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.