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Smooth sailing ahead for Delta Wind Partners

4C Offshore | Chloe Emanuel
By: Chloe Emanuel 29/11/2023 OWC

Delta Wind Partners’ (DWP) HIPER digital sensor box for floating wind foundations has been chosen as one of the winners of the TetraSpar floating offshore wind demonstrator project’s innovation challenge.

The global innovation challenge – led by Stiesdal, Shell, RWE and Tepco – aims to identify and fast-track the development of innovative solutions to support the growth of floating offshore wind technology. DWP’s HIPER – heave, inclination, position, elevation and roll – is a digital sensor box that enables continuous verification, live monitoring and data storage of a floating wind structure’s motions.
This enables more accurate and pragmatic decision-making for improved safety and performance of the floating wind turbine, including during integration, towing and operation.

DWP was selected out of 40 applicants. Along with the other seven winning companies, DWP will be able to install and test its HIPER solution on the TetraSpar Demonstrator Project.

Nikolaj H. N. Merring, Snr. Technical Project Manager at Delta Wind Partners said: “The possibility of testing HIPER on a floating foundation in operation is a great opportunity to verify its design and performance. We will validate our measurements by comparing them to output from sensors already installed on the foundation. This way, we can ensure that HIPER delivers reliable, precise and valuable output to the project owners.”

TetraSpar is the 'world’s first' full-scale demonstration of an industrialised offshore floating wind foundation, using a tetrahedral structure which is assembled from tubular steel components. It includes a 3.6 MW wind turbine.

Nathan Carr, Project Director, TetraSpar Demonstrator ApS said: “The TetraSpar demonstrator shareholders, Shell, RWE, TEPCO RP and Stiesdal, are looking forward to working with Delta Wind Partners while testing their innovative ideas on a ‘live’ floating offshore wind project. We are excited to see what results can be achieved over the coming year.”

Delta Wind Partners was recently acquired by renewable energy consultancy OWC. Both companies are part of Oslo-listed global energy and marine consultancy group ABL Group ASA.

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