Since 2003, MARIN has built up an extensive trackrecordin testing floating wind turbines. To date, themain method for model testing has been based on adedicated wind setup and on MARIN’s stock turbinethat was developed at an early stage of these typesof model tests. Although we believe that tests withthe stock turbine are valuable, a new method hasbeen adopted in which a hybrid solution betweensimulationsand physical model tests has beendeveloped,giving more flexibility in selecting themodel scale and shorter preparation time.
ErikJan de Ridder
Senior Project Manager/Teamleider