Catapult Offshore Renewable Energy, the UK center for technology, innovation and research, launched a new service in June 2018: the provision of data from its demonstration wind turbine.
In June 2018, Catapult Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) opened a provision of data from the Levenmouth demonstrator. The offshore wind demonstrator is located in Fife, East of Scotland.
This service called Platform for Operational Data (POD) provides access to a dataset such as:
- 7 MW Levenmouth turbine data: SCADA time series, alarms and events
- metal mast data
- grid data
- electrical substation data
This service is intended for all actors, large and small companies, academics and researchers, involved in research or innovation projects in offshore wind and who need to develop their understanding of the functioning and behavior of offshore structures in real conditions.
Access to these data should facilitate the validation of models, methodologies or analyzes based on the exploitation of data.
The validation of models, methodologies and analyzes can serve the development of new technologies and services aiming at reducing the costs of exploitation and maintenance of offshore wind systems.
In August 2018, the demonstrator obtained an extension of the authorization of exploitation. therefore, the site should be active until 2029.
Eventually, the service will include data from other British demonstrators.
Publication of the Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework (CRMF) report by ORE Catapult and the Crown Estate.
ORE catapult is seeking to acquire the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) 7 MW offshore wind turbine prototype to conduct research aiming the optimisation of maintenance and the reduction of related costs.
ORE Catapult acquired the 7 MW SHI wind turbine. This demonstrator will be used by the academic and industrial world in UK to improve the training and development of skills across the entire value chain.
Inauguration of the SHI-7 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Demonstrator in Levenmouth.
Opening of the Platform for Operational Data (POD) service created for industries, universities and research communities.
ORE Catapult obtains an extension of the demonstrator’s operating license. According to ORE Catapult, the current value of ongoing projects is greater than 11 million BPG.
ORE Catapult and Bureau Veritas aim to develop a “Digital Twin” for the Levenmouth demonstration wind turbine.
This interactive digital “twin” wind turbine will integrate SCADA data, post-processed monitoring data and inspection data.
It will create a 3D representation of the wind turbine enabling the analysis and optimisation of operating and maintenance decisions.
Photo credit: ORE Catapult