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Technip Energies’ INO12(TM) floating offshore wind concept progresses towards award of DNV Approval in Principle

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Technip Energies has received the acceptance of its basis of design of its INO12TM floating offshore wind concept  from classification society DNV, marking an important progress towards the Approval in Principle (AiP) of its INO12TM floater which is designed to accommodate a 12MW wind turbine.

Following an extensive review of Technip Energies’ global structural and fatigue analysis of the INO12™ floating wind system design, the company is on track to receive the DNV Approval in Principle by the end of year 2021. Technip Energies has also received acceptance for the FLS (Fatigue Limit State) and ULS (Ultimate Limit State) methodology applied in the INO12™ floating offshore wind concept which has been designed by Inocean, a fully-owned subsidiary of Technip Energies.

Willy Gauttier, Vice President of the Floating Offshore Wind Business Unit at Technip Energies, commented: "This is another important step towards the full class certification of our INO12™concept. Working with DNV on this AiP demonstrates that we are committed to delivering a compliant offering  to our customers, as well as state-of the-art quality and performance standards for their floating offshore wind projects, recognized by a classification leader in the market. In parallel, we already start the design and the scale up of our next products to address the fast-evolving floating offshore wind market.”

The ongoing DNV AiP comprises a high-level review of INO12™ semi-submersible floating wind concept which relies on a simple and lean design, having a structural configuration well suited for mass production and scalability. The concept also provides full assembly at quayside with direct access to tower and offers a cost efficient transport and installation at the final location. 

Geir Fuglerud, Director of Offshore Classification at DNV Maritime, added: “We are very pleased to be working with Inocean and Technip Energies on this AiP. This has been an excellent cooperation, where units from all the project partners in France, Norway and the UK have undertaken an extremely rigorous process to complete the AiP. We look forward to continuing to work with Technip Energies on full class approval of the concept.”

About Technip Energies

Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model supported by extensive technology, products and services offering. 

Operating in 34 countries, our 15,000 people are fully committed to bringing our client’s innovative projects to life, breaking boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow.

Technip Energies is listed on Euronext Paris with American depositary receipts (“ADRs”) traded over-the-counter in the United States. 
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About DNV

DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions.

Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence.

Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

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