STEP4WIND

Novel deSign, producTion and opEration aPproaches for floating WIND turbine farms

STEP4WIND is a European Industrial Doctorate programme, granted under the H2020 Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network initiative (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019, grant agreement 860737 ). The programme runs between April 2020 and March 2024 and will deliver 10 PhD degrees, in joint supervision and training between the public and private sectors. The main objective is to address both technological and economical challenges related to the development of floating offshore wind farms.

News

STEP4WIND Autumn school

For the first time since the start of the project, all our ESRs met in person at the Autumn School organised by Politecnico di Milano.

Participation in an International Autumn School

ESR 3 Deepali Singh, and ESR 10 Omar Ibrahim had the opportunity to participate in-person for the first time in the International …

Support of the OffshoreWind4Kids initiative

Some of our staff and PhDs attended the event in Scheveningen on 19 Septemnber 2021 and helped kids and families build small-scale …

Participation in the ECFD4 workshop

The team members participated in the ECFD4 workshop.

Kick-off meeting with the early-stage researchers

The kick-off meeting for the early-stage researchers was held remotely on 16 February. Representatives of all the beneficiaries and …

Training

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Open Science

Overview: This course is a MOOC given by TU Delft and is therefore accessible to a wide audience. More information can be found here …

Big data management

Overview: This course will cover all aspects related to data collection, management, analysis, visualisation, and sharing. Example of …

Build your start-up

Overview: This course will be delivered in collaboration with Yes!Delft. It will give the ESRs a hands-on experience with building …

Wave tank experiments

Overview: The workshop will teach offshore hydrodynamics applied to offshore wind turbine foundations (fixed and floating). Lectures …

Autumn school

Overview: The Autumn school took place at Lake Como on 4-8 October 2021. The programme included lectures on: atmosphere physics and …

Winter school

Overview: This school will focus on social, economic and environmental impact of offshore wind. Emphasis will be on the regional …

Risk considerations for the commercialisation of floating wind turbines

Overview: ORE Catapult will present its methodology for risk management of FOWTs (including risks into some costs parameters), the …

Design, manufacturing and testing of wind turbine blades

Overview: The goal is to provide a strong practical understanding of the context that underpins wind blade innovation. The PhD …

From a PhD to a career in industry

Overview: Topics are: tools for a successful transition from academia to industry (networking, industry involvement, soft-skills); …

Intellectual Property Right

Overview: The workshop will be divided into two parts and will be organised with the technology transfer officer at TU Delft and the …

Scientific writing and presentation skills

Overview: The event will include a practical seminar on technical reporting, scientific writing, and how to use theatrical techniques …

The Doctoral Training Network

Early-stage researchers

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Likhitha Ramesh Reddy

PhD student (ESR1)

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Ricardo Amaral

PhD student (ESR2)

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Deepali Singh

PhD student (ESR3)

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Matteo Baudino Bessone

PhD student (ESR4)

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Felipe Novais

PhD student (ESR5)

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Alejandro del Toro

PhD student (ESR6)

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Huzaifa Syed

PhD student (ESR7)

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Rahul Chitteth Ramachandran

PhD student (ESR8)

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Omer Khalid

PhD student (ESR9)

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Omar Ibrahim

PhD student (ESR10)

Supervisory team

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Axelle Viré

Associate Professor, Project Coordinator

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Julie Teuwen

Assistant Professor

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Michiel Zaaijer

Assistant Professor

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Marco Belloli

Full Professor Applied Mechanics

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Sara Muggiasca

Researcher

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Cian Desmond

Research Fellow

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Paul Deglaire

Team lead

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Alex Loeven

Head of rotor performance - Offshore

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Bastien Duboc

Scientifc Software Engineer

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Juliette Coussy

Engineer

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Kasper Laugesen

Advanced engineer

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Laurent Beaudet

Engineer

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Tomas Flanagan

R&D Director

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Daniel Milano

Engineer

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Ellen Jump

Project Engineer

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Hamish Macdonald

Engineer

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John Walker

Project Engineer

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Roberts Proskovics

Team Lead - Turbines / Technical Lead - Floating Wind

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Will Brindley

Research Engineer

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Erik-Jan De Ridder

Team leader Renewable Energy

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Katherine Dykes

Head of Section

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Pierre Bénard

Assistant Professor

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Amy Robertson

Principal Engineer

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Garrett Barter

Senior Analyst

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Thomas Choisnet

Chief Technology Officer

Advisory Board

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Ilmas Bayati

Senior Consultant

Administrative support

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Oana Schippers-Trifan

Project manager

Recent Publications

Two-dimensional numerical simulations of vortex-induced vibrations for a cylinder in conditions representative of wind turbine towers

This paper uses numerical simulations to study vortex-induced vibrations of a two-dimensional cylinder in the transverse direction …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

A low computational framework for testing closed-loop wind farm controllers

ESR presentation

Aerodynamics of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Undergoing Large Motions

ESR presentation

Application of robotics for floating wind operations and maintenance (O&M) - A review

ESR presentation

Coupling Green Hydrogen Production and Transportation with Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Farms - A Review

ESR presentation

Feature Selection and Model Reduction for the Design of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

ESR presentation

Outreach

Outreach event building floating wind turbines at the beach

Outreach event at Scheveningen beach

Project featured in a special report

Special report in the Innovation Platform magazine

Project Coordinator interviewed for the Dutch magazine KIJK

Challenges of floating offshore wind turbines

Omar Ibrahim featured as MSCA Fellow of the Week

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions feature

Project Coordinator interviewed by New Energy for Europe

Floating offshore wind and green hydrogen.

Deliverables

D5.2 - STEP4WIND newsletters

The newsletters are available at the following hyperlinks Newsletter 1 and Newletter 2

D4.1 - Training guide and plan

The training guide and plan gives an overview of the training activities within the project.

Contact

  • Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft,