Naval Energies’ floater Design Basis applicable for the Groix & Belle-Ile wind farm and calculation and design methods applicable for Naval Energies’ floaters in general is now certified by DNV GL.
Obtaining this demanding certification demonstrates that Naval Energies’ calculation and design methods are applicable for the company’s semi-submersible floater technology and are aligned with DNV GL’s floating wind standard and recommended practice.
The detailed assessment carried out by DNV GL’s experts focused on the overall calculation methods related to hydrodynamics, structure, anchoring, and tank test campaigns. It resulted in an approval, documented in a certification report, of the calculation and design methods applicable for Naval Energies’ semi-submersible floater.
This certification shows that Naval Energies’ calculation and design methods are applicable for the company’s current and future floating wind projects.
Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, President of Naval Energies, said: “Our objective is to produce, for the pilot farm of Groix & Belle-Île, of which we are partners, but also for future commercial farms in France and worldwide, a floater with the highest standards combining quality, durability and of course technical and economic performance. This certification, issued by an independent body that is an expert in our sector, is a major step forward. By providing proof of the robustness of our calculation and design methods, it brings certainty and therefore confidence to our current and future customers, an essential prerequisite for the industrial and commercial development we are aiming for.”