FLOATING WIND

Regarding the energy mix, floating wind has a bright future in which Dietswell's trussfloat will be a major player

Eolfien flottant Dietswell Trussfloat t2

POTENTIAL OF FLOATING WIND

Globally, there is an increased desire for renewable energy contribution in the overall energy production, such as wind harvesting.

Offshore wind should become a main source of renewable energy in the coming years

  • Exponential growth
  • Main sources in the USA, Europe, and Japan
  • Government incentives for conversion

Floating wind will fully trigger this potential, with important development opportunities

  • Busy pre-commercial pipe: 340 MW in 9 projects by 2022 (Wind Europe, 2017; NREL, 2017)
  • Strong perspectives: 80% of offshore wind accessible only with floating structures (CarbonTrust, 2015)
  • Great potential: 280+ GW of potential power in between 50 km at sea and the shore (FEE, 2016, BearingPoint 2016)

POTENTIAL OF FLOATING WIND

Globally, there is an increased desire for renewable energy contribution in the overall energy production, such as wind harvesting.

Offshore wind should become a main source of renewable energy in the coming years

  • Exponential growth
  • Main sources in the USA, Europe, and Japan
  • Government incentives for conversion

Floating wind will fully trigger this potential, with important development opportunities

  • Busy pre-commercial pipe: 340 MW in 9 projects by 2022 (Wind Europe, 2017; NREL, 2017)
  • Strong perspectives: 80% of offshore wind accessible only with floating structures (CarbonTrust, 2015)
  • Great potential: 280+ GW of potential power in between 50 km at sea and the shore (FEE, 2016, BearingPoint 2016)
Eolfien flottant Dietswell Trussfloat t2

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIXED AND FLOATING STRUCTURES

There are two different ways to install a wind turbine at sea:

  • On a foundation built in the seabed. This solution can be accomplished with seafloors up to 50 - 70 meters
  • Alternatively, on a floating structure connected to the seabed with anchoring lines in order to keep the assembly in position. It can be installed anywhere from 25 m of depth onward.
Eolfien flottant Dietswell Trussfloat t8-1

NECESSITY OF GOING AFLOAT

Limited Impacts

  • Little noise and visual pollution
  • Very limited sea bed impacts, even in complex soils

Improved Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE)

Increased competitiveness over time compared to grounded and onshore wind

  • Access to deeper water depths; better wind quantity and quality (>8 m/s) - Reduced installation costs
  • Wind turbine power generation can be increased with technological improvements
  • More predictable source of energy

FLOATING WIND

REGARDING THE ENERGY MIX, FLOATING WIND HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE, IN WHICH DIETSWELL'S TRUSSFLOAT WILL BE A MAJOR PLAYER.

POTENTIAL OF FLOATING WIND

Globally, there is an increased desire for renewable energy contribution in the overall energy production, such as wind harvesting.

Offshore wind should become a main source of renewable energy in the coming years

  • Exponential growth
  • Main sources in the USA, Europe, and Japan
  • Governmental incentives for conversion

Floating wind will fully trigger this potential, with important development opportunities

  • Busy pre-commercial pipe: 340 MW in 9 projects by 2022 (Wind Europe, 2017; NREL, 2017)
  • Strong perspectives: 80% of offshore wind accessible only with floating structures (CarbonTrust, 2015)
  • Great potential: 280+ GW of potential power in between 50 km at sea and the shore (FEE, 2016, BearingPoint 2016

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIXED AND FLOATING STRUCTURES

There are two different ways to install a wind turbine at sea:

  • On a foundation built in the seabed. This solution can be accomplished with seafloors up to 50 - 70 meters
  • Alternatively, on a floating structure connected to the seabed with anchoring lines in order to keep the assembly in position. It can be installed anywhere from 25 m of depth onward.

NECESSITY OF GOING AFLOAT

Limited Impacts

  • Little noise and visual pollution
  • Very limited sea bed impacts, even in complex soils

Improved Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) 

Increased competitiveness over time grounded and onshore wind

  • Access to deepest water depths; better wind quantity and quality (>8 m/s) - Limited installation costs
  • Wind turbine power generation can be increased with technological improvements
  • More predictable source of energy

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Théo BOUREZ

Buisness Development Engineer