The consortium consists of eight partners. The picture above shows the nationality of the different partners.

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
The Technical University of Denmark is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. The previous Wind Energy Division of Risø DTU – now part of DTU Wind Energy, has undertaken basic research, teaching and commercial activities in all aspects of wind energy since the mid-1970’s. DTU Wind Energy is the world’s largest public research institute for wind energy. The department counts 240 staff members with a strong portfolio of national and international research projects. The department is internationally recognized as being in the forefront of wind energy technology, and has provided a major part of the wind energy research in Denmark. Wind power control is a core area of research for DTU Wind Energy.

Garrad Hassan & Partners Ltd (GH) is a company owned by DNV GL Group AS. GH contributes technical advisory services and software products related to renewable energy to the Energy Business Area of DNV GL. Major activities include technical due diligence services for wind and solar farm developers and investors, design support services to wind & tidal turbine manufacturers, and wind farm operational support. The company also provides software tools for renewable energy device design, array layout design and asset operation.

For the purposes of the project, GH will also make use of the expertise of employees of other companies affiliated to GH and wholly owned by DNV GL Group AS, including Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services GmbH which is the leading wind energy certification agency, and DNV GL AS, DNV KEMA Ltd. and KEMA NL BV which play a leading role in electrical system and grid integration issues. GH will followingly be mentioned with the short name DNV to summarise all the activities of the company and it’s affiliated within this project.

Equinor is an international energy company with operations in 40 countries. Building on more than 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, Equinor is committed to accommodate the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. The operations cover a wide area from oil&gas, carbon trade, technology developments and innovations to sustainable energy development investments. Equinor has applied its oil and gas experiences to develop the offshore wind technology (e.g. Floating Hywind) and has successfully installed and operated Sheringham Shoal wind farm (317 MW, 88 units of 3.6 MW) since August, 2012. Equinor with other partners are preparing to launch Dudgeon wind farm and to meet the challenges of Dogger Bank wind farms. 

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE)
ORE is a leading, independent, cross-disciplined research and development platform serving utility companies, developers, manufacturers and investors in new energy technologies. In partnership with industry, ORE is achieving new breakthroughs in the design, deployment and commercialisation of renewable energy technologies, shaping the future through innovation.  ORE encompasses a range of research, testing and development facilities across the spectrum of energy industries. A specialised team of technical and engineering consultants with a wide range of practical experience work to support the development and testing facilities at ORE, helping to bridge the gap between innovation and commercialisation.

Siemens Wind Power (SWP)
Siemens Wind Power (SWP) is a leading wind turbine manufacturer founded in Denmark in 1979. The company has a long track record on wind turbines ranging from 30 kW up to 7 MW. SWP is the world leading offshore wind turbine supplier and was also one of the pioneers in the offshore business. The first SWP offshore wind park was erected in 1991 in Denmark. SWP is considered as one of the quality and technology leaders in the wind power business. SWP is a global company and supplies wind turbines globally. 

SINTEF Energy Research is engaged in contract research in the national and international markets. Its R&D activities are focused on the development of solutions for electricity generation and transformation, distribution and end-use of energy, onshore and offshore/subsea. The Energy Systems department will be responsible for this project. This department is heavily involved in different analyses and projects related to power electronics, power systems, reliability, with a strong track record on research for offshore wind power, especially operation and maintenance, grid connection and controls. SINTEF Energy Research has a staff of about 250.

University of Leuven (KUL)
University of Leuven boasts a rich tradition of education and research that dates back six centuries. It is currently by far the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure. KUL conducts fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines with a clear international orientation. In the Times Higher Education ranking KUL is ranked as the 17th European university, while in the Reuters Top 100 of the World’s most innovative institutions, KUL is listed as the second European university. Leuven participated in over 540 highly competitive European research projects (FP7, 2007-2013), ranking sixth in the league of HES institutions participating in FP7. In Horizon 2020, KUL currently has been approved 101 projects.

Vattenfall (VF)
The Vattenfall Group is one of Europe's largest generators of electricity.  The company is 100 percent owned by the Swedish state with headquarters in Stockholm.  Main products are electricity, heat and gas. In electricity and heat, VF works in all parts of the value chain: generation, distribution and sales.  A strong strategic focus on renewables has made VF one of the largest wind power developers and operators in Europe with more than 1.000 operating turbines in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, and the UK. The electricity generation from wind power exceeds 6 TWh annually (2015) – a volume that has approximately tripled over the past five years and will continue growing fast based on a solid pipeline of onshore and offshore construction projects.
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