From local expertise to global delivery capacity: modular design enables project sponsors to strike the best balance.
The WindFloat® modular design allows for serialized manufacturing by a variety of local and global companies, enabling industrialized supply chains that strike the right balance between local content, cost, and schedule.
Local onshore assembly and several options for loadout of the WindFloat® into the water reduces risk and cost.
The resulting flexibility ensures that industrial-scale solutions exist for commercial projects in every market.
The WindFloat® is built from three subcomponent modules: columns, truss elements, and damping plates.
The low requirements for final assembly enable individual modules that can be manufactured separately by a variety of local and global companies, enabling industrialized supply chains that strike the right balance between local content, cost, and capabilities.
Final assembly of WindFloat® units involves the positioning of the columns, truss connections, final painting/outfitting, pre-commissioning, and loadout. Every effort is made to simplify the interfaces between components to minimize final assembly time, with modules painted and equipped in advance.
While the final assembly operations are real-estate intensive, they can be performed at open-air facilities with limited requirements beyond space, bearing capacity, and quayside suitable for loadout, of which many suitable locations are available worldwide.
The flexible assembly process promotes local fabrication and assembly: by using facilities near the project's final site to perform WindFloat® unit assembly, project sponsors may optimize the supply chain and achieve greater control over the production flow, generating economies of scale, and accelerating production and deployment.
Alternatively, WindFloat® units can be shipped fully assembled from the final assembly yard to the wind turbine installation port.
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