Technip Energies’ floating offshore wind concept has been awarded approval in principle by DNV.
Technip Energies has received the acceptance of its basis of design for its INO12TM floating offshore wind concept.
This recognition goes towards the approval in principle (AiP) of the engineering company’s INO12TM floater which is designed to accommodate a 12MW wind turbine.
Following an extensive review of Technip Energies’ global structural and fatigue analysis of the INO12 floating wind system design, the company is on track to receive the DNV approval in principle by the end of 2021.
Willy Gauttier, vice president of floating offshore wind at Technip Energies, said: "This is another important step towards the full class certification of our INO12 concept.
“Working with DNV on this AiP demonstrates that we are committed to delivering a compliant offering to our customers, as well as state-of the-art quality and performance standards for their floating offshore wind projects, recognised by a classification leader in the market.
“In parallel, we already start the design and the scale up of our next products to address the fast-evolving floating offshore wind market.
“The ongoing DNV AiP comprises a high-level review of INO12 semi-submersible floating wind concept which relies on a simple and lean design, having a structural configuration well suited for mass production and scalability.
“The concept also provides full assembly at quayside with direct access to tower and offers a cost efficient transport and installation at the final location.”