted for including both production and load aspects.
  • Ref: 101070320
  • HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING
  • 2022-2025
  • P: ALERION
The main synergies with Willow are the usage of thermography and shearography images to identify sub-surface damages in the blades. AI/ML solutions will be developed by Alerion in ROMAIN to handle data fusion to extract damage patterns. ROMAIN will focus mainly on blades, but the outputs and evolution of the project will bring the opportunity to transfer the technology to the other wind turbine elements. ALERION is participating as AI/ML technology developer using thermography and shearography images, and those technologies will be extended in WILLOW to provide a more complete solution over the whole structure.

Conwind

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN)
  • 2020-2023
  • P: SINTEF
Develop scheduling and operation control algorithms for offshore wind farms that maximise or maintain power production, reduce turbine loads and comply with grid constraints. The CONWIND project will lay the ground for optimal wind farm control algorithms anticipating turbulent fluctuations in a stochastic, predictive manner. WILLOW partner SINTEF has participated in CONWIND and has been the main developer in such contributions.
  • Ref: 101083716
  • HORIZON-CL5-2021-D3-03
  • 2023-2026
  • P: CENER

The primary objective of the synergies between WILLOW and AIRE is to promote project awareness and broaden their audience. This collaborative effort can be achieved through several strategic approaches:

Website Linking: Cross-linking their official websites is essential. WILLOW should prominently feature information about AIRE, and vice versa. By doing so, visitors to one project’s website can discover the other project’s activities, enhancing mutual visibility.

Newsletter Collaboration: Both projects can actively contribute to each other’s newsletters. By sharing updates, achievements, and collaborative efforts, they can engage stakeholders effectively. Regular newsletters serve as a valuable channel for disseminating project-related content.

Social Media Support: Using social media platforms (such as Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) is crucial. WILLOW and AIRE can promote each other’s content, research findings, and success stories. Connecting with followers and encouraging discussions will enhance visibility and community engagement.

Regarding the technical synergies, AIRE and WILLOW projects share the aim of developing tools that will contribute to increase wind farm reliability and O&M costs reduction. In addition, AIRE´s open access knowledge hub will be available for tools and models validation.

In summary, by working together, WILLOW and AIRE can create a stronger and more interconnected European research landscape, advancing wind energy and benefiting citizens across the continent.

  • Ref: 101122329
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-04
  • 2023-2027
  • P:

ICONIC consortium aims to develop innovative digital and physical tools to achieve fundamental breakthroughs for the integrated control of wind farms, considering the whole physical system at farm, turbine, and component levels, in particular the complex aerodynamic interactions among turbines. The proposed integrated control solutions will be demonstrated by an extensive validation study via high-fidelity simulation models, experiments at a national-level wind tunnel, historical operational data, and real-world wind farm field tests.

  • Ref: 101122194
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-04
  • 2023-2027
  • P:

TWAIN is a 48-month Horizon Europe project led by 12 partners, dedicated to ensuring the reliable and cost-effective design and operation of wind power plants, with a specific emphasis on system stability, security, and environmental considerations. The project aligns with the European Union’s decarbonization goals, acknowledging the transformative influence of AI and digitalization as drivers of the energy transition and enabling the integration of wind farm control technology processes into the operation and design of future energy systems.

  • Ref: 101122256
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-04
  • 2023-2027
  • P:

 SUDOCO is a pioneering project funded by the EU and dedicated to revolutionizing the wind energy industry through the development of an open-source, data-driven «Control Room of the Future.» This innovative platform aims to achieve the optimal equilibrium between maximizing energy output and mitigating structural stress in wind farms, while enhancing overall wind farm performance, measured through a time-varying value function. By leveraging physics-based machine learning techniques, continuously refined with extensive experimental data and deep insights into underlying physics, SUDOCO ensures robust and cyber-secure solutions.

In addition, WILLOW partners have or are participating in the following EU and national projects related to the field covered in WILLOW:

EU-projects: ELBE EUROCLUSTER (BEC), DOCC OFF (BEC, SIRRIS), SMARTNET (SINTEF), NeSSIE(SIRRIS, BEC), FIBRESHIP (TSI), INCASS (TSI) 

National: Safelife ICON (24SEA, VUB), SmartGBF (24SEA), BOPTIC (24SEA, VUB), IOENERGY (BEC), GEOMEWINDT (ALERION), TESTOMAT (ALERION), MAINWIND & MAINWIND+ (CEIT), HarshMoP (CEIT), Vibmon ICON (FMAKE), MODA ICON (FMAKE), POM IWT (FMAKE), DGTwindPrediction SBO (FMAKE), CONWIND (SINTEF), MAXIWIND (SIRRIS, VUB), OCEANH2 (TSI).