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The GICON SOF floating offshore foundation is an innovation and provides new opportunities for offshore wind park development.
Final wind and wave tank tests were conducted at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) from June 17th to June 24th, 2013, to confirm the final design prior to construction of a full-scale prototype which is planned for deployment in the German Baltic Sea during 2014. The experimental tank tests results confirmed usability and operational capabilities as expected. The GICON SOF is deployable in water depths from 20 to 700 meters. Another advantage is the ability to tow the SOF with the turbine to the deployment site where it can be installed without special installation jack-up vessels.
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