Offshore Floating Turbines

Offshore Floating Turbines are hoped to be the wave of the future. These wind powered electric generators are going to be part of the engineered structure of sea buoys. This is the birthright of the Hywind.

The hope is that with these sea buoys anchored in three triangulated places on the ocean floor construction and stabilization of wind turbines at sea or in an ocean will be much more cost effective.

The wind buoy that is planed is more than colossal weeble wobbles.

Stateoilhydro is behind the project. The Hywind project is now in the first part of its two year phase of construction.

This turbine weighs 138 tones, and is 63 meters high.

The flotation devices are below the surface of the water is 100 meters.

The combined weight of the turbine and the buoy is 5,300 tones.

The buoy has three anchor moorings, as and is 8.3 meters in diameter.

With a surface diameter of 6 meters this project brings together existing technologies in a new way, just like the separate concept of electricity and radio reception.

The Hywind is a floating cement structure, not unlike oil structures designed in the North Sea. With this type of structure the Hywind can be paced in waters from 120 meters to 700 meters deep.

This offshore buoy system will move wind power generation to where the wind is strongest. And that is far off shore. This helps save room inland. And the offshore floating turbine Hywind concept saves on construction cost of trying to build a shaft 700 meters down to the ocean floor and then significantly further below there.