Senvion has submitted an application for a Horizon 2020 proposal to the European Commission in collaboration with partners throughout the value chain of the offshore wind energy sector. With the "ReaLCoE" project, the pan-European consortium aims to develop a robust, reliable Next Generation 10MW+ offshore wind turbine.
In May 2017 Senvion announced the development of a 10MW+ turbine for the offshore business. By the implementation of an integrated approach within the consortium project, the company takes a further step forward in this development. This vision comes to reality through the vertical integration of the value chain by moving from sequential to modular and parallel development, testing and certification and new forms of cooperation. Over the course of nearly one year, 150 participants from nine countries prepared the ReaLCoE project content throughout three workshops, in Hamburg. R&D institutes like the DTU, ECN and Fraunhofer IWES ensured the uptake of latest technology developments. EnBW is also on board as part of the consortium. Over the course of the project, the consortium plans to develop, install, demonstrate, operate and test a technology platform for the first prototype of a double-digit rated capacity turbine in a realistic offshore environment.