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International Patent pending(National phases). Spanish patent granted. International patent granted(National phases).

Alternative floating offshore substructures for offshore wind farms. New complete system to suport off-shore floating wind turbines based on a monolithic prestressed concrete spar type structure which includes both the floater and the tower. Interesting for companies in the offshore sector of offshore wind energy.

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION

Most wind off-shore support structures are been built in steel. However, with the increase of the power of the turbines and the need of larger support structures, particularly floating structures, concrete becomes very competitive.

Marine conditions allow to move large constructions at a minimum cost and, also, to emerge and partially submerge the platform.

The design is based on a monolithic prestressed concrete spar type structure which includes both the floater and the tower, with a total length between 150 and 300 m, depending on turbine’s power and the sea environment. The system to place, erect and emerge of the platform is consistent whit the size of the members.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Technology is differential by:
- Economical and endurable materials and design.
- Easy and safe tow and erection processes.
- Easy change of the nacelle or other turbine’s elements.
- Passive systems with no maintenance unless the turbine.
- Small pitch and yaw displacements in service.

The family patents associated to this technology is:
P201132097, Estructura flotante de hormigón prefabricado para soporte de aerogenerador.
P201230199, Procedimiento de instalación de estructura flotante monolítica para soporte de aerogenerador.
P201230390, Proceso de sustitución o remoción de aerogenerador en estructuras flotantes monolíticas tipo spar.
P201430259, Estructura flotante para soporte de turbinas eólicas marinas y procedimiento para su construcción e instalación.
P201431765, Elemento de transición para la transmisión de esfuerzos entre torre y subestructura en estructura flotante monolítica de hormigón para el soporte de turbinas eólicas marines.

$futureTraceability. Looking for a co-development service contract or collaborative research with companies to test the system (real scale) at an operational environment.

APPLICATION

The technology is applied for offshore wind energy.

Offshore wind market.

Advanced manufacturing

Renewable energy.

STATE OF MATURITY
Research
Development
Exploitation

The technology has been tested at a reduced sclae in the wave flume at the UPC's Maritime Engineering Laboratory.

STATE OF INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

International Patent pending(National phases). Spanish patent granted. International patent granted(National phases). UPC (100%).

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
UPC_SERVEI DE GESTIÓ DE LA INNOVACIÓ
Francesc Xavier Estaran Latorre
934 134 094
ATEM
AFOSP
International Patent pending(National phases). Spanish patent granted. International patent granted(National phases).

Alternative floating offshore substructures for offshore wind farms. New complete system to suport off-shore floating wind turbines based on a monolithic prestressed concrete spar type structure which includes both the floater and the tower. Interesting for companies in the offshore sector of offshore wind energy.

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION

Most wind off-shore support structures are been built in steel. However, with the increase of the power of the turbines and the need of larger support structures, particularly floating structures, concrete becomes very competitive.

Marine conditions allow to move large constructions at a minimum cost and, also, to emerge and partially submerge the platform.

The design is based on a monolithic prestressed concrete spar type structure which includes both the floater and the tower, with a total length between 150 and 300 m, depending on turbine’s power and the sea environment. The system to place, erect and emerge of the platform is consistent whit the size of the members.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Technology is differential by:
- Economical and endurable materials and design.
- Easy and safe tow and erection processes.
- Easy change of the nacelle or other turbine’s elements.
- Passive systems with no maintenance unless the turbine.
- Small pitch and yaw displacements in service.

The family patents associated to this technology is:
P201132097, Estructura flotante de hormigón prefabricado para soporte de aerogenerador.
P201230199, Procedimiento de instalación de estructura flotante monolítica para soporte de aerogenerador.
P201230390, Proceso de sustitución o remoción de aerogenerador en estructuras flotantes monolíticas tipo spar.
P201430259, Estructura flotante para soporte de turbinas eólicas marinas y procedimiento para su construcción e instalación.
P201431765, Elemento de transición para la transmisión de esfuerzos entre torre y subestructura en estructura flotante monolítica de hormigón para el soporte de turbinas eólicas marines.

$futureTraceability. Looking for a co-development service contract or collaborative research with companies to test the system (real scale) at an operational environment.

APPLICATION

The technology is applied for offshore wind energy.

Offshore wind market.

Advanced manufacturing

Renewable energy.

STATE OF MATURITY
Research
Development
Exploitation

The technology has been tested at a reduced sclae in the wave flume at the UPC's Maritime Engineering Laboratory.

STATE OF INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

International Patent pending(National phases). Spanish patent granted. International patent granted(National phases). UPC (100%).

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
UPC_SERVEI DE GESTIÓ DE LA INNOVACIÓ
Francesc Xavier Estaran Latorre
934 134 094
ATEM