Bourbon finishes installation of TetraSpar floating wind demo in Norway
Tetraspar at Metcentre Test site in Norway. Image by Bourbon Subsea Services.
Bourbon Subsea Services has completed the offshore installation of the 3.6-MW TetraSpar floating wind demonstrator in Norway, the France-based company said today.
The prototype, based on a concept developed by Stiesdal Offshore Technologies and using a 3.6-MW Siemens Gamesa turbine, is located at the Metcentre test site.
The mooring lines were installed in June and the floating turbine was towed and hooked up in July. Bourbon Subsea Services has now laid and connected the power cable and said the turbine will be commissioned in the coming weeks.
The project is a partnership between Royal Dutch Shell Plc, TEPCO Renewable Power, RWE AG and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies.
The demonstrator was assembled in the Danish port of Grenaa. Earlier this year Bourbon Subsea Services was awarded a turnkey contract for its transportation and installation.
“As an international company based in France, we are now looking forward to the pre-industrial floating wind farms particularly in France, UK, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Japan and South Korea,” said Bourbon Subsea Services chief executive Patrick Belenfant.