Offshore wind

Floating wind installation

Our novel floating wind installation method has been designed to upscale the commercialization of offshore floating wind

  • Delivering a lower EPC cost
  • Reducing transport and marshalling costs and infrastructure requirements
  • Ensuring higher, more efficient, and predictable field delivery

Why install with a floating vessel?

The offshore wind industry is projected to produce 228 GW by 2030, enough to power over 68 million homes. These projects will be at greater water depths and with larger wind turbine generators. Heerema is bringing new solutions for new challenges

Heerema's floating to floating installation method
Heerema's Floating to Floating installation method was developed to deliver solutions to industry challenges, such as efficient use of resources like steel and port infrastructure, offshore logistics and maintenance, and reaching the required scale and rate of installation.
Heerema has developed an alternative method that does not require a wet-tow and removes the need for marshalling yards.
Using the floating to floating installation method floaters can be constructed on land before being dry-towed on a transport vessel to the location. After arrival, they will be installed using Heerema’s floating installation frame to lift the floaters from the vessel. After that, they will be installed on location. Heerema’s floating installation frame will submerge the floaters down by weight, removing the need for high-tech ballasting or tensioning systems and reducing installation duration. The bottom foundation work can be executed in parallel by optimizing the capabilities of Heerema’s semi-submersible crane vessels.
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