Metrology for enhanced reliability and efficiency of wind energy systems

Project: EU project

Project Details


Supporting capacity wind energy expansion by enabling more reliable and efficient drivetrain components.        
Mechanical components of wind energy systems (WES) are exposed to the highest loads. Torques of up to 20 MN m act on the blades and are transmitted to the drivetrain components. Reliable verification of manufacturing tolerances is a critical part of quality assurance.
Project develops a range of new measurement capabilities that improves WES component lifetimes and production reliability, leading to more reliable, efficient, and quieter power plants.
VTT MIKES performs form measurements on shafts and bearings, measurements on surface texture of involute gear flanks and develop traceable measurements for bearing and rotor geometry.
Call 2019: Metrology for Energy
This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Effective start/end date1/09/2031/08/23

Collaborative partners

  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • Danish National Metrology Institute (DFM) (Project partner)
  • National Metrological Institute (INRIM) (Project partner)
  • Newcastle University (Project partner)
  • Aalto University (Project partner)
  • Aarhus University (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (Project partner)
  • ABB Oy (Project partner)
  • Hexagon Metrology GmbH (Project partner)
  • Mitutoyo CTL Germany GmbH (Project partner)
  • Moventas Gears Oy (Project partner)
  • NCMT Ltd (Project partner)
  • Oy SKF Ab (Project partner)
  • Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Project partner)
  • Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • wind energy systems