Wind energy is expected to provide the largest contribution to the renewable energy targets for 2030. MAREWIND will provide advanced durable materials and recyclable solutions which reduce materials use contributing to the European Union’s climate goals. Advanced materials and nanotechnologies developed will contribute to accelerating clean energy to maintain Europe in the lead position of this sector critical for the energy transition. Furthermore, MAREWIND solution will improve the offshore wind energy sector, extend the service life of the wind facilities, as well as boost economic growth and create new job opportunities across Europe.
Full-field measuring techniques of wind blade working conditions INEGI is developing a non-destructive testing system (NDT) which is intended as a first version of the final blade testing system to be developed in the coming months. The main results achieved include the definition and execution of NDT laboratory setups using DIC and IR solutions, the[...]
Reinforced composites production and testing The project plan outlines three strategies for new composite formulation: the use of nano-SiO2 the use of Vitrimers/TPR recyclable resins the use of RCF EIRE defined a preliminary material test matrix that is being used to test the initial epoxy-SiO2 resin formulations, developed by TWI, reinforced with glass fibre and[...]
During the first 18 months of the project, the main effort has been focused on the design of high, ultrahigh performance concrete and Alkali Activated concretes that fulfil offshore infrastructures requirements. In addition, EDF has performed tests to evaluate the durability of concrete under exposure to the real environment through aging tests. It also provided[...]