AEE in international projects
AEE is your ally in consulting and support management for projects of companies in the wind sector with the Spain brand in order to contribute to the advancement of R&D in wind energy.
AEE’s contribution to the projects is based on its extensive knowledge of the wind energy sector acquired over more than 15 years of operations. In the technical field, AEE plays an important role in projects related to the grid integration of renewable energies, the operation and maintenance of wind farms or Health & Safety issues.
AEE also assumes the role of coordinator in national and international consortiums, performing the role of Project Management, as well as working in communication and dissemination thanks to the transversality provided by the presence of companies that make up the entire chain of value in the wind industry.
The following projects count on the experience and participation of AEE:
Standardization of training in wind farm maintenance
2020 – 2022
The consortium is made up of entities from Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Holland and Cyprus and Uruguay, designed as a bridge for the internationalization in LATAM of the contents and materials developed in the project. WINDEXT partners are 8.2 Consulting, RSC, DP2i, INESCTEC, SGS, TESICNOR, TUDELFT, University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), University of Cyprus (UCY), Technological University of Uruguay (UTEC) and AEE.
The WINDEXT project, which has a budget of one million euros and a duration of 3 years, has as main objective the standardizing training in maintenance of wind turbines and wind farms, as well as reinforcing the use of digital tools, both virtual reality and augmented reality. AEE is the coordinator of this initiative.
At the same time, WINDEXT is part of the current strategy of decarbonization of the economy, at the lowest possible cost for the consumer and in the best operating conditions of renewable facilities. Complementary to the main objective, the aim is to reinforce the integration between training centers, universities and companies, both through the development of different digital tools, and in their validation and practical use.
The project addresses specific maintenance tasks such as diagnosis of the facilities in operation, integration of predictive models such as condition monitoring with classic preventive maintenance tools, promotion of new metrics based on energy / economic availability and even new monitoring methods to extend service life beyond design life.
The exchange of knowledge at the European level will be essential for a rapid reduction of costs in the wind energy industry, so that wind energy will be able to play a leading role in the European generation mix. This international cooperation contributes to maintaining European leadership in wind energy.
A virtual simulator for training in maintenance and labour risk prevention in wind farms
2017 – 2019
The simulator is designed to supplement the training programs for Wind Farm Maintenance Technicians, providing a practical component that until now did not exist in the sector, through the use of virtual reality technologies and human factors that make it possible to interact with the student. The resulting simulator will also be made available to industry so that interested companies can implement new models of wind turbines, as well as their specific maintenance procedures.
The function of AEE within SIMULWIND is eminently technical, as the partner responsible for the development of the simulator content and scripting.
A standardized training program to homogenize content on an international level
2015 – 2017
A monitoring system that reduces maintenance costs in offshore wind
2015 – 2017
The project included the design of a sensor system based on acoustic emissions (AE) and guided waves capable of monitoring the vibrations and degradation of the towers and metallic structures of offshore wind turbines, as well as the necessary communication systems to implement remote monitoring of each turbine from a control centre. The project culminated in 2017 with field tests carried out on a real prototype installed at the Nenuphar wind farm in Fos-sur-Mer (France).
Increasing social acceptance of wind energy to expand the participation of renewables in the energy transition
WindEurope, Acciona, Terna, Scottish Government (UK), CnES, GBS, Provincia di Savona, DUNEA, APERe, AEE, REScoop.be, Fraunhofer, dena, UNDP Croatia
An advanced monitoring system for rotating wind turbine components
A management system to speed up compliance in labour risk prevention in the wind power sector
Within the project, standardised procedures and protocols were developed for business activities tailored to the various types of companies that exist in the wind sector.
A methodology to streamline the processing of new wind farms
A project promoted by AEE to analyze the main limitations of wind resource prediction models
The Prediction Exercise consisted of a comparative Round Robin of various wind resource prediction models, which were tested on seven wind farms. The main objectives were to analyse the principal limitations of the models, determine the factors involved in the deviations of wind resource predictions and propose solutions to minimise them.