- Scope of Works: Naval Architecture, Supervision, Production Management
- Client: FloatMast LTD
FloatMast – New Building
FloatMast is an unmanned Mini Tension Leg Platform customized and fit-for the needs of the offshore wind industry. It is permanently moored by use of tendons that are pulling down the structure towards the seabed. The TLP technology implemented here was first introduced in the early 80s and is now accepted and widely used by the oil and gas offshore industry.
Floatmast design has been optimized by conducting both nonlinear panel and state-of-the art CFD simulations. The calculated wave and wind loads have been implanted in a Finite Element model for the optimization of the structural design. The motion responses have been finally validated by systematic tank model experiments.