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sowento invests in new company VYND to develop lidar-assisted control and floating wind turbine monitoring systems

sowento, an engineering consultancy and technology advisor for wind energy applications, invests in new company VYND to address two current market needs:   a ready-to-use lidar-assisted control solution and a dedicated digital twin-based monitoring system for floating wind turbines. “Within the last few years, we have identified the need for the two products in various discussions …

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Important milestone: 1000 wind turbines with lidar-assisted control

We are very proud to announce that Goldwind already installed 1000 turbines with a total capacity around 3 GW using the EFARM LiDAR Assisted Control Technology developed together with sowento (by end of 2020). In future projects, we aim at making the lidar data processing more adaptive using our Smart Lidar concept, optimizing the wind …

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sowento develops simulation tool for floating offshore wind turbine design optimization​

sowento has kicked off the development of FlexDyn, a versatile tool for coupled multibody system (MBS) simulation for Onshore, Bottom Fixed, and Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT). It is a new structural dynamics module for the well-known OpenFAST software by United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). FlexDyn allows an elastic modelling of the substructure …

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CROWN Project: Motion Reduction of a Concrete Reduced-draft spar for the Offshore floating Wind iNdustry

The official name of the CROWN project is “Motion Reduction of a Concrete Reduced-draft spar for the Offshore floating Wind iNdustry” which highlights the main aspects that are considered in the project: The consortium is working to reduce the motion of the floating platform by different technologies and approaches.  Floating wind turbines are a fascinating development in …

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Press release: German-French research project for deep-water offshore wind energy – VAMOS/FLOATEOLE

VAMOS/FLOATEOLE is launched to further reduce the cost of floating offshore wind! Offshore wind is taking the next step: floating foundations for deeper waters are becoming a tested and proven technology. How can we further reduce their cost to accelerate their deployment? A good understanding of floating offshore wind turbines is essential to decrease the …

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Press release: New Project for the Offshore Floating Wind Industry

New Project CROWN for the Offshore Floating Wind Industry has recently started focusing on  different methodologies of motion reduction of floating platforms for the Offshore floating wind industry. Seaplace, University of Stuttgart, and sowento have started a new joined project CROWN. CROWN is a common project funded by EUREKA, which is an initiative to strengthen …

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Press release: Second Goldwind project on lidar-assisted control successfully finalized

The second cooperation project of sowento and Goldwind ended which has focused on the realization of lidar-assisted control for Goldwind’s wind turbines. Last month, the second cooperation project of sowento and Goldwind ended which has focused on the realization of lidar-assisted control for Goldwind’s wind turbines. The sowento team has investigated the different aspects of …

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