Outcomes of the DeepWind Conceptual Design

Uwe Schmidt Paulsen, Michael Borg, Helge Aagaard Madsen , Troels Friis Pedersen, Jesper Henri Hattel, Ewen Ritchie, Carlos Simao Ferreira, Harald G. Svendsen, Petter Andreas Berthelsen, Charles Smadja

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DeepWind has been presented as a novel floating offshore wind turbine concept with cost reduction potentials. Twelve international partners developed a Darrieus type floating turbine with new materials and technologies for deep-sea offshore environment. This paper summarizes results of the 5 MW DeepWind conceptual design. The concept was evaluated at the Hywind test site, described on its few components, in particular on the modified Troposkien blade shape and airfoil design. The feasibility of upscaling from 5 MW to 20 MW is discussed, taking into account the results from testing the Deepwind floating 1 kW demonstrator. The 5 MW simulation results, loading and performance are compared to the OC3-NREL 5 MW wind turbine. Finally the paper elaborates the conceptual design on cost modelling.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Pages (from-to)329-341
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event12th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference, EERA DeepWind'2015 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 4 Feb 20156 Feb 2015


Conference12th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference, EERA DeepWind'2015

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© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license


  • Vertical–axis wind turbine
  • Offshore floating platform
  • DeepWind
  • Aerodynamics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Pultrusion
  • Structural optimization
  • Floater
  • Permanent magnet generator
  • Magnetic bearings
  • Controls
  • Safety
  • Cost models


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