FLOWTOM Project Partners

FLOWTOM (Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Operation and Maintenance) is a multi-partner research project launched in 2021, with the objective of progressing the development of lifting solutions for offshore maintenance of floating wind turbines.

WindSpider have been cooperating with FLOWTOM partners since 2022, to help assess the solution for offshore maintenance operations on floating wind turbines.

Recently conducted wave tank trials of the lifts carried out by the WindSpider system and the vessel crane, together with the digital modelling, will improve the reliability of an offshore maintenance solution for floating wind turbines.

“The data acquired during the trials will be used to produce a digital twin representing what is happening in the wave tank, which in turn will be used to calibrate the global model. This will reduce the margin of error in the modelling results and make the associated recommendations more reliable.” – reads the press release issued on the 18th of April by France Energies Marines.

For a full press release see here Trials to improve offshore maintenance solution reliability (france-energies-marines.org)

Wave tank test

About WindSpider

WindSpider is offering an innovative lifting solution for installation and major component replacement of wind turbines, onshore and offshore. The self-erecting solution, which uses the turbine tower as support, has several attractive features, including eliminating relative motion between crane and wind turbine, no turbine weight or height restrictions, compatibility with floating vessels, and good operability at windy sites. With an effective lifting capacity of +1500 metric tons, WindSpider solves some of the biggest issues in the wind industry and is prepared for the next generations of wind turbines at a substantially lower cost.

Contact persons

Kent Lynggaard Vinkel, CEO – phone +47 911 90 817

André Ølberg, CFO & Commercial Director– phone +47 45 20 39 67


FLOWTOM Project Partners

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