Floating Wind

Offshore wind farms capture wind resources that are stronger and more consistent than those on land. However, offshore is limited by the dept of the water. That’s where floating wind technology allows turbines to be deployed in deep waters where traditional bottom-fixed structures aren't feasible. This expands the areas where wind power can be harvested and takes advantage of stronger offshore breezes.

At R&D Test Systems, we have 15 years of experience developing test systems for onshore and offshore wind turbines. We transfer this knowledge to testing floating wind turbines. As floating wind turbines are deployed in challenging ocean environments, rigorous testing across several critical components is required to ensure durability, stability, and efficiency.

Our engineering approach

We develop various test systems that provide tier-one suppliers and OEMs with a critical understanding of their components and wind turbines. Our test benches are designed to simulate harsh marine environments, providing real-world conditions to validate wind turbines' durability and performance.

Our competences


Mooring lines

Morning lines are critical for maintaining the turbine's position. They are tested for strength and fatigue to ensure they can endure long-term operational stresses and extreme weather events. The mooring system's interaction with waves, currents, and turbine operations is complex. Testing often involves both computer simulations and physical scale models.


Structure and Materials

Tests with a shaking table ensure the wind turbine is robust enough to withstand the dynamic loads from wind, waves, and currents. Materials are often tested for corrosion resistance, fatigue strength, and structural integrity.


Rotor Blades

Blades are subjected to enormous aerodynamic forces and must be tested for fatigue, material integrity, and performance efficiency.


Gearbox and Generators

These components are tested for operational reliability and efficiency. Mechanical stresses and wear patterns are analyzed to predict lifespan and maintenance needs.


Grid Compliance and Power Quality

Ensuring the electrical output meets grid compliance standards and can handle variable loads.


Control Systems

The turbine's control systems must be precise and reactive to wind speed and direction changes, wave height, and other environmental factors. Testing often includes simulations and real-world operational testing.

Discover possibilities with a Feasibility Study

Discover how R&D Test Systems can elevate the potential of your floating wind projects. Connect with our experts to learn more about the possibilities to work with us on a future project, or start with a feasibility study to understand better your testing needs and the best test solution to match this.

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Ralf Nieschler
Key Account Manager - Germany
Peter Winther
Key Account Manager
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