Eolink 5 MW floating wind turbine gets Design Evaluation Conformity Statement by Bureau Veritas
Eolink has been granted Design Evaluation Conformity Statement by Bureau Veritas (BV), a leader in testing, inspection, and certification, for its 5MW pre-commercial unit to be implemented at SEM-REV test site in France.
The scope of the evaluation includes: the design basis and design evaluation, with an assessment of the integrated load analysis methodology. The assessment is made against BV NI572, which provides specific guidance and recommendations for the classification and certification of floating offshore wind turbines. The floating structure, its single point station keeping system and the primary and secondary steel have been evaluated. The certification also covers the impact of temporary phases (transportation and installation) on the design.
Chief Commercial Officer
Receiving the Bureau Veritas independent approval is an important milestone for the
development of the Eolink technology. It is the result of a fruitful collaboration over two
years with BV. This certification is a requirement for the final investment decision of our
pre-commercial floating wind turbine.
"The decarbonization of electricity production is essential to manage the global warming. Derisking new technologies and supporting the development of Floating Wind Turbine is essential in that endeavor. We are pleased to support Eolink in their global and proactive approach in FOWT system design to help answer key industry challenges. Our fruitful collaboration during the certification process, and in particular during the independent modelling, led to an efficient and thorough verification of the floating substructure and its mooring system. We are looking forward to the next stage of their project." commented Laurent Leblanc, Senior Vice President Technical & Operations at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.