The Anonymous Widower

Norwegian Companies To Explore Using Aluminium In Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

This is based on this press release from World Wide Wind, which is entitled WORLD WIDE WIND AS and HYDRO ASA Signs Letter Of Intent Aiming At Using Aluminium In Offshore Floating Wind Turbines.

This is the first paragraph.

Hydro, the world leading Norwegian aluminium and energy company and World Wide Wind AS, a Norwegian company developing a floating wind turbine, have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to explore the use of aluminium in the renewable wind industry. The two Norwegian companies are partnering up to develop floating wind turbines with a design specifically meant for offshore conditions. The goal is to use sustainable and recyclable materials in the construction, including aluminium.

In Do All Wind Turbines Have To Be Similar?, I said this about the radically different turbines of World Wide Wind.

I’ll let the images on the World Wide Wind web site do the talking.

But who would have thought, that contrarotating wind turbines, set at an angle in the sea would work?

This is so unusual, it might just work very well.

As aluminium is lighter, it might be a factor in the success of the design.

This is the last paragraph of the press release.

World Wide Wind’s integrated floating wind turbines are scalable up to 40MW – 2,5 times current wind turbines – and will use less materials and have a smaller CO2 footprint than conventional turbines. It is World Wide Wind’s ambition that these turbines will represent future design for floating wind turbine design.

40 MW is a very large turbine. This is definitely a case of handsome is as handsome does!


January 9, 2023 - Posted by | Design, Energy | , , , , , , ,

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