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09 May 2019

PSM again selected as Instrument Supplier for Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms

PSM Instrumentation are part of an innovative floating wind platform project which allows the exploitation of wind potential at sea in depths of more than 40 metres.

The innovation focus of the project is the conception of a floating foundation, based on the experiences from the oil and gas industry, which will support wind turbines in offshore applications.

The floating foundation is semi-submersible and anchored to the seabed. It is built entirely onshore, including the installation of the turbine, thus avoiding the use of scarce marine resources.

PSM were selected as the instrument supplier for the initial floating wind platform project in Portugal, which was the first offshore wind turbine in open Atlantic waters.  Due to the success of this project, they were asked to supply instrumentation for the next phase which covers a total of seven wind platforms – one in Spain, two in Portugal, and four in France.

As part of their role in the project, they have supplied marine certified instrumentation including submersible switches to monitor water levels and ingress for flood detection, continuous level monitoring transmitters and pressure transmitters for various process pressures.

They already have orders in place for the 3 off 8 MW platforms and expect to see the same for the 4 off 6 MW platforms as this phase of the project progresses.

These two projects will demonstrate the low risk profile and economic competitiveness of the technology, preparing the way for future commercial size floating offshore wind farms.

 

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