Floating offshore wind is a relatively young industry but is not all new. Many of the items we see in a floating offshore wind turbine installation, can also be found in traditional offshore installations, and it is important to build on these past experiences.

This paper will clarify how Class was used in the WindFloat Atlantic project to benefit from past experiences and at the same time considering the unique risk profile and loads acting on a floating offshore wind farm. This paper also addresses how the Class approach satisfied many of the local authorities’ requirements.

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