Windar Technology and Innovation has been a beneficiary of the call for Action Plans for Business R&D Centres managed by the Science Agency of the Principality of Asturias to execute its 2023-2025 action plan

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This action plan focuses on the advancement of strategic technology areas within the research and business development innovation centre ‘Windar Technology & Innovation’. Its main objective is to address challenges in fields such as advanced structural design and the incorporation of emerging technologies.

Through this project, Windar Technology team aims to achieve the following technical objectives:

  • To explore the required changes in the wind turbine supply chain to meet the growing demand in the offshore wind sector.
  • To examine the application of fracture mechanics in order to improve the fatigue design of welded joints in wind towers.
  • Exploration of artificial intelligence methodologies with the aim of improving logistical efficiency in the storage operations of structures in port facilities.

In order to achieve this objective, an action plan has been designed, structured along the following two activities:

  • Activity 1: Research on the application of fracture mechanics with the aim of improving the fatigue design of welded joints in wind towers.
  • Activity 2: Improvement of the mobility of structures for the wind energy sector in storage areas through the application of data analysis and machine learning techniques.

The project aims to carry out research in collaboration with technology centres and technology-based companies that are prominent in the Asturian steel value chain.

The objective is to establish a technological and industrial hub in renewable energies, thus driving a transition of the business model towards a strategic approach based on technology as a driver of growth.

The project is within the framework of Windar Technology and Innovation’s action plan for the period 2023-2025, and is financed by the Government of the Principality of Asturias through the SEKUENS Agency and the Science, Technology and Innovation Plan (PCTI), as well as by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).