“We are proud to receive the Statement of Feasibility from DNV, a major milestone in extending the operating depth of monopiles. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with DNV to prepare the fully restrained platform (FRP) for commercial deployment,” said Li Lee, Co-founder and VP Research & Development at Entrion Wind.
DNV has issued a “Statement of Feasibility”, affirming that the Fully Restrained Platform (FRP) Monopile is considered conceptually feasible and a promising candidate for further development and qualification. The technical review used the industry-recognized service specification DNV-SE-0190 to detail and clarify the certification activities and facilitate achieving compliance for the new concept. DNV has deep expertise in the structural design of all existing types of wind turbine foundations, and broad experience with facilitating the process of developing concepts to final certified technologies. While DNV’s Statement of Feasibility is an optional step in the certification process, it verifies new concepts and opens the door to new and innovative designs that have the potential to reduce costs and accelerate the growth of offshore wind.
Handover of the “Statement of Feasibility” to Entrion Wind
The FRP monopile combines fixed and floating platform technologies extending the water depths of the monopile up to 100 meters. This is a major milestone in the design process, affirming that the FRP Monopile is considered conceptually feasible and a promising candidate for further development and qualification. The DNV feasibility study will allow Entrion Wind to demonstrate that they are taking a responsible approach to managing risk and putting in place the basis for a successful project.
Entrion Wind is developing the FRP technology through the technology readiness level (TRL) process targeting commercial applications by 2026. To reach this target, the company has ongoing feasibility studies and research & development projects and is planning a demonstration project next year.