Assessing opportunities in offshore wind platform (FOWP) power generation
CamIn works with early adopters to identify new opportunities enabled by emerging technology.
of CamIn’s project team comprised of leading industry experts
Floating offshore platforms can be used for sites where ocean depths are in excess of 50 metres, opening up more potential sites for power generation. But many questions remain about the best technology approach for floating offshore wind generation.
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Moreover, as an emerging field, there are physics, design and engineering questions that remain unanswered when it comes to floating offshore wind generation. Our client, a construction company, was interested in commercialising the development of floating offshore wind platforms.
As this was outside their area of expertise and because of the large investments involved, the client recognised that working with experts was necessary to determine the best path forward.
CamIn assembled an expert team to develop a comprehensive overview of what designs exist, and an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each of the design concepts. Our team comprised IP specialists and IP analysts, experts in early-stage platforms, and experts in piloting and implementing platforms. Together, the team analysed 50 prototypes for strengths, weaknesses, water depth, project reliability, material and complexity of structure.
Our team produced final assessments of prototypes and identified potential partners and considerations for piloting and implementing offshore wind, as well as a route forward to implementation. Armed with this information, our client was able to move forward with a pilot prototype in floating offshore wind.