Bureau Veritas (BV) has launched a new digital simulation tool, Opera, for the certification of floating wind turbines. Opera offers an independent and fully integrated modeling solution that includes all components of a floating wind turbine, from mooring systems to blades. It is a tool for sea-keeping and station-keeping of any floating structure, including floating wind turbines powered by both sea and wind loads. It addresses the complex physics involved with aero-hydro couplings and the multibody interactions inherent in floating projects. Opera’s capabilities include a thorough understanding of any floating wind projects and flexibility to cater for any innovative design, it performs integrated loads analysis taking into account all types of coupling, it provides accuracy, reliability and speed to support customer requests, provides independent verification services, and supports the design review team in case of technical issues.
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