Model experiments of the TetraSpar concept with a 10MW floating offshore wind turbine

DTU Wind Energy, DHI and Stiesdal Offshore Technology are currently testing Henrik Stiesdal’s TetraSpar floating foundation concept in DHI’s wave basin. The 1:60 scale model tests are carried out using DTU’s 10MW scale model pitch-controlled wind turbine, and two floater configurations are considered. The floating wind turbine is subjected to wind and wave forcing for a number of operational and survival conditions. The objectives of the experimental campaign are to provide a proof-of-concept of the TetraSpar as well as advance experimental testing and data analysis techniques in this area.

All interested persons are welcome. The visit will include a brief introduction, presentation of the experimental setup, demonstration tests with the floating wind turbine and questions. Sign-up is not required.


tir 20 jun 17
14:00 - 15:00


DHI, Agern Allé 5, 2970 Hørsholm

Meeting point: entrance to DHI’s 3D deep water basin via Venlighedsvej 3