Nekkar has been awarded a NOK 21m (€2.1m) grant from Innovation Norway to progress with a specialization event that could significantly cut fees and environmental footprint related to wind turbine installations.
The answer – known as the Skywalker – uses energetic heavy compensation derived from offshore lifting programs mixed with digital options that enable remote-controlled and automatic options.
Neckar’s head of government, Preben Liltweed, said: “Our calculations show that Skywalker can significantly cut the time, cost and environmental footprint associated with the installation of wind generators.”
The agency is working with an unnamed main wind turbine authentic gear manufacturer (OEM) and Fred Olson Renewables with academic support to develop the Skywalker.
Skywalker’s design and expertise allow for a managed height that can perform heavy hundreds of tasks and achieve a greater height than current crane options.
In addition, Skywalker minimizes the environmental impact of installing wind generators by reducing the footprint in nature and CO2 emissions from transportation.
Also, it is being developed as a zero emission system.
Neckar Matte Harv, Head of Renewable Energy, said: “Skywalker is a fine example of how we leverage our strong heritage inside oil and gasoline to create disruptive choices for sustainable industries.
“The collaboration with Wind Turbine OEMs and Fred Olsen Renewables ensures that the improvement work is fully aligned with the value chain needs of the wind power business,”
Over time the cost of electricity produced by wind generators has been reduced to an extent where wind generators are immediately suitable for every other supply of electricity.
The principle driver of this price discount is the definite improvement in wind turbine measurement and resultant energy output.
Normal Crane Applied Science in line with Neckar will not be capable of very large onshore wind generators.
Fred Olsen Renewables Enterprise Developer Gout Tjenswoll said: “The Skywalker is smaller and requires far less housekeeping than the various set up options equivalent to Sail Crane, meaning the environmental footprint on the terrain is equally low.
“This is essential for us, especially for onshore wind correction on mountain websites in Scandinavia.
“Additionally, it is essential for us to conduct in-house exercises with respect to our wind correction initiatives, which is why we began the collaboration and got involved with the Skywalker mission.”
Another goal of Skywalker is to allow wind generators to be installed in locations where it is not currently virtually or economically viable to develop wind farms.
According to Nekkar, the expertise also allows it to be installed in stronger winds than immediately and can reduce the entire set up time for wind farm owners.
Subsequent variations of the Skywalker expertise will be used to install each of the bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind generators, without diversifying the generators.
Nekkar’s enterprise aims to inherit world-class engineering, electrification, automation, and digitization capability and the legacy from the drilling business at Kristiansand is the DNA within the firm’s digital options enterprise space.
Nekkar aims to use this potential as a lever to develop disruptive applied science that can make high-growth business sectors – the equivalent of renewable energy – more sustainable, productive and meaningful.