CASE: Floating Offshore Wind Power.
CLIENT: NENUPHAR.

A visual communication package covering product development of their latest vertical-axis floating wind turbine.

 
 
 
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NENUPHAR WIND is the technology leader of offshore wind energy within floating vertical axis wind power. Nenuphar has developed an innovative solution using vertical-axis wind turbines, and involved in the European industrialization setup INFLOW.


Challenge

Nenuphar engaged us in 2015 to deliver a visual communication package covering product development of their latest vertical-axis floating wind turbine. Nenuphar was still in a very early stage of product development when engaging us, and needed capital injection and industrial partners to develop the technology. The aim was to update 3D renders views and animations, and build a presentation model of the floating wind turbine in order to communicate ideas, potentials and solutions to possible investors and stakeholders.

To reach this objective, we performed detailed rendering and animations of the wind turbine on a continuous basis alongside progression of technical solutions, thereby providing visual and technical support during early product development. We defined requirements and background material in close collaborations with Nenuphar . It was our responsibility to visualize, structuralize and present the material in a simple and easy understandable manner. Drafting out concept solutions using tools like sketching and rough animations/renders accomplished this.

• Iterative process of designing and developing customized vertical-axis floating wind turbine
• Creating awareness of the potential the floating wind turbine offers by visualizing and presenting the material in an understandable way

Deliverables

In order to communicate ideas, potentials and solutions to possible investors and stakeholders, we customized a full 1:200 scale model of the vertical-axis floating wind turbine, drawings, 3D-files, and background knowledge of wind turbine technology. During our cooperation and work with Nenuphar they had different ideas and changes towards the wind turbine model. This forced the process to be iterative where we were able to be flexible in our development of the model and deliver a product equivalent to Nenuphar’s wishes/requests.

Another important aspect for Nenuphar was the ability to transport the model in an easy and accessible way. Therefore we customized the presentation model of the wind turbine that had the flexibility of easy transportation when having displays at various places and surroundings. Finally, we provided a visual communication package, which explained the technical aspects of the design including a 3D animation video.

• Full 1:200 scale presentation model of vertical-axis floating wind turbine including customized suitcase for transportation
• Delivery of visual communication package
• Creation and animation of 3D video



"Congratulation for your model! Yesterday we were on a show room in Marseille about the” energy transition”, and Francois Hollande (the President of the french Republic) has visited our stall. I have presented the wind turbine and so, the model was extremely useful! I was very satisfied of the KIRTxTHOMSEN’s creactivity. It was useful to have a strong communication in order to be well aligned to have the best result. I can recommend KIRTxTHOMSEN for any communication tools as images, model, or video"


Marie VIALA
Funding & Business Manager, NENUPHAR WIND


 

 

Case:
A visual communication package covering product development of their latest vertical-axis floating wind turbine.

Client:
Nenuphar Wind

Industry:
Offshore wind energy

Year:
2015

Capabilities:
Visual communication
Design
Concept visualization

Services/Products/Deliverables:
3D visualization
3D animation
Physical scale models

Videos:
https://vimeo.com/288368345

https://vimeo.com/147841910

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