Engineering to reduce the cost of wind energy

Engineering to reduce the cost of wind energy

SENSEWind has built a working demonstrator of the SENSE Up-Tower system.  This video shows it in action installing a full rotor nacelle assembly from the base up.

Development of the SENSEWind demonstrator is supported by funding from an Energy Entrepreneur Award, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and all its Partners and Collaborators.

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Lower cost
of energy

Eliminates need for expensive specialised cranes and vessels

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Safer,
Quicker

Automated heavy lifts, rapid installation

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Higher
availability

Quicker and easier exchange of major components

The Challenge:

Demand for wind energy continues to grow year-on-year, wind turbines are getting ever bigger, and sites are moving further out to sea. This is increasing the costs and the technical challenges of installing and servicing wind farms onshore and offshore as current installation methods require ever more expensive and specialised vessels and cranes, many of which are not yet built or available.

The Solution:

SENSE is a Self-Erecting Nacelle and Service System that installs and services large wind turbines without special cranes or crane vessels.

SENSE can be used for all onshore and offshore turbines on taller towers, in deeper waters and further offshore.

SENSE simplifies operations and reduces costs during development, construction and operations, and increases revenue through higher availability throughout the life of a project.

SEE HOW SENSE WORKS 

ONSHORE

reduces installation costs
reduces operations costs
increases availability and revenue
no special cranes
reduced size of hardstand
no lengthy mobilisation/ demobilisation
allows your project to go higher and more remote

OFFSHORE

reduces installation costs
reduces operations costs
increases availability and revenue
no jack-up cranes
no limit to water depth
less dependence on weather windows
allows your project to go deeper and further offshore

ONSHORE

reduces installation costs
reduces operations costs and lost revenue
no special cranes
reduced size of hardstand
no lengthy mobilisation/ demobilisation
allows your project to go higher, more remote

Onshore wind turbine farm

OFFSHORE

reduces installation costs
reduces operations costs and lost revenue
no jack ups
no limit to water depth
less dependence on weather windows
allows your project to go deeper, further offshore

Offshore wind turbine farm

SENSEWind allows rapid turbine installation and major maintenance on tall onshore towers and deep-water offshore sites, including floating foundation technology

SENSEWind ADDRESSES THE NEEDS OF A £12bn GLOBAL MARKET

Development partners

Technology collaborators

Funding and incubation support

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