A comparison between the preliminary design studies of a fixed and a floating support structure for a 5 MW offshore wind turbine in the north sea

M. Collu, A. J. Kolios, A. Chahardehi, F. Brennan

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Abstract

In this paper, a quantitative comparison between the two types of support structures for a typical offshore wind turbine has been made. The supporting structures have been broadly divided into fixed and floating categories, and a representative from each of these two options has been studied and the methodology set out in a step-by-step manner. The designs are compared in terms of the overall cost and conclusions regarding the suitability of each option based on the environmental conditions have been drawn.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Marine Renewable and Offshore Wind Energy - Papers
PublisherRoyal Institution of Naval Architects
Pages63-74
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781905040704
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010
EventMarine Renewable and Offshore Wind Energy - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Apr 201023 Apr 2010

Conference

ConferenceMarine Renewable and Offshore Wind Energy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period21/04/1023/04/10

Keywords

  • offshore wind turbines
  • fixed support structures
  • floating support structures

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    Collu, M., Kolios, A. J., Chahardehi, A., & Brennan, F. (2010). A comparison between the preliminary design studies of a fixed and a floating support structure for a 5 MW offshore wind turbine in the north sea. In RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Marine Renewable and Offshore Wind Energy - Papers (pp. 63-74). Royal Institution of Naval Architects.