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Breakthrough for OO-Star Wind Floater

10 years of technical development and extensive documentation have resulted in a breakthrough for Dr.techn.Olav Olsen’s innovative foundation concept for floating offshore wind turbines: "OO-Star Wind Floater". Through the Horizon 2020 program, the EU has pledged to fund EUR 25 million to a strong European consortium led by the world's largest wind power producer Iberdrola to demonstrate the full scale OO-Star Wind Floater.

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CFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics

Dr.techn. Olav Olsen has recently established in-house competency for performing CFD simulations (Computational Fluid Dynamics). With a team of engineers holding multiple doctoral and master's degrees in marine engineering, numerical methods and fluid dynamics among them, we now provide detailed numerical calculations in 2D and 3D for simulations of wave, liquid and gas transport through the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations. This enables us to predict loads, flow patterns, and thermal effects that are closer to real life scenarios and have a higher degree of accuracy than using traditional methods. In this way, CFD will be able to expand the possibilities where technical standards and regulations may be limiting.

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WaveRoller successfully installed

Congratulations to AW Energy for installing the innovative and promising WaveRoller technology in Portugal October 25th. Olav Olsen is proud to have designed the “self-installing” concrete foundation for the WaveRoller unit. It has been an exciting project to work with requiring innovative thinking and close focus on cost and practicality.

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i4offshore Newsletter Summer 2019

https://i4offshore-project.eu/newsletters/

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High activity on R&D

Dr.techn. Olav Olsen has a continuous focus on research, development and innovation. In addition to our internal development activities, we are always involved in a number of research project activities. Either nationally through institutions like The Research Council of Norway or through international programs like Horizon2020 (EU).

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Dr.techn.Olav Olsen is aiming at world leading position for development of concrete platforms SRS models

Dr.techn.Olav Olsen (OO) has in 2018 significantly improved their position as leading supplier of Structural Reanalysis Systems (SRS) models of the large concrete platforms in the North Sea. OO has in the past participated in detail design of the majority of the offshore concrete platforms in the world, and our in-depth knowledge of the structures makes us well prepared for SRS analyses. Having a well-functioning and up-to-date SRS model is important for assessing for instance the effects of modifications and changing environments to existing assets.

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