WINDS-STORE – DEVELOPMENT OF A WIND POWER GENERATION SYSTEM WITH STORAGE CAPACITY FOR APPLICATION IN OFFSHORE INFRASTRUCTURE

Winds Store

The main objective of the project is to develop an integrated offshore wind power generation system. The added value resides in the use of a special concrete, as well as the energy accumulator.

Both the infrastructure, a maritime concrete base, and the tank will be designed for manufacture with ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC); these types of platforms are currently constructed from steel, with the consequent durability issues caused by chloride corrosion in marine environments.

Furthermore, wind turbine-infrastructure integration will be a key aspect to ensure the success of the proposed system. In addition, the project proposes an innovative methodology for carrying out the seabed analysis, as a first step towards selecting the location of the proposed system and ensuring its proper functioning.

The activities to be carried out are as follows:

  1. New methodologies for the seabed survey: approach, development and assessment of the seabed through a combination of the geophysical techniques ERT and GPR .
  2. Design of marine concrete infrastructure for wind turbine foundations: assessment of the possibility of a floating platform or gravity based foundations; taking into account the integration with the storage tank and its regulation system in the design and calculation of the structure.
  3. Design and integration of the storage tank in the concrete infrastructure: setting out the bases for the calculation and modelling of the UHPC storage tank, sectional stress and justification of reinforcement needs and the definitions of the sections used.
  4. Wind turbine-platform integration and operation of the overall system: establishing the bases for the design, taking into account applicable regulations, integration and different structural calculations and efforts.
  5. Port-Marine analysis: valuation of the multiple options for the installation of the wind turbine-platform ensemble in the port-marine space.

The project is headed up by Rover Maritime, with the participation of other entities from the Valencian Community.

CLIENT / FUNDING ENTITY: Valencian Innovation Agency, Strategic Projects Programme

DATE: July 2019 - December 2020

LOCATION: Valencia (Spain)

CONTACT: Eva Pérez García
Director of Promotion of Innovation and Sustainability
eperez@fundacion.valenciaport.com

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