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May 07, 2015 | Published by Iker Marino

Presentations Published: SUPRAPOWER First workshop on high power generators

On 20th April 2015, SUPRAPOWER project held a workshop about high power electric generators for cost reduction of offshore wind. The workshop included presentations about trends on high power generators and about new developments of superconducting machines. The event took place in the BEC-Exhibition Centre of Bilbao, Spain, during the side event of the Bilbao Marine Energy Week (www.bilbaomarinenergy.com). First, Mr Tupac Canosa from SOLUTE presented the benefits of reducing the top head mass of a turbine, analysing its effect on resonance frequency and on the tower and foundations mass. Mr. Asier Rodriguez from Gamesa Electric made a review of the evolution of electric generators and analysed the generator trends for next generation 8-10 MW offshore wind turbines. Ms. Ainhoa Pujana from TECNALIA explained the benefits of the use superconducting materials in large offshore wind generators and presented the SUPRAPOWER superconducting generator concept and related activities. Finally Mr. Asger Abrahamsen, from DTU wind presented the superconducting generator concepts under development in the INNWIND EU funded project and made an interesting analysis of the roadmap for superconducting turbines. After the presentations a very exciting and participative panel discussion took place, chaired by Mr. Jesus Busturia from Nautilus Floating Solutions. The discussions mainly focused on conventional and superconducting generators reliability and O&M and timeline for 10 MW generators deployment. Workshop presentations are available in the Documents and Publications section of this web site.

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Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain) SOLUTE Ingenieros (Spain) Ingeteam Service S.A. (Spain) Columbus Superconductor Spa (Italy) Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovac Academy of Sciences (Slovakia) University of Southampton (United Kingdom) Karlsruher Institut Technologie (Germany) D2M Engineering (France)