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The main objective of this project is to demonstrate procedures that can quantify the risk of failure, the remaining structural reliability and the maintenance costs upon extending the life of operational wind turbines nearing their end of certified life. These procedures will be based on the level of available data that is recorded, such as, observations from maintenance of different turbines, multi-year inspection records, SCADA records, loads measurements or other measurements collected in a systematic way on turbines approaching end of life. Based on the validated lifetime prediction procedures developed in the project,  recommendations will be made for a new IEC technical specification (TS) on Lifetime extension. 

Expected outcome: 

  • Demonstration of requirements for lifetime extension
  • Validated tools that predict the remaining structural life
  • Recommendations for a new IEC technical specification (standard) on lifetime extension.

The project began November 2017 and will run for 2 years