Bringing together all the supporting vessels, supply components and activities to install a 1GW FLOW project in two seasons is a major undertaking. Key to this schedule is having your floating units built and marshalled, ready to integrate with their towers, turbines, and blades and then ready to be installed.
But with most ports and facilities only able to handle 2-3 units at a time (remember the physical dimensions), where do you ‘park’ or store your other units? What do you do if you have supply or delivery delays, or the weather conditions slow you down?
Without answering these simple questions, you cannot deliver a robust integration and installation plan. Offshore Solutions Group identified this issue in late 2021 and, partnering with HR Wallingford, set out in 2022 to answer these questions through the Temporary Storage Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (TS-FLOW© JIP).