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How WindFlip Will Deliver Gigantic Floating Turbines to Site

To tow the new gigantic off-shore wind turbines being developed in Europe far out to sea, a Norwegian company has devised a clever and simple mechanism. Their Windflip tows the turbine out almost horizontal – and then when it gets to the site tilts it up into position; using just the weight of seawater.

The structure contains 29 air filled compartments. Once at the site each of the compartments inside the Windflip is sequentially filled with water, causing the stern to slowly submerge, so that both the Windflip barge and the turbine it is holding flip up 90°.