Barge Advantages

Advantages of the BarberWind Barge Mounted 1.6MW Turbine Design
  • Built on standard ocean-going barge
  • Turbine installed on barge in port (no specialized ocean-going crane ships needed)
  • Can be anchored in very deep water without utilizing a lot of ocean “real estate”
    • Out of sight of land and away from recreational boat traffic
    • Land and sea breezes go out about ten miles causing the wind to die down twice a day
      • Sea and Land Breezes describe the wind that blows onshore from sea to land during the day and blows offshore in the evening.
  • No underwater structure to ocean floor needed
  • Prior to a potential hurricane, or for maintenance, the turbine can be laid down in hours via our built-in lifting system, towed at a right angle of the hurricane path and returned the next day
  • Computer controlled sails on stern of the barge overcome the gyroscopic effect of the rim
  • Built-in stern thruster acts as a backup to the sails
  • Supports Robust tower and turbine wheel design

Top 5 Advantages

  • No seabed structure needed
  • Turbine installed in port and delivered ready to hook to anchor system
  • Anchor in very deep water
  • Out of sight from land
  • Hurricane resilient

BarberWind Turbines Offshore Barge Advantages

This system keeps the barge in a relatively small area even in very deep water. Buoy stays in place even when the barge is moved for servicing or to avoid a hurricane.

Deep Water Wind Turbine Anchoring