Bombora, TechnipFMC Developing Foundations for Floating Offshore Wind Farms

December 3, 2020

Credit: Bombora
Credit: Bombora

Wave energy converter developer Bombora and energy services giant TechnipFMC have teamed up to work on a floating offshore wind project, which pairs ocean wave energy with offshore wind.

Bombora said Wednesday that under the cooperation in the project - called InSPIRE - the two companies will develop a floating offshore wind foundation incorporating Bombora’s mWave technology - combining wave energy and wind power on a shared platform. 

InSPIRE stands for Integrated Semi-Submersible Platform with Innovative Renewable Energy.

"This partnership marries strong marine offshore engineering heritage with groundbreaking multi-MW wave technology," Bombora said.

Phase 1 Demonstrator will see the joint venture develop the 12MW platform - combined mWave (4MW) and wind turbine (8MW) on a shared floating platform.

Phase 2 Commercial envisions 18MW combined mWave (6MW) and wind turbine (12MW) on a shared floating platform.

 


See below the mWave technology in action (without floating wind integration)



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