POTENTIAL OF FLOATING WIND

As part of 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

General willingness for growth of new energies contribution in mix including wind.

Offshore wind as a main renewable energy source in the years to come

  •  – Exponential growth
  •  – Main sources in the USA, Europe, and Japan
  •  – Governmental support

Floating wind fully triggers this potential, with 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 in floating (CarbonTrust, 2015)
  •  – Huge potential: 280+ GW @ max 50km from shore (FEE, 2016, BearingPoint 2016)
 
 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BOTTOM FIXED AND FLOATING

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

  •  – First, on a foundation anchored in the seabed. This solution can be realized up to a seabed not exceeding 50 to 70 meters.
  •  – Secondly, on a floating foundation simply connected to the seabed by anchoring lines in order to keep the assembly in position. It can be installed from 25 meters and without depth limit.
Eolfien flottant Dietswell Trussfloat t8-1

NECESSITY OF GOING AFLOAT

Impacts more limited

  •  – Noise and visual impacts
  •  – Very limited sea bed impacts even in complicated soils
  •  – Easy installation and decommissioning

Better Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) potential

Increased competitiveness over the years vs. grounded and onshore wind

  •  – Access to deepest water depths + Better wind quantity and quality (>8 m/s)
  •  – Limited installation costs
  •  – Fit for growth in turbines power
  •  – More predictable source of energy