Wind Catching Systems Launches Floating Offshore Wind Technology
Wind Catching Systems will, in co-operation with Aibel AS as the main contractor, commercialize the groundbreaking Wind Catching technology for floating offshore wind farms. The technology increases efficiency, cuts acreage use by 80% and reduces production costs, which will enable floating offshore wind to produce electricity at bottom fixed prices. Ferd AS and North Energy ASA are among the main owners of the company and see significant growth and export opportunities for the technology.
Wind Catching Systems, in collaboration with Aibel and the Institute for Energy Technology, IFE, is developing a floating multi-turbine technology consisting of several 1 MW turbines. The technology will cut acreage use by more than 80% and increase efficiency significantly in comparison to conventional floating offshore wind farms. The company's main owners are Ferd and North Energy. Wind Catching Systems is also supported by Innovation Norway.
Wind Catching Systems’ technology will have a design life of 50 years, will cost substantially less to maintain than today's floating offshore wind solutions and solve sustainability issues related to the recycling and reuse of turbine blades, marine resources and CO2 emissions from installation and maintenance. One Wind Catching unit is five times as efficient as a conventional offshore wind turbine and can produce energy for 80,000 households.