In November 2021, Dutch Monobase Wind B.V. signed a Joint Technology Development Agreement with South Korean-based Daewoo Engineering & Construction CO.,Ltd. The consortium aims to within four years jointly develop the MSPAR Floating offshore Wind Turbine Foundation concept for commercial roll out in 2025.
According to Monobase Wind, the MSPAR concept allows for inshore assembly of the entire wind turbine generator (WTG) system at quaysides requiring no more than 10-15 m water depth and in – situ have a draught of 60-70 m for wind farms in deeper water ( > 70 m water depth ) and turbines with a capacity in excess of 15 MW. The design of the MSPAR Foundation can be adapted to suit most deep water areas and MetOcean conditions in the world.
The MSPAR Floater will be designed to allow for maximum local content for fabrication, installation and maintenance and will likely include substantial reduction in CO2 emissions during transport and installation, Monobase said. The consortium combines more than 20 years of experience and know how in the field of maritime structural design and fabrication of ships and structures for the naval and offshore industry in general and renewable energy in particular.
Monobase Wind and Daewoo E&C are confident the MSPAR Floater will prove to be an economically viable and sustainable offshore wind turbine foundation which will solve many issues currently encountered by developers and their investors.
The Consortium will fast track the development of the technology and aims to complete conceptual design and model testing in April 2022, complete Basic Design and certification in principle by the end of 2022 and present a full scale demonstrator to the market in the course of 2024. Source: Monobase Wind