Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics, and will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!

PO300: How digital twin-based integrated monitoring can unlock operational excellence for floating wind farms?

Paul Pergler, Project Engineer, Principia


Among key drivers for intensive deployment of commercial floating wind farms, the technology reliability will have to be confirmed at precommercial farm stage, to increase confidence from investors and governmental authorities, and technology cost reduction shall be globally achieved to compete with alternative sources of energy. Whereas wind farm operators are working actively with the supply chain to converge toward cost reduction of the Capital Expenditure (CAPEX), a lot remains to be developed for optimization of floating wind farms Operational Expenditure (OPEX). Indeed, going from conventional periodic and risk-based inspections deployed for bottom fixed offshore wind farms, toward next generation digital twin based predictive maintenances, operation and maintenance costs can be drastically optimized with planification of operations tailored to the specificities of each wind farm. PRINCIPIA and PHIMECA have been working across the offshore industry, jointly developing operational monitoring solutions based on combined high-fidelity numerical models and data science technologies. This type of monitoring solution is currently being deployed for floating wind Tension Leg Platforms (TLP) used on the French Provence Grand Large Pilot Farm, in the frame of a FEDER European Funding (AFFIDA Project), including a collaboration with EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge and CPP Investments. This presentation will show how this digital twin-based structural monitoring solution can be adapted to another floating wind platform type, consisting of a generic 3 columns semi-submersible offshore wind platform. Step by step approach for the development of this monitoring software will be presented, along with impact of the system aging conditions as marine growth and corrosion on the monitoring software learning phase. Eventually, a discussion on which Key Performance Indicators (KPI) can be used for floating offshore wind commercial farm predictive maintenance will be presented, and conclusions on how innovative monitoring strategy can be a game changer for O&M Costs will be shared.

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