will be granted a patent for a divisible wind by turbine by the European
Patent Office (EPO). The notice from the European Patent Office is dependent
on SeaTwirl paying the required fees.
The company has already secured the same patent in Sweden (in 2017), the
USA (in 2019) and China (also in 2019).
The patent protects a solution where the wind turbine is divisible above
and below the house that holds the generator and bearing, which means that
the entire generator and bearing housing can be replaced just above the
water surface by boat. SeaTwirl claims that it reduces costs for installation
and maintenance, and minimises downtime.
“We’re happy to now be able to broaden our patent protection for this
technical solution that reduces the cost of service and maintenance by
simplifying installation and replacement of entire modules," commented
CEO Gabriel Strängberg.
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