We founded flucto to enhance renewable energy generation with sensors, gadgets and software.
Both of us worked on research projects dealing with the installation of offshore wind turbines, where we experienced the industry's challenges: big components that strongly move due to wind and wave and deciding when to install and when to wait for better weather.
We developed an installation monitoring system that tracks wind turbine components in real time and provides this information to offshore personnel such that they can make smarter decisions. Instead of using only weather limits, installers can use the system to set movement limits for the components. The installation monitoring system will be launched in the end of 2021.
Flucto also provides consulting for wind turbine installation projects.
We have monitored wind turbine installations, worked on setting weather limits and conducted process simulations. Aljoscha and Andreas have published on offshore installation and are regular speakers on international offshore conferences.
Academic publications on offshore installation
Sander, A., Haselsteiner, A. F., Barat, K., Janssen, M., Oelker, S., Ohlendorf, J.-H., & Thoben, K.-D. (2020). Relative motion during single blade installation: Measurements from the North Sea. In Proc. 39th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2020). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Preprint available: researchgate
Sander, A., Meinhardt, C., & Thoben, K.-D. (2020). Monitoring of offshore wind turbines under wave and wind loading during installation. In Proc. 11th International Conference on Structural Dynamics (EURODYN 2020). Athens, Greece. Preprint available: researchgate
Haselsteiner, A. F., Ohlendorf, J.-H., Oelker, S., Ströer, L., Thoben, K.-D., Wiedemann, K., … Lehmann, S. (2019). Lifting wind turbine components from a floating vessel: A review on current solutions and open problems. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 141(5), 050801–1 to 050801–050812. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042385
ESA Business Incubator
We are a proud member of ESA BIC Northern Germany.
University of Bremen
Working on a research project that we conducted at Uni Bremen's Institute for Integrated Product Development (BIK) inspired us to found flucto. We are very grateful for all the support we received from University of Bremen.