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IKERLAN is the reference technology partner of companies pushing for the transformation of energy in a renewable and efficient way. Our technological skills in the design and optimisation of electromechanical components, development of control and storage systems and the digitisation and management of assets in the lifecycle provide real solutions to these companies in order to ensure they continue improving this transformation.

Technologies
we develop

Design of power converters.

Electric pitch/yaw systems.

Power management and storage.

ELECTRICAL AND
INTEGRATION SYSTEMS

Design of towers, substructures, hubs, frames and powertrain components.

Design of pitch/yaw bearings.

Structural design of blades.

Design of critical bolted and welded joints.

Design of cooling solutions.

Characterisation of mechanical properties of materials.

DESIGN OF WIND TURBINE
STRUCTURES AND COMPONENTS

Modelling and control for load reduction.

Control strategies for power control and limitation, emergency stops and wind gust detection.

Methodology for tuning wind turbines.

Modelling and control of floating wind turbines.

Control of hydraulic pitch systems.

Intelligent control and fault tolerant control.

CONTROL OF WIND TURBINES
AND WIND FARMS

Development of real time control platforms with certified safety.

Mixed-criticality systems in real time.

Software product line for customised development of control software.

Fieldbus communications.

Human-machine interfaces.

WIND TURBINE MONITORING
AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

Dynamic identification of wind turbines.

Sensorisation, signal acquisition and processing for validation of components and systems.

Algorithms for condition monitoring of structures and components.

Development of test benches for components and systems.

TEST AND VALIDATION.
MONITORING

Smart asset management.

Modelling of reliability and maintenance strategies.

Optimisation of the manufacture and installation of wind turbines.

Life extension.

OPERATIONS AND
MAINTENANCE

Connectivity - Cybersecurity - Big Data

Benefits
of IKERLAN technologies

01

Increase in reliability of onshore and offshore wind farms through cost-optimised components

In order to respond to the growing demand for robustness and the optimised costs of critical components in larger wind turbines or more hostile locations, we design and validate the wind turbines and key components such as bearings, pitch, the orientation system of the nacelle, etc. The aim is to ensure the reliability of the equipment throughout its useful life.

02

Maximisation of efficiency and optimisation of energy generated

We develop intelligent control algorithms (machine learning control) for components, wind turbines and onshore and offshore wind farms that help ensure the optimum performance of the equipment, reducing mechanical loads and complying with the codes for connection to the electricity grid. The condition monitoring systems, based on advanced analytics and the implementation of digital twins allows us to predict the performance of the wind turbine in any operating condition

03

Efficient power management: integrated energy storage solutions

Our experience in the design of power converters and the integration of storage systems enables us to optimise the performance of the wind turbine electronic systems. Furthermore, these technologies help improve wind farm participation in the electricity grid services, allowing the increased penetration of renewables.

04

Cybersecure wind farms

Digitisation is also a reality in the wind energy sector. Based on the real time control systems (hardware and firmware), that use more demanding methodologies in the development of secure software (safety analysis ISO-13849, IEC-62061, IEC-61508), we provide our expertise in connectivity and digital industrial platforms that enable us to have a large amount of data available for optimisation of the operation of the wind turbine, wind farm and fleet. Aspects such as the interoperability, scalability and cybersecurity of the solutions are differentiating attributes on which our technological offer is based.

05

Maximisation of the return on assets during the associated service

The reliability models of the wind farm assets and the advanced strategies for their management enable the useful life of the wind turbines to be optimised in terms of cost, availability and production of energy, making systematic fault analysis and associated risks possible. In this way, the available resources are optimised to ensure reliability during the whole life cycle of the equipment and the necessary resources are assigned for their operation and maintenance.

Contact

On 2-4 April see you at WIND EUROPE, the meeting point for the European wind industry.

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