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Floating Wind Turbine Control

For floating offshore wind turbines, precise measurement of roll and pitch motion of the wind mast caused by waves is crucial.

Floating Wind Turbine Control

These motions significantly impact the apparent wind speed at the nacelle, leading to larger movements. To mitigate these effects, real-time active pitch control is employed to adjust the wind turbine blades.

The motion control system incorporates a controller specifically designed to stabilize and minimize motions of the floating system, ensuring that structural responses remain within or below the predefined design thresholds.

An essential component for the control algorithm is an accurate Motion Reference Unit (MRU) that can measure Heave/Surge/Sway and Roll/Pitch/Yaw in real sea conditions.

The NORSUB MRU is an ideal choice for this application, offering highly precise roll and pitch measurements even during horizontal accelerations.
illustration of our MRU Marine showing roll, pitch, yaw, surge, sway and heave
An illustration of a MRU device

Designed specifically for marine applications

The NORSUB MRU Marine is a robust and waterproof motion reference unit designed specifically for marine applications, with flexible communication options and the option to include a magnetometer.Read more about the MRU Marine

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