Flowocean has developed a patented design for floating offshore wind power plants that can make floating offshore wind power cost-effective. The innovative structure allows for a significant weight reduction compared to state of the art floating offshore wind power. The design incorporates a plug and play feature, which reduces the construction costs and increases the mobility of the unit, a great advantage in case there are changes in demand or the local grid would require it.
Reliable and sustainable power generation with the key features:
Plug & play
Innovative plug & play feature. The FLOW units are fully manufactured and tested in a shipyard, leaving the time of installation at sea to a
minimum. No special vessels are required and installation can be done in high seas. In case of major overhaul, the FLOW units can easily be towed back to shipyard for repair.
Soft & Flexible
Flowocean is humble towards and embraces the harsh weather conditions at sea. Our sub-structure interacts with the forces from waves and winds in a soft and flexible way, resulting in high reliability and long operating life time.
We believe that weight is a major cost driver throughout the entire cost structure, both for Capex and Opex. Flowocean has significantly managed to lower the weight compared to most state of art floating solutions.
The FLOW units are highly standardised with all sub-systems well proven allowing for further increased cost efficiency when built in large numbers and installed in large wind farms. Inter-array wind farm cabling and mooring systems are shared between the units, thus lowering the total Capex per installed MW.
Proven technology, innovative design
Flow technology is a optimal combination of Tension Leg Platform(TLP) and Semi-Submersible. This gives the Flow unit the benefits of both
principles and allows the unit to be robust, light and cost-effective. By using two smaller turbines on the same platform the FLOW solution have the
advantages over one larger with same total rated power:
- Lower cost per installed MW
- Shorter wakes
- Lower technology risk using two smaller, proven WTG:s than one larger unproven WTG