Concerted Action Presentation
The Background of CE-IGT
The Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) industry
in the power range up to 50 MW has a key role in both decentralised
electricity production and supply in the future.
The present research activities related
to gas turbine technology in Europe are mainly undertaken on a national
The European research effort as it stands
today can be described as no more than a simple addition
of the efforts of the Member States and the European
Due to this fragmentation, isolation and
compartmentalisation of national research efforts and systems, and the disparity of
regulatory and administrative systems, a common purposive definition
of research areas is hindered.
Research activities, knowledge’s,
experiences in the gas turbine industry and research institutions
needs to be bundled up.
Additionally, efforts must be focused on
the dominant problems to be solved in order to enable European
industrial gas turbines industry to maintain and possibly increase
its share of the market whilst meeting the strategic priorities of
Objective and Approach
The principle idea of this project is to
define and recommend European Centres of Excellence as a platform
for a European Research Area related to industrial gas turbines
The objectives of the project
- Identify technology gaps and barriers
that need to be overcome to enable industrial gas turbine to
become the most efficient, clean and reliable power source of the
- Establish clearly defined research
fields, conduct an unbiased and objective survey to find the best
appropriate research institutions in these fields, and recommend
them as Centres of Excellence (CE).
- Define and initiate in clusters
European research projects where the CE will play an essential
To achieve these objectives, four work
packages (WP) have been constructed:
- WP1 is related to overall management,
which also provides the basic infrastructure, needed to conduct
- WP2 will be the centre for
communication and dissemination of information. This includes
arranging workshops and construction and operation of CE-IGT web
Based on clearly defined (in the CE-IGT
Guidelines) criteria, the evaluation procedure will then be
conducted based on
questionnaires and on-site visits.
- WP4 will identify key problems that
need to be solved to validate the technologies being developed in
order to meet the strategic priorities in the EU. The technical
barriers defined in WP4 will then addressed in clusters with the
goal of initiating joint European projects where the defined CE
will play an essential role.
Expected Impacts of
The expected impacts and results will be
more co-ordinated European research activities through the creation
of CE related to the IGT technology.
It will also provide the base fro future
high quality European research projects.
This concerted action will enable the
European IGT industry to concentrate on priority research areas in
which EU action can add the greatest possible value to improve the
competitive position of the European IGT