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Leapwind

Leading Edge Advanced Protection using novel thermoplastic materials and processes for offshore Wind turbine blades.

LEAPWind is a 1 million euro project which is being funded through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The aim of LEAPWind is to produce a new commercial leading-edge blade component using advanced composite materials and innovative manufacturing processes.

Objectives:

To develop a commercial-scale process for manufacturing ÉireComposites’s leading-edge wind-blade component

To de-risk the technology by performing physical (structural and rain erosion) testing of a full-scale prototype leading-edge blade component

To perform full-scale operational tests on an existing wind turbine in Portugal. Advanced sensory structural health monitoring techniques will be employed to accurately assess the performance of the novel leading-edge blade component and demonstrate an increase in TRL from 6 to 9.

 

To introduce the novel leading-edge blade component to the offshore wind energy market in order to ensure its viability as a commercial product through interactions with SUZLON and other developers and market leaders.

Lower the levelized cost of wind energy by 10% by decreasing risk, increasing productivity and reducing maintenance costs by 20% resulting in improved investor confidence and better access to capital.

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