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AAU RESEARCHERS WILL DISRUPT PRODUCTION OF OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE BLADES

AAU RESEARCHERS WILL DISRUPT PRODUCTION OF OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE BLADES

Researchers from Aalborg University combine expertise in mechanical engineering and virtual prototyping to develop modular wind turbine blades that can optimize and automate composite blade production.

Last modified: 15.06.2021

Af Esben Lindgaard, Foto: Siemens Gamesa
 

Project Challenge

Due to the large demand for offshore wind in the future, component production, including the blades, needs to increase significantly. At the same time, it is important to limit the need for costly new factories to ensure competitiveness in the global wind turbine market.
 

New innovative solutions in automatization and digitalization

In a new project entitled “AIOLOS - Affordable and Innovative Manufacturing of Large Composites”, researchers from the Department of Materials and Production will pursue development of new innovative solutions in automatization and digitalization that can be implemented in already existing production facilities.

The AIOLOS project partners are Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Clobotics, FORCE, PONTIS Engineering, DTU Wind Energy, and Aalborg University. The project runs for 3.5 years, and the total budget is 77.6 mill DKK. The project is supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark.
 

AAU Team

The AAU team involved in the project are Esben Lindgaard (AAU lead), Brian L. V. Bak, Erik Lund, Johnny Jakobsen, Jørgen Kepler, and Simon M. Jensen. 

A PhD position is currently open for the project. You may read more about the open PhD position here.

 

Read press release at cracs.aau.dk
 

 Read press release from Innovationsfonden (in Danish)


 

Contact

Associate Professor Esben Lindgaard

Department of Materials and Production

Tlf: 30334668

Mail: elo@mp.aau.dk

Web: www.CraCS.aau.dk