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Hywind floating wind turbine project

Abstract

The Hywind floating wind turbine concept was developed by StatoilHydro. Technip was awarded the contract for engineering, fabrication and installation of a demonstration unit in May 2008 and the completed wind turbine was installed mid June 2009 at the west coast of Norway on 220 m water depth. The demonstration unit will generate 2,3 MW and is equipped with instrumentation for monitoring mooring forces, strains and motions. The fabrication of the SPAR type steel substructure was performed at Technip Offshore Finland facilities in Pori and was towed horizontally from Finland to Norway, where it was upended to a vertical position by water filling. The completed floating wind turbine was towed vertically to the final location west of Karmoey and connected to the pre-installed three legged anchor system using an Anchor Handling Tug type vessel. The wind turbine test period is scheduled to start in September 2009. Statoil will monitor the performance of the system for two years before decision will be taken for further development. The paper will present the main challenges and lessons learned through design, fabrication and installation of this first of its kind structure. Main emphasis will be on the special challenges experienced for this floating, catenary  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2010
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NEI-NO-1675
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16. underwater technology conference, Bergen (Norway), 06/08/2010--06/09/2010; Other Information: UTC 2010| vp; Conference Literature
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; OFFSHORE OPERATIONS; OFFSHORE SITES; WIND TURBINE ARRAYS; WIND POWER PLANTS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; PETROLEUM; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS
OSTI ID:
993282
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: Rel-TRN: NO1005606; TRN: NO1005619
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE00993282
Submitting Site:
NW
Size:
51 p. pages
Announcement Date:
Nov 26, 2010

Citation Formats

Crome, Tim. Hywind floating wind turbine project. Norway: N. p., 2010. Web.
Crome, Tim. Hywind floating wind turbine project. Norway.
Crome, Tim. 2010. "Hywind floating wind turbine project." Norway.
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title = {Hywind floating wind turbine project}
author = {Crome, Tim}
abstractNote = {The Hywind floating wind turbine concept was developed by StatoilHydro. Technip was awarded the contract for engineering, fabrication and installation of a demonstration unit in May 2008 and the completed wind turbine was installed mid June 2009 at the west coast of Norway on 220 m water depth. The demonstration unit will generate 2,3 MW and is equipped with instrumentation for monitoring mooring forces, strains and motions. The fabrication of the SPAR type steel substructure was performed at Technip Offshore Finland facilities in Pori and was towed horizontally from Finland to Norway, where it was upended to a vertical position by water filling. The completed floating wind turbine was towed vertically to the final location west of Karmoey and connected to the pre-installed three legged anchor system using an Anchor Handling Tug type vessel. The wind turbine test period is scheduled to start in September 2009. Statoil will monitor the performance of the system for two years before decision will be taken for further development. The paper will present the main challenges and lessons learned through design, fabrication and installation of this first of its kind structure. Main emphasis will be on the special challenges experienced for this floating, catenary moored, slender unit which is highly exposed for wind induced forces in addition to current and waves in hostile North Sea environments. (Author)}
place = {Norway}
year = {2010}
month = {Jul}
}