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Danish-Norwegian offshore wind research partnership expands

By State of Green, January 22, 2019

Better and more affordable offshore wind farms is the goal for the expanded cooperation

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and independent applied research institute SINTEF enter into even closer cooperation in offshore wind.

Last week, President of DTU Anders Overgaard Bjarklev and Rector Gunnar Bovim, NTNU as well as CEO Alexandra Bech Gjørv, SINTEF signed the new cooperation agreement. The agreement also marks the start of a new joint research centre on offshore wind.

The new centre, Nordic Offshore Wind R&I Center, will develop better and affordable solutions for offshore wind farms together with the industry.

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Several areas of cooperation

Topics for the collaboration include:

  • Foundations, materials and marine operations
  • Network connection, system integration and energy storage
  • Digitization, operation and maintenance and management system for offshore wind farms

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Energy source of tomorrow

All three partners are pleased with the expansion of the collaboration.

“For many years, we have had strong research collaboration with NTNU and SINTEF. With this co-operation agreement in offshore wind, we are now establishing a powerful partnership that will be able to deliver research and innovation of the highest quality for the benefit of business and society,” commented Anders O. Bjarklev, DTU.

“It will be a win-win collaboration for three strong competency environments that know each other well. NTNU has educated more than 50 PhDs in offshore wind during the last 10 years. The collaboration with DTU and SINTEF means that we now get the best from Scandinavia within the subject, and we will be able to speed up the production of knowledge within new energy that the world needs,” said Gunnar Bovim, NTNU.

“When we further reinforce the connection between DTU’s significant knowledge of wind energy with our Norwegian top mission systems and support for the marine industry, we will be able to contribute significantly to achieving this in cooperation with the industry,” said Alexandra Bech Gjørv, SINTEF.

Gunnar Bovim (NTNU), Alexandra Bech Gjørv (SINTEF) and Anders Bjarklev (DTU). Photo: John Ivar F. Eidsmo, SINTEF

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DTU Wind Energy

 

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