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The Y‐Wind Semi platform (foundation) is the most technically robust, cost‐effective and adaptable
floating foundation for offshore wind. Y‐Wind isthe result of extensive offshore engineering expertise and
thorough life cycle cost analysis of the critical engineering challenges and key cost drivers of floating wind.
The Y‐Wind platform is designed by VL Offshore (VLO) incorporating and expanding their extensive
engineering and design expertise established over the decades from various offshore projects in Semi‐
submersible, TLP and Spar platforms.  VLO’steam consists of key discipline engineersfor the floating wind
in naval architecture, structure, mooring and anchor, marine system, power cable and installation.



Vortex Bladeless is a vortex induced vibration resonant wind generator. It harnesses wind energy from a phenomenon of vorticity called Vortex Shedding. Basically, bladeless technology consists of a cylinder fixed vertically with an elastic rod. The cylinder oscillates on a wind range, which then generates electricity through an alternator system. In other words, it is a wind turbine which is not actually a turbine.

Vortex wind generators are more similar in features and cost-effectiveness over time to solar panels than to regular wind turbines.



Knud E. Hansen (KEH) is a 80 year old Danish naval architecture firm with offices in North America, in Ft. Lauderdale, Houston (where I am located) and Nova Scotia, Canada.  KEH has designed numerous vessels including cruise ships, ferries and RoPax, RoRo, ConRo, research vessels, Superyachts, fishing trawlers, offshore wind turbine installation vessels, Offshore wind Service Operation Vessels, Offshore Wind Crew Transfer Vessels, pipe & cable lay vessels, expediton/artic ships,  offshore construction and support vessels, tankers amongst others.  Since 1937, over 750 vessels have been built and over 300 conversions carried out to our designs.  Very important to also know that KEH is also renowned for their Marine or ship HVAC designs.  For example, we designed the HVAC systems on an UK aircraft carrier and have designed numerous HVAC systems for cruise ships, etc. As part of our marine HVAC design, we are currently working on virus / disease mitigation systems for cruise ships, ferries and other vessels.

Furthermore, Knud E. Hansen USA's Fort Lauderdale office provides engineering and project management support to many South Florida cruise lines, US shipyards, and commercial operators. We've also teamed up with contractors to perform turn-key designs and construction oversight when requested.  KEH itself employs close to 100 naval architects and marine engineers worldwide designing vessels of all types and sizes.

If you go to the web site,, you can select “References” at the top, and see past projects. 

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