Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics, and will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!

PO316: Worldwide solution for Ports and Offshore Wind Industry: MOP- ALFOWT a Modular Floating Offshore Platform

Sandrine Bethmont, Business development for Ports and Marine Activities, setec tpi


The mass production of future floating offshore wind turbines, of 15 MW and more, will require construction and maintenance logistics tailored to each floater technology (steel or concrete), each site, each wind farm and each country concerned. These logistics are directly dependent on the port land capacity available for industrial production over the next ten years. However, the port inventory in each country shows a lack of available space, or a lack of adapted infrastructures to answer to the needs of the Offshore wind industry. Projects already submitted to permitting or political decisions need new solutions to limit their risks in terms of schedule and costs. With significant references in floating structures made of pre-stressed reinforced concrete (Monaco seawall, N'Kossa barge in particular), setec tpi wanted to make a major technological contribution to making these large floating offshore wind turbines constructible. In partnership with Safier Ingénierie SAS (SISas), a company renowned for its expertise in naval structures and architecture, hydrodynamics and anchoring, a study has been done to demonstrate the feasibility of modular floating offshore platforms. Based on a principle of structure assembly on water, a Safier ingénierie SAS patent called C2C®, new solutions have been found to make possible the assembling and reinforcement of large scalable concrete caissons on the water, without any contact with the ground or the need for a large amount of port land for the manufacture of the final structure. The idea is also to allow a reproducibility of the individual caissons shape, allowing a complete modularity of the platforms created. A specific towing study has also been performed to allow mutualization of these solutions.

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