2019 – Today
Seawind turbine certification by DNV and becoming global
In 2020, Seawind was established in Italy and Portugal and in 2021 in the United States and in Singapore for the Asia-Pacific region.
Seawind Ocean Technology’s turbines received ‘Technology Qualification’ status from DNV in December 2019. An accelerated schedule to full certification was agreed with DNV resulting in Type A achievement in 2025 (Seawind 6) and 2026 (Seawind 18).
2014 – 2017
Seawind Ocean Technology is born.
In 2014, Martin Jakubowski and Silvestro Caruso created Seawind Ocean Technology B.V. in the Netherlands. Seawind Ocean Technology signed an agreement, in 2015, to buy back all assets of Condor Wind Energy Ltd., including most importantly, all technological and intellectual property.
All shareholders of Gamma Ventures Ltd became shareholders of Seawind Ocean Technology Holding B.V in 2017.
2010 – 2014
Two- bladed turbine and the teetering hinge
Martin Jakubowski and Silvestro Caruso, with support from Gamma Ventures, Inc., established Condor Wind Energy Ltd after Blue H shareholders declined funding for additional development of their two-bladed turbine. All relevant assets were acquired from Blue H to allow Condor Wind Energy to further develop its proprietary two-bladed teeter hinge offshore wind energy technology. Condor Wind Energy Ltd operations declined after internal differences in 2014.
Previously, Blue H obtained a grant from the Energy Technologies Institute, a public-private partnership between global energy and engineering companies, and the UK Government, to design a 5 MW floating wind turbine on a TLP support structure, using the two-bladed teeter hinge and the other key Gamma 60 technical features developed by Doman.
2004 – 2007
Moving towards floating offshore wind energy
In 2004, Martin Jakubowski established Blue H Technology Ltd to develop floating offshore wind turbines. Sky Saver srl, the Italian subsidiary of Blue H Group Technology Ltd, filed for a grant and permission to install a two-bladed wind turbine on a floating foundation (TLP type) off the Straight of Otranto, in the Southern Adriatic Sea.
Martin Jakubowski and Silvestro Caruso met for the first time in 2006. The decision was reached that the Gamma 60 was the best solution for offshore wind energy applications and that further development of the technology should occur within Blue H Group Technology Ltd (“Blue H”) so Gamma Ventures sold a turbine and manufacturing rights to Blue H.
In 2007, Martin Jakubowski & Silvestro Caruso, during their tenure within Blue H, installed the world’s first floating wind turbine off the coast of Tricase, Italy in a water depth of 113 meters.
1997 – 2003
The first successful two-bladed prototype
In 2003, Glid Doman, Silvestro Caruso, and other shareholders established Gamma Ventures, Inc. to buy two unused Gamma turbines, the engineering drawings, in addition to the manufacturing rights from the Gamma 60 project owners.
Three Gamma 60 turbines were manufactured, and one was erected and successfully tested for four years on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. There were intentions to build many more Gamma 60 turbines, but political challenges and a lack of urgency due to low oil prices in the 1990s resulted in the program being cancelled.
In 1997, before the Gamma 60 turbines were produced, Silvestro Caruso was assigned by Finmeccanica for an independent review of the turbine design. He concluded that the Gamma technology had great potential.