A three year EU funded FP7 Project – OPTIMUS – has officially kicked off. Twelve consortium partners from six EU member states are involved in the project with Narec acting as the project coordinator.
OPTIMUS will develop and demonstrate, in the field, novel methods and tools for delivering the prognostic technology necessary to evolve to predictive maintenance strategies of key components based on data acquired by a cost-effective wind turbine condition monitoring system, implemented by custom-designed dependable computing systems.
This technology will improve the efficiency of maintenance procedures and operational reliability of wind turbines helping to reduce the total cost of energy and advance the deployment of large scale offshore and onshore wind energy by increasing availability and reducing downtime due to unplanned maintenance.
Press Release, September 8, 2013