Mas-Soler, J., Uzunoglu, E., Guedes Soares, C., Bulian, G. and Souto-Iglesias, A. (2021), “Transportation tests of the CENTEC-TLP concept in waves”, Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore, Guedes Soares, C. (Ed.), Taylor and Francis, London, UK, pp. 399-407

A set of towing test results of a free-float capable tension leg platform (TLP) from the ARCWIND project, the CENTEC-TLP, is presented. Its design process and overall response behavior are available in the literature. This work focuses on its transportation stage, characterised by shallow draft and certain aspects resembling blunt bodies such as barges. This hull form is investigated experimentally in calm water, and its added resistance in waves is evaluated. Several configurations and towing connections are considered to identify the differences and advantages of each alternative. The system’s responses and the related risk of excessive motions during transport are also discussed in two relevant sea states.

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