Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl has secured a patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) for its divisible offshore wind turbine.
SeaTwirl said that the notice about the patent is dependent on paying the required fees.
The solution includes a turbine that is divisible above and below the house that holds the generator and bearing, meaning that their entire housing can be replaced just above the water surface by boat.
According to SeaTwirl, the turbine facilitates and reduces the cost of installation and maintenance, enabling the downtime to be minimized.
“We’re happy to now be able to broaden our patent protection for this technical solution that reduces the cost of service and maintenance by simplifying installation and replacement of entire modules,” said CEO Gabriel Strängberg.
SeaTwirl was granted the same patent in Sweden in 2017, as well as in the US and China in 2019.