STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY REPORT PUBLISHED 16/06/2018
Stability modelling and analysis of Axis Energy’s substructure and mooring system for deployment with Floating Wind turbines has been completed.
Strathclyde University’s Department of Naval Architecture concluded that Axis EP’s Tension Leg Buoy™ technology, compared with other Floating Offshore wind concepts, “demonstrates better stability performance, flexibility in installation and transportation, reduced requirement for water depth, lowered tether/tendon tension fluctuation with free flooded central column and possibility of integrating a wave energy device to form a multi-energy complimentary system.”
John Baross, Founder & Managing Director of Axis Energy Projects said: “The excellent work undertaken by Strathclyde University is a welcome endorsement of our work thus far to develop a robust substructure and mooring system for use in the Floating Offshore Wind sector.
“Our considerable experience in the oil and gas sector in the North Sea and further afield, is hugely beneficial as we train our sights on this emerging market. The Strathclyde report gives us a huge amount of confidence as we move towards the next phase of development of the TLB™.”