SeaTech Solutions International and Seawind Ocean Technology Holding have partnered to develop semi-submersible floating platforms suitable for Seawind’s construction and assembly needs for its integrated floating offshore wind turbines.
“The semi-submersible floating platforms are a key part of Seawind’s integrated approach to constructing the floating concrete foundations and then lifting and assembling the tower, nacelle and blades of its floating offshore wind turbines,” Seawind said. .
Seawind has commenced licensing procedures for a new turbine production and assembly facility in a port area in Italy, where the first newly designed semi-submersible floating platform will be deployed and commissioned from Q4 2024 This facility will also include a cement and concrete plant and a blade manufacturing workshop.
Seawind focuses on the construction of integrated floating offshore wind systems consisting of a two-blade wind turbine and a concrete
floating support structure, which can be deployed in deep (60+ meters) and ultra-deep (up to 3,000 meters) water and in cyclonic areas.
“Seawind values the expertise and reputation that SeaTech Solutions is associated with. I am confident that our collaboration will yield significant results for both companies in the future,” said Seawind CEO Vincent Dewulf.
Once the design is finalized, SeaTech would then provide a complete design package of the semi-submersible floating platforms, including detailed design, 3D modeling and the full set of construction drawings.
“We are very pleased to partner with Seawind on this unique bespoke solution for its production and assembly of floating wind turbines. The semi-submersible rig is a floating workshop and transporter combined into one to improve productivity and increase efficiency,” said Govinder Singh Chopra, Director of SeaTech.