29-03-2017
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Sirris uses its large climatic test chamber for research, test and validation projects of different electro-mechanical systems that need to work in harsh and extreme climatic environments. Next to testing under extremely low temperatures it is now possible to carry out tests in icy conditions, as ice build-up often forms a serious problem in cold climates. 

The facility was opened in 2012 and in the beginning it was...

29-03-2017
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The IEA Wind Task 19 expert group has recently published two cold climate wind energy reports, which are now available for free.

Wind energy in cold climates (encompassing both low temperatures and icing climates) is expanding rapidly with an amazing 12 GW/year rate, equivalent of 4,000 large 3 MW wind turbines. This large market has some special challenges, especially regarding atmospheric icing conditions leading to...

29-03-2017
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Is your business involved in the offshore energy industry or do you want to discover the options of developing innovative products and services for your company? The new Innovative Business Network (IBN) for offshore energy will provide the support you need to develop your offshore wind, wave and tidal power innovation project. Sirris takes the lead.

Offshore power is a growth market with a large potential for export for...

06-03-2017
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This session, which takes place on 20 April at Greenbridge Oostende, about digitalisation in the offshore wind energy sector will join players from the ICT industry - more specifically internet-of-things, IoT - and offshore energy players to reveal their mutual synergies. OWI-Lab and some project partners will also be present to contribute in function of the VIS-OWOME project.

Digital innovation can play an important role in reducing production costs in the offshore energy industry....