Floating Wind Installation Sensitivity Study
This article presents a high-level study that uses Mermaid to look at the impact of metocean conditions on installing an array of floating wind turbines at three different sites in European waters. The aim is to demonstrate both how useful and powerful Mermaid is and to inform the reader of how sensitive to wave height the tow and installation phase can be and how this varies significantly both seasonally and geographically.
We have used Mermaid to simulate the tow out and connection to three anchors of ten turbines at a site offshore of Wales, western France and in the Mediterranean. Read more >