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EUDP, the Danish Government Scheme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program, has awarded financial support to the Cost and Risk Tool for Interim and Preventive Repair (CORTIR) project proposed by a partnership of 21 industry companies and 2 universities headed up by Bladena.
The total budget for the project is 28.8 million DKK (€ 3.9 million) and the EUDP support is 51%. CORTIR includes the development of a numerical tool (CAR-Tool) to optimise the management of turbine blade maintenance in terms of risks and costs, with the main focus to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy and secure alignment towards maintenance throughout the full value chain.
The CAR-Tool input parameters will be widespread from reliability data to detailed knowledge about structural blade and composite behaviour during operation of the wind turbines. Relating the technical inputs to the cost structures within O&M activities, the tool output will suggest an optimum inspection and maintenance strategy.
Partners are: Bladena, AAU Civil Engineering, DTU Mechanical Engineering, Kirt x Thomsen, ECC, Guide2Defect, Codan, Global Wind Service, E.ON, Engie, Hofor, EDF Energy, Equinor (Statoil), Innogy, EWII, Acciona Energy, Arise, Ørsted, Enel, Vector Cuatro (Part of FalckRenewable), LM Windpower, Nordex and Vestas.
The project will start in January 2019 and it will run for two years.
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