Bureau Veritas has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Sweden-based Windeed for its low-weight and low-acceleration floater solution for offshore wind turbines.
The AiP is a significant milestone in the development of Windeed’s technology, which could offer competitive prices and lower levelised cost of energy (LCOE) compared to other solutions on the market due to its industrialised manufacturing process, the developer said.
Bureau Veritas provided testing and assessment to ensure the solution is safe, reliable, and ready for deployment.
The approval in principle is a testament to the quality and innovation of the company’s technology.
“Receiving the Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas is a great achievement for our team and a validation of the hard work and innovative approach to developing our floating solutions. We are confident that the Windeed floater will make a significant contribution to the global transition to clean energy“, said Bertil Moritz, Windeed’s founder and CEO.
According to recent research that was done by DNV, 60 per cent of respondents said that floating offshore wind could reach full commercialisation by 2035, with 25 per cent believing it will be as early as 2030.
For floating offshore wind to scale-up, it is important that its levelised cost of energy (LCOE) drops as much and as quickly as possible, said DNV.
The organization’s Energy Transition Outlook forecasts that levelized costs for floating offshore wind could fall by almost 80 per cent by 2050.