New technologies “full-conversion” to increase energy density and power-cost ratio in offshore wind generation


To develop a power conversion system scalable and modular based on conversion units of 4 - 4.5 MW for Full Converter (FC) grid connections, minimizing the necessary investment cost for offshore wind power in low voltage (LV) up to 9 MW, ensuring the quality of the energy injected into the grid.

EEA Grants

In the period 2009-14, the EEA Grants support 86 programmes in 16 countries in Europe. The EEA Grants are available to the 13 EU member countries that joined the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2004, 2007 and 2013 as well as Greece, Spain and Portugal. The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The three countries contribute to the grant scheme according to their size and economic wealth. Of the €993.5 million set aside for the 2009-14 period, Norway represents around 94%, Iceland close to 5% and Liechtenstein just over 1%. The decision-making body of the EEA Grants is the Financial Mechanism Committee, which is composed of representatives of the Foreign Ministries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Areas of support

At least 30% of the funding is allocated to environmental protection, climate change measures and renewable energy. Improving energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewables in energy use is a key objective of the Grants. Funding backs projects to improve energy efficiency, develop energy efficiency initiatives for small businesses and increase renewable energy production. Curbing marine pollution, improving environmental monitoring and preserving biodiversity are also important priorities for the EEA Grants. NGO programmes worth €158 million are set up in all beneficiary countries of the EEA Grants. The funds are intended to promote a viable democratic system and respect for vulnerable groups, such as the Roma. The project NEW TECHNOLOGIES "FULL-CONVERSION" TO INCREASE ENERGY DENSITY AND POWER-COST RATIO IN OFFSHORE WIND GENERATION belongs to the area Climate change and renewable energy, specifically Renewable energy.

Partnership with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

NTNU - Trondheim

During the research and design for the combination of converters, Ingeteam Power Technology will count with the invaluable collaboration of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

NTNU is among the international leaders in electrical power engineering research, notably in the areas of energy technologies, energy consumption (control, management, optimization) and energy planification.

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