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Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Engineering Services

Offshore Wind has already been identified as one of the main option to decarbonise the Global Energy Production & Consumption. Furthermore, the Floating Wind sector appears to hold the highest potential to limit the societal and environmental impacts and improve the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).
Nevertheless, going offshore and into deep-water and more challenging areas require improved engineering, updated methodologies and more performant products. D-ICE is committed to make the Floating Wind a competitive and safe energy source. Hence, we are developping an innovative and fully dedicated controller, BLADiCS. High-performances controller has already been recognized as a real key for the FOWT technology development.
Finally we offer our engineering skills at each phase of your project.

  • Hydrodynamics
  • Advanced Control
  • Coupled Simulations
  • Load & Fatigue Analyzes
  • Linearization, Power Curve & Campbell Diagram
  • Tools


  • CAO adaptation
  • Mesh computation
  • Hydrodynamic coefficients calculations
  • Model linearization

Advanced Control

We are developing 3 levels of controllers for each stage of your project.

  • State-of-the-art controller
  • Advanced Controller at Design Stage
  • Our inhouse powerful BLADiCS controller for Full Scale applications

Fully Coupled Simulations

  • Simulations for various environmental conditions (wind/waves) according to tailored Design Load Cases (DLC) grid.
  • Calculation of floating wind turbine dynamic responses by activating up to 21 Degrees of Freedom (DOFs) using desired modules (Aerodynamics, Hydrodynamics, Structural dynamics, Control).

Load & Fatigue Analyzes

  • Rainflow algorithm for cycles computation
  • Application of S-N curves to half cycles with or without Goodman correction factor
  • Damage rates determination for each time series
  • Lifetime damage rates estimation based on wind/wave distributions
  • Damage equivalent loads calculation from lifetime damage rates

Linearization, Power Curve, Campbell Diagram

  • Floating wind turbine operating points calculation
  • Computation of time-invariant linear models
  • Comparison of theoretical and simulated power curve
  • Mode shapes, natural frequencies and rotor frequencies determination to obtain Campbell diagram

Cutting-edge Tools & Technologies

We rely on the standard tools available on the market and have also developped several in-house complementary tools and methodologies through our activities.

  • NREL FAST v7.0
  • NREL openFAST
  • FRyDoM
  • LHEEA Nemoh
  • Matlab
  • Python
  • Rhinoceros