Worley supports DemoSATH floating turbine

In: Windfarms
16/07/2020

Worley has completed the accessibility design assessment for Saitec Offshore Technologies’
DemoSATH floating wind turbine, which will be deployed off the Basque Coast in northern Spain.

DemoSATH is a 2 MW turbine, expected to supply electricity to almost 2,000 homes when completed. SATH technology is based on a twin hull made of modularly prefabricated and subsequently braced concrete elements. The float is designed to align itself around a Single Mooring Point, according to the wind and wave direction.

The project will be in operation for 12 months, after which the prototype will be completely decommissioned. Testing will take place in real sea environment, with the deployment of a 1:6 scaled prototype of a 10 MW wind turbine using SATH floating (Swinging Around Twin Hull) technology. Prior to offshore deployment, several testing campaigns were carried out, using scaled models.

Worley provided advisory services pertaining to the access, inspection and maintenance of boat landings and turret access design assessments. Worley also consulted on access materials, handling scenarios depending on the weather conditions, different human factors and Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) requirements.

“Maximizing availability of floating wind is one of our ultimate goals and having the opportunity to collaborate with Worley and taking advantage from their know-how and expertise serves as a stepping-stone towards a safe and optimal operation of SATH platforms,”
said David Carrascosa, Chief Technology Officer, Saitec Offshore.


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