Russian partnership to develop arctic wind turbine
A member of Rusnano’s network of nano-centres in Russia has entered into a cooperation agreement with a local university to jointly develop stand-alone energy systems, including a reliable arctic wind turbine of Russian origin.
The Ulyanovsk Center for Technology Transfer LLC (ULNANOTECH) signed the agreement with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology’s (MIPT) Institute of Arctic Technology yesterday at an annual technology forum in Moscow. The cooperation will focus on establishing a unified modern Russian technology platform from independent power production facilities, and the development of the new turbine.
Andrey Redkin, CEO of the Ulyanovsk nanocenter, said that the goal is “to have an arctic wind turbine in Russia to generate wind energy, which will be combined with diesel generation and save the cost of electricity generation in the Arctic and in the North of the Arctic Circle”. He stressed that the need for delivery of diesel fuel for long distances affects electricity prices.
The partners will seek to develop the arctic wind turbine over two or three years. They plan to test the machine first in Yamal and then on the Northern Sea Route, according to Yury Vasiliev, executive director of the Institute of Arctic Technology of MIPT.
Under the terms of the agreement, the MIPT staff will also be involved in the development of educational programmes for the Wind Energy Technologies Department that was jointly established by Ulyanovsk State Technical University and the nanocenter, and for other universities in Russia.