DNVKema sets floating standard

The recently-deployed VolturnUS floating turbine may be the shape of things to come

The recently-deployed VolturnUS floating turbine may be the shape of things to come

DNVKema, the energy arm of classification body DNV, is set to unveil a new floating wind turbine design standard developed over the last three years, which it hopes will lay the groundwork for future deepwater leasing in UK waters and worldwide.

The joint industry project, with 10 participating companies, aims to spur progress in floating offshore wind through a framework for best practices and technical requirements, plus producing guidance for design, construction and in-service inspection.

“The whole aim of the standard is to really make the floating wind turbine design as slim and cost-effective as possible,” Johan Sandberg, head of renewable energy at DNVKema and project sponsor, tells Recharge. “Where we see some companies trying to use shipping standards for instance, it doesn’t always work.”

Sandberg says he was concerned that Japan, Log in to read complete article.

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