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New standard will increase confidence in floating offshore wind turbines – DNV KEMA

02 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments
New standard will increase confidence in floating offshore wind turbines – DNV KEMA
 

DNV KEMA has released a new standard for floating offshore wind turbine structures which it says will give the nascent floating-turbine sector the confidence to continue its development to commercial maturity.

DNV KEMA, the energy arm of DNV, believes the new standard will help accelerate the development of a new generation of floating offshore wind turbines by establishing design requirements for the floating structure and related systems.

“As demand for wind energy increases, we predict offshore deployments will continue to move into deeper waters and, consequently, there’s a need to establish design standards that will help ensure safety, reliability, and confidence in future wind turbines,” says Johan Sandberg, head of renewable energy at DNV KEMA, Norway.

“To that end, the new standard, developed as a Joint Industry Project (JIP) with 10 participating companies, aims to spur progress in floating offshore wind through a framework for best practices and technical requirements, plus producing guidance for design, construction and in-service inspection.

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