Environmental resistance

Wind, waves and currents rule the seas

Why is it important:
  • Ensure long lifetime of assets
  • Design should sustain long term wave conditions
  • Design should not fly away by upward wind forces
Criteria that our product meets:
  • Wave height Hs > 5 m
  • Hurricane proof V > 30 m/s
  • Lifetime Years > 30
How did we solve it:
  • Flexible connected triangles
    • Most cost-efficient structural topology
    • Beneficial behavior for multidirectional waves, which reduces loads
    • Light weight solution due to rigid triangle structure
    • High stability
  • Smart panel layout to reduce wind loads
  • Elevation of platform to avoid wave impacts
  • Offshore grade aluminum

Video above shows how Demonstrator 1 was towed upstream, which is a more severe condition then offshore waves

Mooring layout demonstrator


An efficient mooring layout optimizes space, scaling & costs

Why is it important:
  • Optimal power output of available space at sea
  • Connecting multiple platforms allows for scaling
  • Less mooring lines per plant reduce installation costs
How did we solve it:
  • Low mooring forces due to floater design
  • Mooring around all edges
  • Platforms which can be coupled at sea
  • Based on offshore heritage from floating oil rigs up to modern floating offshore wind solutions

Electrical system

A durable electrical system reduces cost & improves performance

Why is it important:
  • Durability of the electrical system is key for its performance
  • Reduced maintenance costs due to lower OPEX
How did we solve it:
  • Elevated electrical and solar panel system, allow for:
    • Low probability of panel micro cracks due to water impacts
    • No electrical cable fatigue and corrosion due to elevated system
    • COTS modules
  • Effortless electricity connections between platforms
  • Additional power output by cooling effect at sea
  • East west configuration for optimal power output per area

Elevated electrical system

Safe Access and Offshore quality walkways and fences, allow for safe maintenance at sea

Access & Safety

All assets require operations. Safety & ease of use are key

Why is it important:
  • Offshore asset owners require safe operations at sea
  • Offshore Maritime standards
How did we solve it:
  • Offshore elevated & rigid walkways for safe crew access
  • Low motions of platform ensure safety is met even in rough seas
  • Easy and safe access between platforms due to ingenious coupling
  • Low slipping risk ensured by FRP grating
  • Safety fence included on platforms – obvious but overlooked by competition

Low maintenance

In products that need to last decades, maintenance requirements matter

Why is it important:
  • Maintenance on offshore floating plants should be minimized and otherwise be designed for.
How did we solve it:
  • 10-degree tilt allows for self-cleaning
  • Offshore grade corrosion protected aluminium frame ensures system will withstand corrosion for 30+ years
  • Elevated systems allows for low salt deposit on panels
  • Small floater surface area minimizes marine growth
  • Floaters designed to be unburdened by some marine fouling

Open system allows airflow & sunshine

Enviromental impact

While we create clean energy, we want to ensure marine life safety

Why is it important:
  • To have a minimal impact on the ecology the design should minimize air and sun light blockage
How did we solve it:
  • Elevated systems allows for air transmission
  • Open grating allows for sun light transmission below platform

Easy scalability

Rapid growth requires an easily & cost efficiently scalable design

Why is it important:
  • To reduce cost the system should be scalable and easy to assemble
How did we solve it:
  • All parts can be containerized
  • Efficient design allows for part or sub-system manufacturing at suppliers
  • Local Lean Pop-Up factory can handle assembly
    • Design requires simple means of assembly, easily performed local employees
  • Easy installation with small workboats