NAUTILUS – Floating Platform for Offshore Wind Energy


NAUTILUS is the next generation substructures for floating offshore 10MW wind turbines at water depths greater than 50m. TECNALIA and SINTEF Ocean carried out a wave tank experimental campaign with two objectives: to characterize the dynamic behavior of NAUTILUS floating offshore wind technology (a TECNALIA spinoff) and to validate the real-time hybrid model tests (ReaTHM®) developed by SINTEF. DTU’s 10 MW reference wind turbine was used for the tests, which is in the range of the latest commercial developments of the wind turbine manufacturers.