WORK PACKAGES



The TELWIND project is divided into 8 work packages (WP).

WP NumberWP TitleWP duration
(in months)
Description
WP1
Project Management
and Coordination
1-36Coordination and administration of the different work packages present in the project and their subsequent tasks. The coordinator will ensure that the project is carried out according to the defined scope, schedule and budget, while ensuring the quality of the deliverables and the overall project results.
WP2
Concept Development and
Structural Design
1-36Design of the floating platform, incorporating all the results obtained in the different design processes present in the project. Additionally, this work package will set the basic parameters that will lead the design process, and as part of this work package, the certification and validation of the technology and design developed will also be performed, reaching the final milestone of the project.
WP3
Marine Behaviour, Load Analysis and Interaction with Turbine1-31This work package is focused on the critical marine behaviour of the structure under the relevant sea conditions and wind turbine loading, which shall decisively affect the design loads on the different components of the substructure, as well as the interaction with the turbine and the resulting operative performance.
WP4
Suspension Cables2-31Analysis and design of the structural cable system and the existing alternatives to provide a cost efficient and low maintenance solution to the connection between the floating platform and the suspended ballast tank. Clear analogies with proven systems applied on existing structures, such as TLP floating platforms or coastal cable-stayed bridges, shall be considered and profited from.
WP5
Mooring System3-34Evaluation and design of the station keeping system, the mooring lines and the power output and power cable riser, providing a complete design and cost evaluation of all the system, including platform connection and soil interfaces (anchoring systems) for the different soils and types of seabed defined in the Design Basis.
WP6
Constructive and Installation Process4-36The manufacture and installation process is a critical aspect of any offshore technology, even more if it shall involve a large number or units as is the case for wind energy. This work package deals with the complete definition, analysis and design of the constructive and installation process and means. Its industrialization and cost efficient serial production is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and decisive parts in the future efficiency, cost and risk control of the floating platform technology, with the evident capacity to provide a qualitative competitive advantage as compared to current technology.
WP7
Tank Testing7-34This work package deals with the experimental small and large scale tank testing campaigns, which are of critical importance to efficiently achieve TRL 5. Based on them, the technology will be proved and validated in an industrially relevant environment. Small scale testing will be used to contrast and validate the results and consistency of tools for numerical analysis, which are to be used for the design of full-scale units. The representativeness of scaled tests depends on the physical phenomena being analysed, but fortunately it is widely acknowledged as a very representative and useful tool for naval performance of floating bodies, which is the main area in which they will be used in the project. These tests shall thus ease the identification of possible improvements that could be implemented in the design.
WP8
Exploitation and Dissemination1-36Dissemination and exploitation of the technology developed, evaluating the costs related with the technology developed – both during the construction and installation and the operation and maintenance – and the evaluation of risks and social and environmental impacts regarding the new technology developed, ensuring a complete analysis of the floating platform in order to facilitate its commercialisation.