Wind Energy – Partnership
Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers, based in Denmark, along with Technip Energies’ affiliate Inocean based in Norway and Sweden have announced a partnership.
The partnership will combine Semco Maritime and ISC’s extensive offshore wind farm and fixed-bottom substation engineering and construction experience with Inocean’s expertise as naval architects through design work on floating structures for floating wind turbines and for major floating oil & gas topsides.
The team has developed a reliable, cost-effective, and scalable floating offshore substation concept for the market to help clients in their maturation, development, and construction phase of floating offshore wind projects.
Floating wind turbine technology is, in general, well understood in the market whereas floating substations is still a concept in its market maturation phase. A substation layout has been developed to fit the shape of a 3-column stabilized substructure; all known technology combined in a new wrapping.
“The floating wind industry is believed to enter a growth trajectory and our experiences with the INOTM series of floating wind turbine foundations together with an extensive track record of integration/interface work related to HVDC substations will benefit the growing industry,” says Øystein Nilsen, MD at Inocean. “We look forward to joining Inocean’s floating international experience with that of ISC and Semco Maritime to bring a solid offering to the market.”