MaREI have collaborated with many leaders in the wind energy industry, including:
•    Mainstream Renewable Power
•    Enerco Energy
•    Acciona
•    Iberdrola
•    EDF
•    Dong
•    Statoil
•    Aerodyn
•    Skysails

Overview

MaREI has an extensive research and publication record in Wind Energy. We are members of the European Academy of Wind Energy, the Irish Wind Energy Association, the European Wind Energy Association and the European Energy Research Alliance’s Joint Program in Wind Energy. Research activities are focused in the following areas:

•    Hydrodynamic design and testing of floating structures/vessels.
•    Operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms
•    Financial modelling to aid front end engineering design of offshore wind farm projects
•    Multi use of marine space
•    Wind characterisation and resource assessment
•    Condition monitoring and fault detection
•    Meteocean condition analysis and assessment
•    Composite material design and testing
•    Numerical and physical modelling of mooring systems
•    Control strategy optimisation
•    Electrical grid integration
•    Social and economic aspects of wind energy generation

ONGOING PROJECTS

    • MARINET 2: Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.
    • LEANWIND: Logistic Efficiencies And Naval architecture for Wind Installations with Novel Developments.
    • AWESCO: Airborne Wind Energy System Modelling, Control and Optimization.
    • Business Models for Community Ownership of Wind Farms: SEAI funded project.

FORMER PROJECTS

    • MARINET: Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.
    • MARINA PLATFORM: Marine Renewable Integrated Application Platform.
    • ORECCA: Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms – Coordination Action.
    • MARIBE: Marine Investment for the Blue Economy.