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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number ETI-WIND-5
Title Offshore Wind Test Rig Design
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Converteam Ltd
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 01 February 2010
End Date 30 June 2011
Duration 17 months
Total Grant Value £1,530,000
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region West Midlands
Programme Offshore Wind
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Converteam Ltd (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Horiba Instruments Ltd (0.001%)
Web Site
Objectives No Objectives supplied
  • Indoor turbine test rig based at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC) in Northumberland
  • Designed to allow the whole offshore wind drivetrain to be tested onshore before deployment offshore

Two consortia, GE Energy Power Conversion / MTS and Horiba, were commissioned to deliver competing technical designs for an indoor test rig capable of testing a complete wind turbine drive train and nacelle.

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Added to Database 29/03/12