Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Boussinesqweg 1, Delft, The Netherlands
Date 22 April 2015
Time 09:30 - 11:30
Event open to everybody
Registry fee $ Free
Chair Feike Savenije
Event organizer (reg. email)



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Laboratory Investigation Of Numerical Solutions for floating Horizontal Axis wind Turbines

In greater water depths floating offshore wind turbines can be an alternative to bottom fixed wind turbines. In this context, the development of a cost-efficient floating wind turbine relies on a proper prediction of loads on the wind turbine, its floating foundation and its mooring system. Such a prediction is only possible with simulations and physical model test accounting for the floater and the turbine.

The goal of this Joint Industry Project initiated by MARIN, ECN and Deltares is to validate the existing simulation tools for floating horizontal axis wind turbines thanks to basin model tests and to further investigate the interaction between controller, floating support and mooring system. Questions that will be answered through this JIP:

  • How to solve the challenges of performing model-tests for a floating wind turbine including control?
  • What are the effects of the wind turbine controller on the mooring system?
  • How do different control strategies for floating wind turbines perform in terms of stability, power production and load reduction?

The session is open for all that want to hear more about this exiting topic. Are you interested in joining the LIONS HAT JIP, please contact Feike Savenije (

Schedule - 22 April 2015

Time Event
09:30 - 11:30 Kick-off of LIONS HAT
Introduction and kick-off meeting of the LIONS HAT JIP
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch at Delta Plaza