New approaches to drivetrains, yaw, converters, cables …and airborne

Turbine technology

When: Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 15:00 - 16:15
Where: Room: Brussels

Session description

For further reduction of the LCOE, new approaches to key wind turbine components are crucial. In this session we will look into innovations in the cable system, composite materials for the coupling, dynamic analysis of the yaw system and new converter architecture. Furthermore, we will give a brief glance into the future and potential of airborne wind energy. This is a very diverse session that will give the audience a broad overview of the current challenges of wind energy components.

Learning objectives

Session chair

Henrik Stiesdal

CEO, Stiesdal

Po Wen Cheng

Professor, IFB - Universität Stuttgart


Henrik Stiesdal

CEO, Stiesdal

Po Wen Cheng

Professor, IFB - Universität Stuttgart


Innovative Cable Solutions - Siemens Gamesa's Array Cable in Pipe Concept

Jesper Møller

Head of Offshore Concepts & Solutions, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Performance Assessment of a High Definition Modular Multilevel Converter for Offshore Wind Turbines

Michael Smailes

Research Engineer, Offshore Electrical Infrastructures, ORE Catapult

The Need for Dynamic Analysis of Yaw Systems

James Dobbin

Senior Engineer, DNV GL

Composite Low Speed Shaft Coupling to Improve Drivetrain Reliability and Reduce Levelized Cost of Energy

Alexander Kari

Product Manager, Geislinger GmbH

Airborne Wind Energy – Could flying wind turbines become reality?

Udo Zillmann

Secretary General, Airborne Wind Europe

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