The TLTP (Tension-Leg Turbine Platform) is a floating, permanently moored structure designed to support a utility-scale offshore wind turbine in water depths of 40 meters and greater. This paper discusses the design tools and unique design process used for this novel structure. Reasons for selecting a tension-leg platform (TLP) are discussed. Motivations to apply TLP technology to relatively shallow water depths are explained. The requirements for supporting a wind turbine, which are fundamentally different than the requirements for supporting a typical oil and gas payload, are discussed.
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Tension Leg Platform Turbine: A Unique Integration of Mature Technologies
Paper presented at the SNAME 16th Offshore Symposium, Houston, Texas, February 2010.
Paper Number: SNAME-TOS-2010-003
Published: February 09 2010
Moon, William L, and Charles J. Nordstrom. "Tension Leg Platform Turbine: A Unique Integration of Mature Technologies." Paper presented at the SNAME 16th Offshore Symposium, Houston, Texas, February 2010.
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