Offshore wind


Wind farms with floating wind turbines (FWT) will be installed at depths between 50m to 100m. In these depths, the structures, mooring lines and power cables are colonized by biofouling and will therefore affect the mass and hydrodynamic properties of the structure.

The presence of biofouling changes the hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, corrosion properties and weight of an offshore floating wind structure (accumulated biofouling can represent up to 10% of the mass of a structure). Today’s best practices for dealing with biofouling include cleaning and inspecting of submerged infrastructure using divers or remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), as well as the use of antifouling products. Removing biofouling reduces the weight of the floating structures, and the removed biofouling falls to the seabed and becomes part of the natural marine environment. Bravo Marine has developed C-RAY® ROV, an underwater cleaning system, capable of removing biofouling from round (pipe-like) surfaces (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) and flat surfaces.

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Offshore wind


Wind farms with floating wind turbines (FWT) will be installed at depths between 50m to 100m. In these depths, the structures, mooring lines and power cables are colonized by biofouling and will therefore affect the mass and hydrodynamic properties of the structure.

The presence of biofouling changes the hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, corrosion properties and weight of an offshore floating wind structure (accumulated biofouling can represent up to 10% of the mass of a structure). Today’s best practices for dealing with biofouling include cleaning and inspecting of submerged infrastructure using divers or remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), as well as the use of antifouling products. Removing biofouling reduces the weight of the floating structures, and the removed biofouling falls to the seabed and becomes part of the natural marine environment. Bravo Marine has developed C-RAY® ROV, an underwater cleaning system, capable of removing biofouling from round (pipe-like) surfaces (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) and flat surfaces.

Know more?


See more under products: C-RAY® ROV

Products