A Consortium of Danish companies and organisations establishes a test lab for floating wind turbines in the 20 MW class. The laboratory, called FloatLab, includes wind, waves and a model scale wind turbine.
The measurements are connected directly to calculation models in a digital twin setup. The laboratory will be located at DHI, where a new wind generator and a new model scale wind turbine will be built that can be mounted on models of new floating foundations. The project partners are DTU, DHI, Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy, Stiesdal Offshore, Stromning and Ørsted. Among the aspects to be tested during the project are 3D waves, loads from breaking waves, turbulence and failure of mooring lines. The project, which Innovation Fund Denmark invests 15.3 MDKK in, will run until 2027 with gradual upgrading of measurement setup, models and interconnection.