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1 The first floating wind turbines Martin Jakubowski Technology Architect Blue H Technologies BV, The Netherlands Brindisi, Italia 23 rd of May 2009

2 Blue H Offshore Wind Technology Developer Proposition “Offshore wind offers enormous potential, with stronger more predictable winds Planning permission can be easier to obtain than onshore, farms can be built at scales impossible on land, and the availability of space is almost unlimited if deep waters are mastered.” - World Economic Forum 2009 – Green Investing

3 Blue H Offshore Wind Technology Developer Proposition “Offshore wind offers enormous potential, with stronger more predictable winds Planning permission can be easier to obtain than onshore, farms can be built at scales impossible on land, and the availability of space is almost unlimited if deep waters are mastered.” - World Economic Forum 2009 – Green Investing Blue H Intends to master deep waters with its technology!

4 Mission Statement By owning and continually creating innovative offshore technology, Blue H intends to become the world’s leading developer of deep water offshore wind farms dependent on its technology

5 Blue H Group Technologies Ltd “Blue H” The Company Founded 2004 Holding Company in UK Management based in The Netherlands R&D in Italy Site Development in Italy, Belgium, France, UK & USA Head Count 27

6 Projections Global Wind Energy Annual Installations - Growth in Capacity Key Sources: EWEA Pure Power – March 2008 Global Wind Energy Outlook 2008 – Greenpeace and GWEC (derived from IEA) Emerging Energy Research - Global Offshore Wind Energy Markets and Strategies - March 2008, baseline * 3 million € / MW ** 2.5 million € / MW Total Wind (MW) 27,000 82,000 Offshore Wind (MW) ,000 Offshore Wind (million) € 1,200 * € 82,500 ** Example: 5% market size (MW) 1,650 5% market size (million) € 4,125

7 NREL predicts the future NREL: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Department of Energy USA

8 NREL predicts Tension Legged Platforms for floating wind turbines

9 2007 SDP Prototype Primary Purpose: Test concept, design, assembly, transportation installation and decommissioning methods Note: Prototype is not designed to be connected to the grid Legend: L.A.T. Lowest Astronomical Tide

10 Construction of Prototype – Brindisi Submerged Deepwater Platform – nears completion

11 Prototype – Launching The unit is in 4 meters of water

12 Towed Out with 2 simple Tug Boats

13 Prototype in its final position: 11.5 NM (21.3 kms) from shore m deep water

14 Hyperlink to Prototype Video Construction, launch, transport and installation of the prototype Video from file

15 2007: Blue H acquired Gamma 2-bladed Technology Simple, less Expensive Easy to Service & Maintain Ideal for high speed wind sites Full variable speed = max. performance Power regulation through yaw control

16 Upgraded Gamma 60 turbine on custom steel floating support structure Allocation of major turbine subsystems below sea level Hydraulically adjustable tendons, for settlement correction only Buoyant counterweight with 2000 t of solid ballast The First Commercial Unit - FCU

17 FCU with floaters for transport & installation Support structure in steel with concrete ballast 3D view

18 FCU, getting the dimension: bottom of central body

19 Layout of 3.5 MW nacelle

20 The O&M and industrialization strategies of the 3.5 MW unit guide the design concepts Easy access by a safe gang-way to all parts of the nacelle Patented assembly method: Drive-train and generator mounted on a container shaped false bed-plate, assembled at yard on the real bed-plate

21 Blue H Intellectual Property IP on the Tension Legged Platform (TLP) IP on the 2-bladed Turbine for Offshore Use and/or Onshore Use IP on integrating the TLP with the Turbine Various patents on two-bladed teetering hinge turbine and design solutions for transport, installation and industrialization

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23 Congressional Letter of Support Entire Massachusetts Delegation

24 Blue H Solution is designed to be more Economic than Current Shallow Water Installations Source: RMT, Inc. Blue H: does not need to prepare seabed does not need to use expensive marine services equipment – (monopolistic/oligopolistic control of jack up barges, crane ships, pneumatic hammers for pounding the foundations into the seabed) does not need assemble at sea does not have high decommissioning costs BBC headline above picture to the right: “Work on Offshore Winds Farms delayed by late arrival of the jack-up barge”

25 Video from file Hyperlink to Simulation Video - FCU Blue H’s transport and installation concept


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