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Offshore Power Electronics

Project funding and partners

Main funding:

  • The Research Council of Norway, Clean Energy for the Future programme – RENERGI
    - Approximately 70 % of the funding

Financing Industry Partners and members of the project steering committee:

  • Wärtsila Norway
    • Product development and production of power drives for ship and industry
    • Medium voltage power electronic converters for offshore applications 
  • Statkraft Development
    • Power utility company  with large focus in offshore wind
    • Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm in operation
    • Dudgeon wind farm under development
    • Plans for developing Doggerbank wind farm cluster
    • Major customer of power electronic converters for offshore wind parks
  • GE Wind Energy together with GE Global Research Center
    • Supplier of power generation and energy delivery technologies
    • High interest and focus in power conversion technologies

University Partner:

  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Department of Electric Power Engineering
    - Supervision of post doc and master students
  • Technical University of Chemnitz
    Chair of Power electronics and Electromagnetic Compatibility
    - Supervison of PhD-student and general collaboration within the reliability activities