50% Lower Cost

THE  FACTS

● The Seawind Demonstrator shows a 50% cost reduction compared to traditional offshore demonstrator projects.  Cost of a 6-7 MW demonstrator at sea today is estimated by industry experts between €40 and €50 million

 

● Budget of Seawind demonstrator 6.2 MW installed at sea complete with site engineering and fees to MetCentre for meteo and other data is around €20 million

 

● This is in line with Seawind’s projected 50% CAPEX reduction for serial production

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TEST SITE IN NORWAY SECURED

windrichting

• Mean wind speed: 9.7 m/s

• Water depths 40- 45 m

• Sea bed:
– Small sand layer 1-2 m
– Compact till layer below

• Cable owned by MetCentre

• Local partners for geophysical investigation, civil works, O&M

TEST-SITE DETAILS

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• Soil profile

– Thin sand layer (1 m)
– Boulder lag layer (2 m)
– Thick till layers (20+ m)
– More boulders
– Basement (uneven top)
– Little sea bed preparation necessary (dredging partner)