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NOWITECH - Research Network


The objective of NOWITECH is pre-competitive research laying a foundation for industrial value creation and cost-effective offshore wind farms. Emphasis is on "deep-sea" (+30 m) including bottom-fixed and floating wind turbines.

Work is focused on technical challenges including a strong PhD and post doc programme:

  • Integrated numerical design tools for novel offshore wind energy concepts. 
  • Energy conversion systems using new materials for blades and generators. 
  • Novel substructures (bottom-fixed and floaters) for offshore wind turbines.
  • Grid connection and system integration of large offshore wind farms.
  • Operation and maintenance strategies and technologies.
  • Assessment of novel concepts by numerical tools and physical experiments.

Total budget (2009-2017) is + NOK 320 millions / M€ 41 / MUSD 55 cofunded by the Research Council of Norway and NOWITECH partners.