> A NEW MILESTONE HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN THE WHEEL PROJECTt!

A NEW MILESTONE HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN THE WHEEL PROJECTt!

The WHEEL Consortium composed of 2-BENERGY, BOSKALIS, ROVER MARITIME, REPNAVAL, BRIDON-BEKAERT, VICINAY, PLOCAN, FIHAC, CEMEX, EnBW and ESTEYCO as the Coordinator and Technologist, has gathered in Santander to witness first-hand the ambitious tank testing campaign of the WHEEL technology carried out in the facilities of FIHAC.

Video below shows the successful results on the seakeeping behaviour of the WHEEL prototype at different operational conditions including rated wind speed and severe sea states to reproduce different options in real environments.

Further tests will be carried out soon -now in collaboration with the UPM (Polytechnic University of Madrid)- in order to also assess the external abrasion resistance of the suspension tendons around the connecting elements.

The WHEEL project, which includes the full-scale demonstration of a revolutionary floating wind technology excellently suited for deep water locations, effective industrialization strategies, breakthrough cost reduction and minimized carbon footprint, has been funded by the European Commission through the Horizon Europe program.

Published On: 22/05/2024Categories: Environment, Wind, Esteyco, Energy, Wheel, Environment