Tsubasa Windfarm Design, Fraunhofer IWES and Kobe University started collaborating

Press release /

The three cooperation partners joined for offering the highest level of offshore windfarm design service for Japanese offshore projects.

Tsubasa Windfarm Design (TWD), Fraunhofer IWES and Kobe University have teamed up together and started collaborating in offering the highest level of offshore windfarm design service for Japanese offshore projects. 

Fraunhofer IWES is specialized in offshore layout optimization and has been actively developing ist own highly accurate wake models which take into account atmospheric stability conditions. 

Prof. Dr. Teruo Ohsawa from Kobe University is the leading expert and has over 15 years of experience in using the weather research and forecasting model (WRF) for predicting Japan‘s offshore wind conditions. Dr. Ohsawa was also the technical head responsible for the national offshore wind speed map project.* 

"This collaboration allows us to implement the best methods of wind field variational analysis in space and time on advanced optimization methods“, says Dr. Bernhard Stoevesandt, Head of Department Aerodynamics, CFD and Stochastic Dynamics of Fraunhofer IWES. "Even as the wind conditions are strongly influenced by the land sea transition in many cases, the expected yield in Japan is quite promising“.

The partners have already evaluated wind farm designs for major players in the Japanese market such as Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), SB-Energy and Japan Renewable Energy (JRE).

"It is a great example of how research and industry can work hand in hand to foster future development to produce highly efficient offshore windfarms“, says Graham Li from TWD.   

* (NeoWins: http://app10.infoc.nedo.go.jp/Nedo_Webgis)

Contact persons:

Tsubasa Windfarm Design (TWD)
Graham Li 
Sungawa Cho 4-62-8
Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
Phone: +81 80 2379 2899
Email: graham@twd-wind.com

Tsubasa Windfarm Design specialises in complex terrain windfarm design. The company also develops wind data anlaysis software and performs turbine inspection. The company has been providing its comprehensive services to developers, turbine manufacturers and financial institutions since 2012.

Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES
Dr. Bernhard Stoevesandt
Head of Departement Aerodynamics, CFD andstochastic Dynamics
Küpkersweg 70, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)441 798 5011
Email: bernhard.stoevesandt@iwes.fraunhofer.de

Fraunhofer IWES ensures investments in technological developments in the field of wind energy through its validation services. By operating large test rigs, it accelerates the market introduction of innovative products, enhances certification processes and increases planning security by using state-of-the-art measurement techniques. Fraunhofer IWES employs around 220 scientists and administrative staff and more than 80 students at five sites: Bremerhaven, Hanover, Bremen, Hamburg and Oldenburg.