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A Danish consortium has kicked-off the research project, AIOLOS, which aims to optimise factory output at low cost. The project will run until 2024 and Innovation Fund Denmark has invested DKK 38.4 million in the project.
 
The research project will tackle the most important cost drivers in the production of large high-performance composite structures (>15m length) and aims to develop ways to increase production capability, flexibility and quality. The AIOLOS project aspire to:
  • decrease both operational as well as capital expenditures (OPEX and CAPEX)
  • increase factory output through acceleration, automation and digitalisation
  • Decrease production waste
  • Reduce non-conformance of large composite structure production
AIOLOS will be implemented at Siemens Gamesa’s factory in Aalborg, Denmark. AIOLOS is led by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, and comprises six consortium partners from both industry and academia:
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Clobotics and Pontis: SMEs providing specialised knowledge for production improvements, and who will drive the wider applicability of AIOLOS’ results into the Danish wind industry
  • FORCE Technology: A non-profit research company, which is a governmentally supported research hub to support industry and cross-industry collaboration
  • Aalborg University: University which will focus its expertise on design of modular prefabricated blade components and the joining of those and support the dissemination and training level achieved by AIOLOS.
  • DTU Wind Energy (Technical University of Denmark): University which will contribute with its expertise in modelling and manufacturing to establishing a digital factory with improved processes and product quality as well as to support the dissemination and training level achieved by AIOLOS.
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