Odfjell Oceanwind has confirmation from DNV that the main scantling approval of its Deepsea Semi floating wind foundation design is close to completion. Main scantling approval is an integral part of the full classification process.
The Deepsea Semi floating wind foundation design is developed for use in floating wind farms and for off-grid applications including temporary electrification of oil and gas installations in harsh environments. The Deepsea Semi foundation was awarded Approval in Principle from DNV in January 2022, and the main scantling class approval is based on the SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine from Siemens Gamesa. The foundation is already dimensioned for up to 15MW wind turbine generators. The design basis includes all areas for floating wind farms currently in planning in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea as well as prospective areas related to the ongoing UK INTOG process and covers a range of 60 to 1300 meters water depth.