Offshore Wind Design AS can deliver standard suction anchor foundations to offshore wind projects for the floating offshore wind industry. These can also be used as mooring and anchoring of wave energy converters and floating solar systems.
Using the experience and engineering skills from the subsea oil and gas industry, we and our partners can provide engineering, design and calculation support only or a complete EPC delivery for the suction anchor, caissons or pile foundations.
We have also develped our own deep water suction anchor suitable for TLP FOWT with high vertical tension loads.
Our goal in providing the offshore wind products is to innovate, develop and significantly reduce cost on behalf of our clients but also in a safe and reliable manner.
Offshore Wind Design and our partners apply more than 25 years of subsea engineering, design and underwater experience and combine it with our in-depth understanding of the requirement for cost reduction and innovation in the new offshore wind and renewable industry such as wind power and floating solar. We assist in the anchor selection process and have shared mooring solutions for taut, semi-taut and tension leg (TLP) floating wind concepts.
The offshore wind foundations, anchors and mooring are a substantial cost element of the offshore wind farm CAPEX. Due to often complex and uncertain soil conditions and conservative geotechnical design parameters, the suction assisted foundations, such as suction anchors, suction piles, caissons and suction buckets are normally overdesigned. Offshore Wind Design AS has invented solutions and methods that can safely reduce the dimensions, weight and required suction and hence significantly reduce cost for offshore wind farms. Artifical reefs and scour protection would be included in the design.