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Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. More about Horizon 2020:

 

FLEXTURBINE
Flexible Fossil Power Plants for the Future Energy Market through new and advanced Turbine Technologies


Project ID:

653941

Coordinator

DOOSAN SKODA POWER S.R.O.

Partners:

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
COMTES FHT AS
ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
MAN DIESEL & TURBO SE
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
NUOVO PIGNONE SRL
ARTTIC
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
RUHR-UNIVERSITÄT BOCHUM

Start date:

January 1st 2016

End date:

December 31st 2018

Budget:

9 634 573,75 EUR

Project summary:

The share of renewable energy is growing rapidly driven by the objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The amount of electric power which can be supplied to the grid depends on the time of the day and weather conditions. A conventional fleet of thermal power plants is required to compensate for these fluctuations before large scale energy storage technologies will be mature and economically viable. All power market projections expect this to be the case for the next 50 years at least. For a strong expansion of renewables, this fleet has to operate flexibly at competitive cost. Current power plants cannot fill this role immediately without impeding their efficiency and engine lifetime through increased wear and damage induced by the higher number of (shorter) operating/loading cycles. New technologies need to be introduced to balance demand peaks with renewable output fluctuations at minimal fuel consumption and emissions without negative effects on cycling operation. The FLEXTURBINE partners have developed a medium to long term technology roadmap addressing future and existing power plants. The FLEXTURBINE project presented hereafter is the first step in such technology roadmap and consists of: (1) new solutions for extended operating ranges to predict and control flutter, (2) improved sealing and bearing designs to increase turbine lifetime and efficiency by reducing degradation/damages, and (3) an improved lifecycle management through better control and prediction of critical parts to improve competitive costs by more flexible service intervals and planned downtime, and by reducing unplanned outages. In all areas, individual technologies will be developed from TRL 3 to TRL 4-6. FLEXTURBINE brings together the main European turbine manufacturers, renowned research institutes and universities. It involves plant and transmission system operators to include user feedback and to prepare the take-up of the FLEXTURBINE technologies in power plants world-wide.

Website:

www.flexturbine.eu

News

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