ROMEO project will take part the 3rd of November in a cluster event that aims to promote collaboration between EU-funded initiatives related to the offshore wind industry

The registration process of the event, which will be held online and is free to attend, is open here 

The experts that work on the offshore wind farms have to deal with complications to access the offshore wind energy turbines and are exposed to difficult environmental conditions. These two issues are the reason why the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) costs of these installations are an important cost driver, accounting for up to 30% of the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) for an offshore wind farm. 

Moreover, the deployment in deeper waters and farther from shore increases these O&M prices. That is why, it is of the utmost importance to develop innovative solutions for supplying electricity at cost-effective levels, contributing to attain the expected fall of the LCoE thus ensuring offshore wind approach to non-renewable levels.

In order to promote its collaboration with other EU-funded initiatives related to achieving this mission of reducing the offshore wind O&M costs with innovative solutions, ROMEO Project will take part the 3rd of November at 10:00 -13:00 (CET) in an online cluster event. 

The event, organized by the WATEREYE Project, will constitute a perfect space for open discussion while sharing experiences and fostering synergies for future research. It will be held online and is free to attend. The registration process is open here

It will be an opportunity for the stakeholders to learn more about the latest developments and results on these innovations from some of the most promising EU-funded projects such as ROMEO, focused on the development of reliable O&M decision tools and strategies for high LCoE reduction on offshore wind.

The rest of the initiatives that will participate in this event are the following:  

  • WATEREYE Project. O&M tools integrating accurate structural health in offshore energy.
  • MooringSense Project. Mooring system integrity management through monitoring, digital twin and control technologies for cost reduction and increased efficiency.
  • FLOTANT Project. Innovative, low cost, low weight and safe floating wind technology optimized for deep water wind sites
  • INNTERESTING Project. Innovative Future-Proof Testing Methods for Reliable Critical Components in Wind Turbines.
  • ATOMS Project. Auxiliary Towable Operation and Maintenance System for offshore wind towers.

ROMEO Project is backed by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and its consortium is formed by several European partners: Iberdrola, Siemens Gamesa, EDF, RAMBOLL, IBM Research – Zurich, MINSAIT INDRA, BACHMANN Monitoring, LAULAGUN Bearings, UPTIME Engineering, University of Strathclyde and ZABALA Innovation Consulting.