Today, 22nd of June at 9.45 am, Jose Ignacio Hormaeche, General Manager of the Basque Energy Cluster has presented DOCC-OFF EMFF project at the WCEF side event on Circular Design for The Sustainability of The Offshore Renewable Energy Sector organized by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency.
Jose Ignacio has explained the main objectives and challenges of DOCC-OFF. Among the challenges, he has underlined the importance of determining and understanding offshore wind turbine failure rates for modeling and reducing O&M costs. Next, the partners of the project have been introduced: Basque Energy Cluster, xabet, Hine, and Sirris.
Last, Jose Ignacio has highlighted some ideas on the contribution of DOCC-OFF to circular economy principles:
- Optimization of the design of components: reduction of materials and improvement of manufacturing techniques.
- Implementation of predictive maintenance programs: higher production of renewable energy and reduction of spare parts and replacements due to fewer failures.