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!


Letícia Soares Teixeira de Souza, Researcher, Creation Research Group (UFRN)


Offshore wind energy is considered as one of the most promising sources of renewable energy. It presents technological advancements, innovations, and the resulting economies of scale, establishing itself as a mature industry. However, operating and maintaining wind farms in an offshore environment faces several challenges. To reduce these challenges, digital twin (DT) technology can be a key element. The DT is a virtual model that, when combined with physical entities, can be used to monitor and optimize the operation and maintenance (O&M) of offshore wind farms (OWF). The aim of the article is to identify the state-of-the-art on the application of the digital twin in the operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. The research was carried out in four stages: 1) Systematic literature review; 2) Individual analysis of articles; 3) Systematization of information; and 4) Joint analysis of articles. As a result: a) from 2016, with emphasis in 2022, an increase in O&M publications related to OWF using DT was observed, which suggests a growing interest in its practical application, potentially resulting in the reduction of operating costs; b) in the offshore wind sector, DT can be used for: fault monitoring and service life forecasting; safety and ecological management; decision-making for O&M; and optimization of OWF projects; c) gaps in study topics are: DT technology usage for offshore operator safety management; and O&M strategy optimization aided by DT technology; d) the number of publications, when analyzed by country, is correlated with OWFs installed capacity, being centered in: United Kingdom, China, and Denmark; d) the tool is composed of: physical entity, virtual model, and connection system. Therefore, DT as a monitoring method assists in the integration of data from multiple sources, forecast updates, fault detection, and service life forecasting, and is currently applied to critical components.

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