- Published: 19 June 2017 19 June 2017
The Reliable O&M decision tools and strategies for high LCoE reduction on Offshore wind project (ROMEO) is seeking to reduce offshore O&M costs through the development of new monitoring systems and strategies. The main objective of ROMEO project is to reduce O&M costs through the development and demonstration of an O&M information management and analytics platform, capable of improving decision making processes by offshore wind farm operators whilst allowing a transition from corrective maintenance to condition-based maintenance strategies.
A flexible and interoperable Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) platform will provide an advanced analytics ecosystem for failure diagnosis and prognosis models to better understand the real time behaviour of the main components of wind turbines under operational conditions. Additionally, the project will develop third-generation condition monitoring systems for some wind turbine components and low-cost structural condition monitoring systems. The innovations developed within the R&D work packages will be tested by the wind farm operators of the Teeside offshore wind farm in the UK, Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany and East Anglia 1 offshore wind farm in the UK. This project is awarded by the European Commission with a Horizon2020 Programme grant of € 10 million and a total budget of approximately € 16 million running for 5 years. ROMEO is an industry based consortium made up of 12 companies and organisations led by Iberdrola Renovables Energía. The consortium consists further of Electricité De France, Adwen, Siemens Gamesa, Ramboll, IBM Research - Zurich, Indra, Bachmann Monitoring, Laulagun Bearings, Uptime Engineering and Zabala Innovation Consulting and Cranfield University.