Offshore solar farm system secures AiP

Jan 10, 2023 12:54 PM ET
  • North Sea conditions were utilized in the reviewed tests on Oceans of Energy's 500kW installment
Offshore solar farm system secures AiP
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Bureau Veritas has actually awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Oceans of Energy's style of a high wave offshore solar farm system, operating in the North Sea considering that 2019.

The North Sea installment has a size of 500kW.

The Approval in Principle includes all aspects and also items required for the production of an offshore solar farm system.

This includes Oceans of Energy's layout base, the created floaters, the mounting of the photovoltaic panels, scale version screening reports as well as mooring system layout.

The rough North Sea conditions were made use of in the reviewed tests on the system and load cases identified all the structural calculations that needed to be fulfilled.

The system has a lightweight framework that uses the sea surface area directly as support, like a waterlily hing on the water surface.

In order to hold up against high waves as well as harsh seas, it uses a system incorporating inflexible as well as flexible structures that permits it to ride on waves.

Such a system had not been used prior to in offshore high wave application, claimed Oceans of Energy.

The system lately entered its 4th year of effective procedure in high waves as well as, since its deployment, has endured numerous heavy storms, with waves up to 9.9 metres high.

The system was successfully basin-tested with 13-metre-high waves.

" Oceans of Energy is very pleased to receive this Approval in Principle as we understand it is a statement of audio design, a possible as well as audio idea choice and also a recognition as a leading modern technology with an encouraging future," said Allard van Hoeken, founder as well as CEO of Oceans of Energy.

" It is of great confidence to our stakeholders that the style of the floating farm as well as mooring system have actually been reviewed as well as accepted by Bureau Veritas."

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