Wind Energy – Floating Wind Brunel
With the ambition to fast-track the route to market for the floating foundation Brunel, Brunel Floating, a Fred. Olsen 1848 company, has appointed Ramboll to initiate the design scope to accelerate the technological maturity of Brunel towards commercial application.
Brunel is a semi-submersible steel foundation with a modular design of tubulars that can tap into the existing global supply chain, ideal for serial production and enables a high deployment rate.
And offers a cost efficient and flexible O&M solution for on-site main component exchange.
The design scope of work covers fabrication development, design of steel structures and mooring system, logistics, transportation, installation, as well as operation and maintenance procedures.
The floating foundation design will be prepared with preliminary input data for final design, which will ease the process for site-specific certification and implementation. Completion is planned first half of 2024, for Brunel to enter project specific design thereafter.