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Project location: Norway
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This project was a strategic opportunity for Genesis to work with the main client from the “tech giant” world, later joined by a major in the offshore oil/gas / renewable energy sectors.
The main client brought an unorthodox mindset and limited offshore experience to mix with Genesis’ classic offshore oil & gas floating substructure delivery and execution.
The client’s initial spar with one mooring line was redesigned by Genesis to become a minimally stiffened spar hull with three mooring lines for safe and effective handling of global motions with heel up to 300 while the kite was flying under design conditions. The minimally stiffened spar lead to subcontracting with a pressure vessel/suction pile fabricator for hull construction to meet schedule and budget.
Genesis reorganized a traditional offshore delivery and installation execution organization to meet the client’s aggressive testing schedule before inclement weather would shut down testing operations offshore Norway.
Both client and Genesis adapted to each other’s expertise and style to produce a successful offshore test platform and partnered to bring energy kites to offshore environments for the generation of renewable, carbon-free energy.
To successfully deliver the project, Genesis has undertaken:
We leveraged our extensive engineering, fabrication, and installation expertise with floating structures to build this one-of-a-kind offshore floating system and install it offshore Norway in breakthrough timing - six months from contract to installation. Genesis utilized a cost-efficient multi-center execution model – the spar was engineered in Houston, fabricated in Spain, and installed in Norway.