DNV GL launches three industry projects

EUROPE: DNV GL has launched three joint industry projects (JIP) to help the offshore sector develop a standardised approach and cut costs.

DNV GL's JIP will look at improving dynamic analysis of floating turbines
DNV GL's JIP will look at improving dynamic analysis of floating turbines

The three projects will look at analysing floating turbines, the use of turbulence models and the design of heavy-duty bolted joints.

DNV GL said a key barrier to making floating wind a viable option is the lack of guidelines on how to carry out dynamic analysis of floating turbines. The first JIP will look at developing guidelines on how floating turbines behave in different environments. The project is scheduled to be completed by the first half of 2017 with up to 12 participating companies.

The second JIP will publish specific recommendations on load and site assessments for wind turbulence. The advisory firm said the use of current models could give different results at a single site. It said this JIP would look at which models are best suited to each circumstance. Up to 20 companies could take part in the project, due to be completed in early 2017.

Finally, DNV GL's JIP will look at improving bolt joints. DNV GL believe it can help designers save costs by making more ambitious designs. Up to ten companies will look at the bolt joints over a year starting in autumn 2015.

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