Hywind floating wind turbine

hywind floating wind turbine

(Photo: Trude Refsahl/Statoil)

Innova AS has delivered the instrumentation package under contract to Technip for Statoil’s Hywind floating offshore wind turbine. Hywind is the world’s first floating wind turbine, and was installed west of Karmøy, Norway, in 2010. The instrumentation package includes:

  • Stain gauges for windmill base structure
  • Anchor load monitoring
  • Position and motion monitoring system
  • Wave height measuring
  • Ballast monitoring
  • Metrology instrumentation

Innova’s responsibilities included:

  • Design, delivery, installation and commissioning of the instrumentation package
  • Local computer network and link to shore
  • Instrumentation interface towards SCADA systems
  • Local data logging

In the operational phase, Innova have assisted with operational support and further development tasks for Statoil.