The Anonymous Widower

Irish Floating Wind Tech Developer Unveils Pilot Project In Portugal

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

This is the sub-heading.

Dublin-based floating wind technology company Gazelle Wind Power (Gazelle) has partnered with the Portuguese renewable energy developer WAM Horizon to accelerate the development of a pilot project in Aguçadoura, Portugal, which will use Gazelle’s floating wind platform.

And this is the first paragraph.

Within the partnership, WAM will provide Gazelle with strategic advisory to implement the pilot project.

There is also a picture, which does not look like any other float for a wind turbine, that I’ve seen.

Gazelle Wind Power’s home page, has a series of pictures and an explanation of how it works.

The web site claims the technology is Light, Agile and Fast and gives a few details in this paragraph.

Introducing Gazelle’s hybrid attenuated mooring platform, an evolutionary step-change in the design of floating platforms. Lighter, smaller and more agile than current designs, the Gazelle delivers unmatched stability and capacity. Moreover, our design benefits from modularisation, time-tested manufacturing processes, and can easily be assembled at port facilities worldwide.

From my experience of modelling floating structures in the 1970s, I believe that there a lot more permutations and combinations of components, that will work as floats for wind turbines.

Gazelle Wind Power’s design, is one of the first of a new generation of designs.

If anybody comes up with an unusual design and needs someone to criticise or model its floating behaviour, I’d be happy to help.

April 5, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | , , , , ,

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