Floating wind JIP - Numerical Modelling Guidelines & Standards for Floating Wind

Call for entries from companies and consortia interested to undertake a study looking to provide guidance for using numerical modelling tools for floating wind design, and assessing how these are taken into account in standards.

This project is one of four scoping studies being tendered by the Floating Wind JIP:

  1. Floating Wind Access & Availability
  2. Floating Wind Yield 
  3. Assessment of Wind Turbine Generators for Floating Wind Farms
  4. Numerical Modelling Guidelines & Standards for Floating Wind

This project (Phase 1) aims to undertake a literature review and scoping study for a subsequent larger project (Phase 2) to address improvements and clarity in the floating wind design process, including numerical modelling tools.

The main objectives of the project are:

  1. To address improvements and clarity in the floating wind design process, including numerical modelling tools.
  2. A review of which load cases drive the design for floating wind turbines (broken down by floater type if required) 
  3. A review of existing floating wind rules, guidelines and standards with regard to load cases
  4. Produce a best practice guidance on selecting and running tools, and on the recommended load cases to run
  5. Recommendations for appropriate load cases to be included in floating standards, and highlighting areas of discrepancy between standards

For further details, please see the relevant documents below:

Clarification questions should be received by 21 February 2020 and the answers to these questions will be posted below by 26 February 2020.

The closing date to receive tender submissions is 23:59 GMT 20 March 2020.

All clarification questions and tender submissions should be sent electronically, by their respective deadlines, to dan.kylespearman@carbontrust.com and FloatingWind@carbontrust.com