Project overview:

A Low-Cost Modular Concrete Support Structure and Heavy Lift Vessel Alternative

Awardee:

RCAM Technologies

Started:

Q1, 2020

Technical Challenge Area:

Floating Structure Engineering

Completed:

Q3, 2022

Synopsis:

RCAM Technologies has developed a modular, concrete, fixed-bottom offshore wind turbine support structure that can be installed without traditional heavy-lift vessels and can be manufactured with existing U.S. enterprises, thus addressing many of the financial and logistical barriers facing domestic offshore wind support structures.

Target Outcomes:

1
Prove the feasibility and advance the development of a low cost, modular concrete suction pile support structure and heavy lift vessel alternative.
2
Conceptual design and feasibility assessment of a modular concrete support structure for a 15-MW reference turbine and heavy lift vessel alternative.
3
Down selection of a support structure, preliminary design of the modular concrete support structure, and planning of potential follow-on activities such as fabrication, structural testing, and pilot demonstration.

NOWRDC Project Manager

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Senior Program Manager

Project Principle Investigator

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