Hyundai Heavy Industries receives testing approval for floating offshore wind foundation

By WPED Staff Bureau Veritas, a testing, inspection, and certification service, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for its design and development of “Hi-Float,” a floating offshore wind turbine foundation.
Credit: Hyundai Heavy Industries
Based on HHI’s experience with offshore projects, the offshore floating wind substructure Hi-Float is designed to support a 10-MW wind turbine with semi-submersible and mooring technology. A passive ballast system ensures that risk is kept to a minimum during offshore operations. Hi-Float’s performance in an offshore environment was verified through numerical analysis and wave basin model testing.
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