DNV GL spins Alstom’s Oceade 18 tidal turbine


DNV GL has issued a ‘Statement of Feasibility’ for Alstom’s Oceade 1.4 MW tidal turbine.

DNV GL is using DNV-OSS-312 to certify the Oceade 18 tidal turbine, with the first stage in the process involving a full risk assessment of the turbine and agreeing actions to mitigate the risk of failure, DNV GL’s press release reads.

DNV GL will work with Alstom to review and approve design documents before heading towards the fabrication stage, including manufacturing quality and equipment testing and surveillance of the installation and commissioning.

Final prototype certification of the turbine will follow the successful close out of the actions agreed during the ‘Statement of Feasibility’ stage, according to DNV GL.

Claudio Bittencourt, Business Development Director at DNV GL, said: “Issuing the DNV GL Statement of Feasibility is an important step demonstrating that Alstom is taking a responsible approach to managing risk and putting in place the foundation for a successful project. We are pleased to be working with and supporting Alstom in their commitment to tackling the technical challenges of the tidal industry.”

As reported earlier, Alstom was selected to supply four Oceade 18 tidal turbines to one of the world’s first tidal stream arrays in the Raz Blanchard, France.

DNV GL is a ship and offshore classification society, and technical advisor for the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency, as well as the global oil and gas industry.

Image: Alstom/Oceade 18