Bureau Veritas (BV) has officially issued EnerOcean the Certificate of Basic Design Approval for its W2Power floating wind solution, a significant step as the design advances towards full-scale commercial deployment. The certification follows a thorough assessment by BV, confirming the proper implementation of best practices in critical elements of the W2Power design.
EnerOcean's W2Power, depicted in the accompanying image, is now poised for the transition from design evaluation to the realization of full-size commercial installations. The comprehensive review conducted by BV encompassed a range of documentation, including drawings, analysis, and specifications, demonstrating the design's adherence to regulations and industry codes. The focus is on ensuring compliance for the subsequent construction phase.
The certified documentation includes details on design methodologies and preliminary analyses, offering insights into the analytical methods slated for use during the detailed design phase. Pedro Mayorga, Chief Executive of EnerOcean, expressed gratitude for the meticulous efforts of Bureau Veritas in the certification process, emphasizing that this is just the beginning.
Mayorga outlined EnerOcean's commitment to obtaining certifications for all their projects, starting with Primavera, the company's inaugural full-size installation currently progressing for a commercial port. He highlighted the industry's need to prioritize technologies with proven technical performance and a demonstrated ability to effectively address cost reduction challenges when allocating both public incentives and commercial investments in the coming years.