The Anonymous Widower

Full Story Of Hywind Scotland – World’s First Floating Wind Farm

The title of this post, is the same as that of a YouTube video.

I’m posting this, as I spent an enjoyable few months, doing simulations for a similar structure from a company called Balaena Structures, that had been founded by two engineering professors from Cambridge University.

Their structure was to be used as an oil or gas platform.

  • It would have been built horizontally in a dock, where you might build supertankers.
  • It would have been launched and then erected to a vertical position.
  • Equipment would then have been craned on top.
  • The professors also talked of it being held in place by means of the gumboot principle and the large weight.
  • It was also designed to be reusable.

Sadly, they never sold an example.

I said more about my involvement with Balaena Structures in Are Floating Wind Farms The Future?.


October 2, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , , , ,

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