ROMEO Project will celebrate a scientific workshop focused on digitalization at the Wind Europe Offshore Conference that will be held in Copenhagen in November

With the aim of analysing the latest advances in the field of digital technologies applied to the generation of wind energy, the flagship European project ROMEO will organize a scientific workshop during the next Wind Europe Offshore Conference, that will take place in Copenhagen between the 26th and 28th of November this year.

The Horizon 2020 initiative will showcase the state of the art digital technologies that are contributing to develop more efficient solutions for O&M techniques in offshore wind at the event that will be celebrated at the Bella Center premises of the Danish capital.

Named “Digitalization concepts to optimize O&M strategies in Offshore Wind Energy”, the workshop will be held in the opening session of the event, 26th of November, at 12.30 in the Innovation Pavilion.

César Yanes, ROMEO Project coordinator at Iberdrola, will be in charge of the introduction remarks and Teresa Ojanguren will moderate the session.

The experts Cristian Rodenas-Soler, from Siemens Gamesa, and Elena González, representing Scottish Power, both firms partners of Romeo Project, will make a presentation followed by a discussion panel to address novel approaches for the diagnosis and prognosis of critical failures affecting offshore wind turbines.

Secondly Úrsula Smolka, from Ramboll, will be in charge of sharing the requirements, challenges and opportunities delivered by the development of digital twins for structural parts in offshore wind turbines. During this session, the multi-scale pilot settled in the Wikinger offshore windfarm, located in the German waters of the Baltic Sea, will be presented.

Later, Daniel Rodríguez, from Indra, Moritz Gräfe, from Uptime, and Michael Nidd, from IBM Research Zurich, will talk about disruptive digitalization concepts and cloud-based ecosystems. The case studies chosen to illustrate this conference are Wikinger and Teeside pilot tests.

The workshop will end with a fourth session about the development of an open access O&M tool for availability and cost estimation of offshore wind farms by the expert of the University of Strathclyde Athanasios Kolios.

In addition to this workshop, Moritz Gräfe will make a conference titled “Analytics based Maintenance for Offshore Wind Turbines” the 27th of November also on the Innovation Pavilion Stage. The next day, Juan Prieto Vivanco, of Minsait INDRA, will have the opportunity to share with the audience the conference “Novel monitoring and control architectures for wind generation management”. Both sessions will be moderated by ROMEO’s partner Zabala Innovation Consulting.

The Wind Europe Offshore Conference will be an opportunity to get together industry leaders and respected specialists in order to discuss the main trends in offshore wind, exchange scientific points of view, analyse technological achievements and review economic perspectives.

The congress will include a gallery of technical posters and several exhibition halls housing the entire value chain. It will also include networking and social events in order to enhance links between stakeholders.

ROMEO’s presence at the conference is part of the project commitment with the reinforcement of the links with the main European actors in the field of wind and renewable energy. The project will participate at the next edition of the Wind Turbine Drivetrains International Conference, that will be held between the 3rd and the 5th of December in Hamburg (Germany).

This year ROMEO Project has been successfully showcased during different events such as the Wind Europe Conference and Exhibition that took place last April in Bilbao (Spain) and the REMS Annual Conference “Optimisation of Offshore Wind Structures”, organized by the University of Strathclyde.