AWESOME, financed in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, gathers some of Europe’s most prominent research centres, universities and businesses in the field of wind power with a view to enhancing knowledge on wind farm management and maintenance.
The AWESOME project – Advanced Wind Energy System Operation and Maintenance Experience – is a research collaborative project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020. It will tackle the current obstacles hindering smooth wind turbine operation and maintenance. The aim of the project is to cater for the growing demand of knowledge and the lack of qualified workers in this sector.
As Europe’s wind power facilities are ageing, and new wind farms are mainly being set up offshore, it is increasingly important to operate and maintain these facilities correctly in order to ensure their optimal performance.
AWESOME will help to build on existing techniques and know-how to improve these tasks. According to reports by the European Technology Platform for Wind Energy, the sector could create up to 50,000 employment opportunities by 2030.
As it progresses, the project will develop new default maintenance planning and prevention strategies and will give rise to new know-how and experiences by training specialised professionals.
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