AWC Technology Ltd is dedicated to the development and deployment of the Articulated Wind Column (AWC), a deep-water floating foundation. The AWC is a specialised, single-anchor foundation suitable for water depths between 80 and 250m.
The AWC seeks to lower the high costs typically associated with the floating wind industry. Cost-reducing features of the AWC include:
• A smaller footprint
• Lowered site survey requirements
• Simple fabrication requirements
• Minimal maintenance needs
• Suitability for existing port infrastructure
The AWC has been additionally designed to maximise local content, engaging existing supply chains.
The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy awarded £750,000 of funding to the AWC to support its ongoing development and progress the technology towards its first offshore deployment.
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At DORIS we are committed to bringing the highest value to our clients’ projects by providing robust engineering during all the phases of a development up to decommissioning. Our multidisciplinary teams draw on our 60 years of experience and our expert capability to deliver engineering services that enable faster and safer developments with reduced cost and environmental impact.
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