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Floating Wind Technology

Fixed-bottom Offshore Wind 

Machine Learning in Offshore Wind

Dual Turbines Floater 

Onshore Wind Technology

Digital Twinning Technology

Serene Hamsho

Floating Offshore Wind Technology

Wind power is stronger in the ocean than on land, hence the development of offshore wind in recent years. However, more than 80% of great wind resources are located in deep water where offshore bottom-fixed technology is no longer commercially viable. Leveraging floating offshore technologies from Oil and Gas industry, wind turbines can now be installed on these platforms, which are anchored to the seabed by means of flexible anchors, chains or steel cables. Floating offshore wind, based on floating structures rather than fixed structures, offers new opportunities and alternatives. Basically, it opens the door to sites further offshore by allowing the deployment of wind turbines in larger and deeper offshore areas with higher wind potential.

Offshore wind and AI

Artificial intelligence and big data is becoming as important in cutting offshore wind cost as the large scales of the WTG. AI is able to detect patterns and enhance data in a manner far more sophisticated than humans can do. As the US market gathers momentum, this is the time to understand how Big Data, IoT and AI can be incorporated into the growing US offshore wind sector. Improving productivity of turbines, cables and substations and lowering risk to wildlife and other environmental impacts are only two of many significant benefits.


Fixed-bottom Offshore Wind

About eighty percent of the fixed-bottom foundation structure used worldwide is monopile foundation. Its straightforward fabrication and installation makes it a favorable choice for developers. Gravity based foundation is an attractive low cost material option but its labor cost and ports challenges are yet to be solved. Jacket foundation is another option that includes cheaper materials but high labor costs. Nevertheless, picking the right foundation subject to the geotechnical capacity of the seabed.

Onshore Wind Technology

A space frame is a three-dimensional structure built on struts that are locked together. These structures can accommodate very heavy weights with limited materials and supports. 

It is being introduced with GE's 2.75-120 wind turbine and was demonstrated in a full-scale turbine at GE's prototype site in Tehachapi, Calif. The lattice tower is assembled at wind farm locations and then wrapped in an architectural fabric to provide familiar solid structural aesthetics. The tower improves serviceability with increased space down-tower, maintenance-free bolting system and custom methods and fixtures for efficient installation and dismantling.

T The additional down-tower space allows for storage within the turbine for ease in maintenance, site organization and balance of plant. Parts manufacturing can be automated with the space frame tower to optimize quality control of the structure. 

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TwinWind Technology

Hexicon’s patented TwinWind™ technology is a gamechanger in the offshore wind industry. By utilizing two turbines on one foundation, TwinWind™ enables more power to be produces per sea area when compared to single-turbine systems. This further reduces the levelized cost of energy providing lower electricity prices for consumers whilst minimizing the impact on the environment and surrounding activities. Floating foundations make wind power accessible in deeper waters where the potential is virtually unlimited, and turbines are unnoticeable. The TwinWind™ design is compatible to all the major offshore wind turbine designs and can support turbines ranging from 3MW to 15+MW and beyond, evolving as turbine technologies evolve.

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