The Gazelle Wind Power platform uses 70% steel and is one-third the weight of other floating platforms, according to the company. The platform delivers 70% less horizontal movement than semi-submersible platforms and has a tilt of less than 1 degree, and has 80% less mooring tension load than tension leg platforms.
“Gazelle’s innovative mooring system is a completely new concept,” said Claudio Bittencourt Ferreira, business development director at DNV. “Achieving the Statement of Feasibility as part of the concept assessment defined in DNVGL-SE-0422 is a confirmation that Gazelle has demonstrated technical feasibility of the technology to deliver its targets in line with the requirements of our service specification that was developed to enable innovation in the marine renewables market.”
In August, Gazelle Wind Power announced that it raised $4 million to accelerate the development of the hybrid floating offshore wind platform, including $1.3 million in seed funding and another $2.7 million in strategic long-term financing to develop the company's first grid-connected demonstrator.
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