Holo Lens digital twin application

Image showing a pair hands overlayed with augmented reality graphics.

Within NorthWind, we defined digital twin as a virtual representation of a physical asset and its applications, including real-time prediction, optimisation, monitoring, control, and improved decision making. Furthermore, we adapted the capability level scales presented in the DNV GL report to serve as a common understanding within the NorthWind consortium. The capability level will now […]

ConSite Wind – Consensus-based siting of onshore wind energy development

Interface of the ConSite Wind application

ConSite Wind is a Spatial Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis toolbox (S-MCDA) that is useful to build consensus, optimise spatial planning and improve transparent decision-making processes during the planning and licensing phase of wind energy projects. ConSite is designed to perform a combination of modern multi-criteria evaluation and decision analysis techniques for optimal siting of wind-power plants […]

Advanced ancillary services from wind farms

Abstract illustration of wind turbines with network nodes.

Ancillary services are supporting services required by the power system operators to maintain correctfunctionality of the power system. Future power systems with higher share of renewables will be characterised by lower inertia and potentially weaker frequency regulation. Provision of ancillary services from large wind farms will therefore be even more crucial. A virtual synchronous machine […]

COSMO – Computer tool for Optimisation and Simulation of Marine Operations

COSMO is a computer tool designed for analysis of marine operations in the installation phase of an offshore wind farm. It offers a digital representation of the logistical operations of an offshore wind farm, and is designed for early phase planning of offshore wind farm installation, built with a view to: Minimise the total time […]

Hybrid laser-arc welding (HLAW)

Close-up of welding procedure.

One of the most powerful laser welding stations in the Nordic Countries is part of the National research infrastructure for manufacturing, MANULAB, jointly owned by SINTEF and NTNU. In this station we have investigated the influence of several welding parameters in HLAW welding of a thick carbon steel plate, and a first successful weld has […]