Systems and engineering consultancy, Frazer-Nash, and German wind energy research institute, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Bremerhaven to work together to provide their 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 says:
“Fraunhofer IWES has a deep understanding of wind turbine systems, and specific expertise and capability in wind turbine performance, sensing, monitoring and reliability strategies; while 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 and Technical Director Professor Jan Wenske comments:
“The cooperation with Frazer-Nash allows us to bundle the experiences of both parties. Frazer-Nash’s asset management practice complements Fraunhofer IWES’ deep understanding of turbine system operation, reliability control and our extensive validation services. Together we strive for the greatest added value and aim at sharing and elaborating our findings with the wind energy industry.”
Frazer-Nash Renewables Business Manager, Paul Mather adds:
“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.”