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OrcaFlex FRP Monopile 10MW Global Motion Model

FRP: Fully restrained platforM

Patent pending FRP monopile FOUNDATION

  • Patent pending FRP monopile foundation
    Extends the monopile technology to 100 meters

  • Performs like a fixed platform

  • Proven floating and mooring technologies

  • Favorable economics in target water depths

ONGOING DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION

  • Complete a feasibility study to optimize the FRP concept for specific sites

  • Benchmark the FRP foundation against floating technologies at target water depths

  • Secure approval in principle (AIP) certification for the concept

Patent Pending

501: Pile

502: Air Can

503: Transition Piece

504: Moorings

505: Anchors

FRP Monopile Technology

  • The concept combines fixed and floating platform technologies for applications up to 100 meters water depth

  • The monopile and moorings restrain motions in all degrees of freedoms (DOFs)

FIELD PROVEN MOORINGS SYSTEM

  • Taut moorings with pile anchors or

  • Taut mooring with suction piles

MAIN COMPONENTS

  • Monopile with air-can (AC) in one piece

  • Transition piece (TP) with load ring

  • Mooring system

FIELD PROVEN INSTALLATION METHODS

  • Existing vessels can install the foundation, tower and turbine in up to 65 meter water depth while working around the mooring system

  • Vessels for 80m will soon be available

Spar

Semi

Monopile

Jacket

FRP Monopile

Weight

Water Depth

Performance - Platform Motion  

Performance - Nacelle Motion

Notes:

1) Turbine 8MW - 15MW,

2) Payload similar at 800MT - 1200MT

FRP Monopile Performance Similar to a Fixed Platform

Design Extends the Monopile Technology into Deeper Water

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