Frazer-Nash in the UK and Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems in Germany have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to provide complementary expertise to the wind energy market
Building on their recent experience of delivering projects in partnership, the agreement recognises the combination of competences that the two organisations bring to add value to the offshore wind generation market.
Outlining the benefits that this collaboration will offer the wind sector, Frazer-Nash technical research manager Brian Gribben said, “Fraunhofer IWES has a deep understanding of wind turbine systems, and specific expertise and capability in wind turbine performance, sensing, monitoring and reliability strategies.
“Frazer-Nash has capability in systems engineering and asset management practice, plus experience of deploying digital twins and management tools for in-service high-value energy generation assets. Offered in combination, our joint expertise provides a very powerful proposition for potential clients within the sector.”
Fraunhofer IWES deputy director Professor Jan Wenske said, “Cooperation with Frazer-Nash allows us to bundle the experiences of both parties. Frazer-Nash’s asset management practice complements Fraunhofer IWES’ understanding of turbine system operation, reliability control and validation services.”
Frazer-Nash renewables business manager Paul Mather said, “Working collaboratively, we will be able to help clients with performance analysis, digital asset strategies and implementation, and wind turbine reliability control, maintenance and testing.”