The work is a result of the contributions within the DeepWind project which is supported by the European Commission, Grant 256769 FP7 Energy 2010 - Future emerging technologies, and by the DeepWind beneficiaries: DTU(DK), AAU(DK), TUDELFT(NL), TUTRENTO(I), DHI(DK), SINTEF(N), MARINTEK(N), MARIN(NL), NREL(USA), STATOIL(N), VESTAS(DK) and NENUPHAR(F). The report discuss the design considerations for offshore wind turbines, both in general and specifically for Darrieus-type floating turbines, as is the focus of the DeepWind project. The project is considered in a North Sea environment, notably close to the Norwegian South West coast, at the site of the Hywind demonstration project. The report summarises standard characteristics for the North Sea and the Baltic, formulated by earlier EU projects, and compare these to the conditions met at the project site. Comparisons with existing measured met-ocean data are carried out. Similarly scaling considerations from the earlier projects are presented and seen in relation to and contrasted to the needs of the current project.
|Publisher||DTU Wind Energy|
|Number of pages||129|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|