What does ROMEO project do
The Romeo Project (Reliable OM decision tools and strategies for high LCoE reduction on offshore wind) is an initiative backed by the EU through its H2020 programme that fosters research and innovation, which aims to develop advanced technological solutions that enable the operation and maintenance costs of offshore wind power facilities to be reduced.
The initiative has a total budget of 16.4 million euros, of which 10 million will be financed by the EU.
The project, which kicked off on 1st June 2017 and will continue for five years, is supported by the latest advances in information and communication technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT).
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 WTGs under operational conditions; maximizing their life span and minimizing O&M costs. Additionally, the project will develop third-generation condition monitoring systems for some WTG components and low-cost structural condition monitoring systems.
The main objective is to develop a platform for the analysis and management of the data obtained from the offshore wind power generation plants during their operation and use the data collected in the design of strategies that enable the operation and maintenance of the wind farms to be improved.
Three phases to reach the goal
ROMEO PROJECT has designed a work plan that consists of three different phases
Dedicated to the definition of the technical specifications and the project requirements
Consists of the development of monitoring systems as well as the diagnosis and forecasting models for the detection of faults in key components
Focuses on the final validation of the data management platform. This block includes testing, pilot tests and impact assessment reports
ROMEO will contribute to the transition from corrective to condition based maintenance, which will allow to ensure an optimal O&M implementation onto current and future Offshore Wind Farms and will result in the following main impacts expected:
Reduction of unexpected major correctives through early fault identification, both in WTG and substructure
- Improved performance for new and operating off-shore wind power plants and therefore to the cost of energy
- Contribution to the strengthening the European industrial technology base, thereby creating growth and jobs in Europe
- Contribute to health and safety in the Wind industry
- Generating synergies in the field of O&M strategies with Onshore wind sector
- Laying the foundation to place on the market a set of new products and services
Meet our partners
This initiative is being carried out by a consortium (lead by Iberdrola Renovables Energía) made up of 12 recognised and experienced key players from 6 different EU member states and 1 associated country led by IBERDROLA RENOVABLES ENERGÍA. The consortium includes large companies: Electricité De France, Adwen, Siemens Gamesa, RAMBOLL, IBM Research – Zurich, INDRA, BACHMANN Monitoring; SMEs: LAULAGUN Bearings, UPTIME Engineering and ZABALA Innovation Consulting; and a prestigious university:University Strathclyde Glasgow.