The online meeting, held on 20 October, was attended by project partners and members of the Advisory Board (AEROBLADE, LAULAGUN, NABLA WIND and MUGAPE), who made valuable contributions on the progress of the project, with a focus on future transfer and application of the technological developments carried out in the framework of this project.
The MEEVCE project, funded by the Basque Government's Elkartek Programme, is led by Ikerlan in collaboration with Bearinn, Ceit, Mondragon Unibertsitatea and the Basque Energy Cluster. It is generating the necessary knowledge to obtain an evolutionary methodology for extending the useful life of wind power components under real operating conditions. The project partners have focused on four critical components of the wind turbine: the blade, the gears, the shaft and the bearings.
Among the communication and dissemination activities of the project, led by the Basque Energy Cluster, is the coordination of the MEEVCE Advisory Board, which allows key contributions to be gathered in order to adjust the developments to the technological trends envisaged in the medium-long term, as well as to the needs and expectations of the potential beneficiaries of the knowledge developed.
At the meeting, the different models developed to date were presented, each focusing on a critical component, as well as the challenges they face. Mondragon Unibertsitatea focused on the holistic model of the blade; Ikerlan, on the digital twin of the gear; Bearinn, in turn, on the digital twin of the bearing and Ceit, on the digital twin of the axle. The members of the Advisory Board had the opportunity to ask questions throughout the four presentations.
Finally, the meeting closed with a last round of opinions and contributions on the progress presented, encouraging the consortium to continue developing the models and digital twins and showed their interest in following closely the future lines of development.