PivotBuoy project Preliminary Design Review milestone completed

The PivotBuoy project preliminary design review (PDR) meeting was held at X1 Wind offices in Barcelona on the 17th and 18th of July, 2019. The meeting brought together 16 experts from the consortium partners to review the preliminary design of the PivotBuoy system.

Photo of the project partners during the PDR meeting

This meeting represented an important stage gate to review if the advancement criteria for the preliminary design is met and advance into the Detailed Design Phase. The preliminary design phase has been completed after intense design work and strong interaction within the consortium partners and the different project work packages: WP2 (design) WP3 (manufacturing), WP4 (assembly, installation & testing), WP5 (simulation) and WP6 (reliability).

The project has now entered the Detailed Design phase prior to manufacturing and installation which is planned for Autumn 2020.

The PivotBuoy Project aims to validate the benefits of the “PivotBuoy” system, An Advanced System for Cost-effective and Reliable Mooring, Connection, Installation & Operation of Floating Wind. The PivotBuoy is an innovative subsystem that aims to reduce the costs of mooring systems and floating platforms, allow faster and cheaper installation and a more reliable and sustainable operation. The system will be installed at PLOCAN test site in a downwind floating platform developed by X1 Wind.

The Consortium is formed by nine partners from five different countries: X1Wind, ESM, WavEC, PLOCAN, INTECSEA, EDP, DTU, DNV GL and DEGIMA. The project officially started on April 1 and will last for 36 months.