SCHIEDAM, the Netherlands – DNV has completed a concept verification and technical and commercial assessment of GustoMSC’s Tri-Floater, a floating offshore wind turbine foundation.
The Tri-Floater wind turbine foundation is said to be a modular and cost-effective solution for the +15 MW range wind turbines.
DNV’s concept verification confirms the technical feasibility and compliance with the relevant design standards. The Tri-Floater is a triangular semisubmersible with an offshore wind turbine column at the center of one of its sides. The semisub structure is modular and can be tailored to fit any desired wind turbine.
According to GustoMSC, it has good overall performance and has a shallow draft in port, thanks to its arrangement and buoyant damper boxes.
The successfully completed technical and commercial assessment is an overall review of the concept from a ‘bankability’ perspective, taking into account evaluation of the concept with regards to fabrication, transport, installation, and operation phases. The company said the focus of the Tri-Floater design lays on easy manufacturing, optimizing for local and global supply chain, operations and maintenance.
Barend Jenje, Commercial Director Floating Wind, GustoMSC, said: “Having successfully completed DNV’s reviews brings us closer to exploit the potential of floating offshore wind and its key contribution to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
“Thanks to our extensive experience in offshore projects, our involvement in the upcoming floating projects and the combined expertise in NOV, GustoMSC is particularly well-positioned to contribute to the successful development of this new technology.”