Wind Energy – Floating Wind
Floating wind developer SeaTwirl has received an approved concession for installation of the floating wind turbine S2x in Bokn Municipality, Norway.
The company’s 1MW S2X model will be moored for testing some 700m offshore of the Bokn municipality, north of the oil city of Stanger, on the west coast of the Nordic nation, in water depths of 130 metres.
“It feels very good to get this approval, as we have been waiting for the concession in Norway to continue our work with the S2x project. While waiting for an approved concession, we have made good use of our time. Our team has focused its work on improving the design to be as efficient and optimal as possible, as well as reviewing and minimizing potential risks,” said Peter Laurits, CEO SeaTwirl.
The SeaTwirl is a distinctive vertical axis floating wind power design that – below the water line – has the added feature of a self-power energy storage system that charges as the turbine above rotates and then can continue flowing electricity to shore even when winds drop.
The 55-metre-tall demonstration unit is to be installed at Boknafjorden, northeast of Lauplandsholmen, at the site of a former fish farm.