NOWITECH - Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology
The objective of NOWITECH is to conduct pre-competitive research, thus laying a foundation for industrial value creation and cost-effective offshore wind farms. The emphasis is on deep-sea (30 m+) including bottom-fixed and floating wind turbines.
NOWITECH’s work focuses on technical challenges, and the centre has a strong PhD and post-doctoral programme: Integrated numerical design tools for novel offshore wind energy concepts. Energy conversion systems using new materials for blades and generators. Novel substructures (bottom-fixed and floaters) for offshore wind turbines. Grid connection and system integration of large offshore wind farms. Operation and maintenance strategies and technologies. Assessment of novel concepts by numerical tools and physical experiments. The total budget (2009-2017) is in excess of NOK 320 million / EUR 38 million / USD 50 million cofunded by the Research Council of Norway and NOWITECH partners.