Mocean/DBD Systems/Ewind was selected by Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) to conduct a 2 week long wave tank tests on a unique TLP foundation for deep water sites suitable for the Siemens SWT 6.0-154 6MW offshore WTG and other similar WTGs.
The results of the tests conducted on a 1:50 scale model indicate lower than predicted wave induced accelerations and tendon loads and support the development of a practical foundation solution that allow offshore wind farms to capture the highest wind resource in deep water sites with the smallest environmental footprint because the associated gravity anchor requires minimal seabed preparation and the construction/WTG erection uses local labor and materials in safe harbor ports resulting in the shortest open-water installation time.
Mocean Offshore BV- Mocean is an Amsterdam based company which offers hydrodynamic, structural and mechanical engineering services to the offshore industry.
DBD Systems, Inc. – DBD Systems LLC is a U.S. based company that is the originator of patent pending DBD Systems foundations for deep water marine installations.
Press Release, June 12, 2014