The JABACO is aimed at developing a Modular Jacket concept composed by components of pre-qualified quality, for cost reduction of offshore wind farms.
The concept under consideration is based on an integrated design considering water depths 30-80m, turbine sizes 5-10 MW, in the North Sea and the Mediterranean. Design of basic six cases, tests and numerical simulations of structural components has been conducted, together with a sensitivity analysis.
The deliverables of the JABACO project contain procedures/recommendations for modular jacket design, including the six case studies optimized, which define a pathway for lowering the cost of energy in offshore wind farms in European waters, towards increasing the competitiveness of offshore wind energyJABACO is sponsored by the European Commission, contract No. RFSR-CT-2015-00024