The NORCOWE Centre addresses several important areas for offshore wind energy, e.g. maintenance and operation, met/ocean measurements, wind farm layout, resource assessment and forecasting. NORCOWE Reference Wind Farm is defined.
FME NORCOWE is one of 11 national Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) awarded by the Research Council of Norway. The Centre was established in 2009 with an objective to conduct concentrated, focused and long-term research of high international caliber in order to solve specific challenges within the field of offshore wind energy.
Hosted by CMR, partners: Christian Michelsen Research, Uni Research, University of Agder, University of Bergen, University of Stavanger, Aalborg University, Acona Flow Technology, Aquiloz, AXYS, Leosphere, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Statkraft, Statoil and StormGeo
Focus on applied research and innovations
Three work packages:
- WP1: Met/ocean data - Measurements and database
- WP2: Wind energy estimation - Wind resource assessment, energy yield and layout for offshore wind farms
- WP3: Design, installation and operation of offshore wind turbines
Read more at www.norcowe.no
The Research Council of Norway