The WindFloat® product portfolio – the WindFloat T and WindFloat F – is developed to achieve exceptional stability while reducing structural weight and to simplify logistics during installation and operation.
The three-column stabilized semi-submersible architecture common to the portfolio has been proven in operations since the first deployment in 2011 and incorporates proprietary performance-enhancing features such as a smart hull trim system for maximum performance.
The WindFloat T, now in its 4th generation, is more modular than ever before, designed to enable maximum automation of sub component fabrication activities.
The patented WindFloat F is a flat-panel, pontoon-based solution which leverages on the 4th generation heritage - including the proven 3-column architecture and improved hull trim system - with established flat panel construction methods.
The WindFloat F is designed for ultra-shallow wind turbine integration in ports as shallow as 9 meters. The additional buoyancy of the pontoons also minimizes column diameter and footprint, creating more options within supply chains.
WindFloat T unit while being towed.
WindFloat T unit while being towed.
We’ve taken proven flat panel architecture, the WindFloat T operational track record, and state-of-the-art numerical models...and extended all of it to the WindFloat F, offering project developers a portfolio of 4th generation products that are bankable from the beginning.
Freedom to choose the best wind turbine for the project, balancing cost and performance: the WindFloat® can host any conventional commercial wind turbine with only software modifications and site-specific tower.
The modular design of WindFloat® products allows fabrication by a variety of local and global companies, enabling industrialized supply chains that strike the right balance between local content, cost, and schedule.
Adjustable passive ballast system allows wind turbine installation and large correctives to be performed at port with conventional land-based cranes. This removes the need for any offshore heavy lifting, increasing personnel safety and vastly reducing cost and weather risk.
WindFloat® products are inherently stable and towed to site by an offshore tug, where they can be connected to the preinstalled mooring system in less than one day.
WindFloat® technology can be deployed in waters from 40 m to well over 1,000 m deep, using conventional mooring components that are commodity-priced, readily available worldwide, and adaptable to many different site conditions.
The WindFloat® portfolio offers excellent motion performance with any turbine and at any site. Available with the WindFloat T and WindFloat F, the smart hull trim system boosts wind turbine performance to harvest the full power of the wind. The system learns from real-world operational experience for continuous improvement, unlocking additional revenue generation.
WindFloat® units use the patented inter-array cable "I-tube" connector for easy connection to the grid. The “I-tube” allows for a unit to be disconnected and removed from the grid for maintenance while power flows uninterrupted between the remaining units.
Floating offshore wind is the most scalable renewable energy with the least environmental impact. Floating offshore wind is key to meeting global decarbonization goals.
WindFloat® technology delivers optimal motion performance for increased power production and revenue generation.
From local expertise to global delivery capacity: modular design enables project sponsors to strike the best balance.
WindFloat® products are fully assembled at port and simply towed to the deployment site, completely removing the need for heavy lifts offshore.
Robust, fully redundant design and excellent accessibility with standard offshore wind vessels maximizes uptime.
Patented inter-array cable "I-tube" connector revolutionizes floating wind farm design and maintenance.
Floating offshore wind development revitalizes coastal economies, enabling the supply chain and creating long-lasting jobs.
The WindFloat® portfolio is designed to have minimum environmental impact, from fabrication to end-of-life decommissioning.
The WindFloat® product portfolio is unlocking offshore wind potential worldwide and allowing projects to harvest the best wind resources.
We use our experience and IP to anticipate the industry’s needs, to continuously improve technology and bring innovative new products to the market, and to create customized solutions for our clients based on our proprietary technologies.
Contact our expert team to learn about how we can support your floating wind project.
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