ABERDEEN – ABS issued an approval in principle to ECO TLP and MOCEAN-Offshore BV for its floating offshore wind turbine support structure.
The design from ECO TLP is said to utilize slip-formed cylindrical concrete hulls and gravity anchors, which, when combined with a tension-leg mooring system, has a smaller footprint than traditional structures using steel column-stabilized hulls.
“ECO TLP simplifies the 250-meter to 2,000-meter floating wind installation process. Looking at both capital and operational expenses, we are an extremely low-cost solution, incorporating available, non-proprietary components and standard local labor support across the globe,” said Nicole Johnson Murphy, CEO, ECO TLP Inc.
The project is now with ABS for the front end engineering design (FEED) phase.