Gazelle Wind Power Limited was founded to accelerate the transition to renewable energies by introducing the next generation of advanced offshore wind platforms.
Governments around the world are driving to accelerate the transition to carbon-reducing sources of energy while maintaining a levelized cost of electricity so as to maintain the development of their economies.
Substantial wind energy development has, and continues to be developed on land. However, limitations on the availability of suitable sites have driven interest in capturing wind resources offshore.
Deepwater sites have less visual impact and more consistency of available wind. However, current floating platform designs are expensive to build and deploy due to their bulk and vulnerabilities in the open sea.
It is in this climate that Gazelle Wind Power was born.
UNLOCKING THE MASSIVE DEEP-WATER OFFSHORE WIND MARKET
The Gazelle Wind Power hybrid floating platform significantly reduces costs and increases speed to market, making it a more affordable and accessible solution for deep water deployment.
The Gazelle has a pitch of less than 5 degrees, mooring loads are reduced by 50%, and with the benefit of 75% less mooring length achieves a 80% reduction for the footprint of catenary mooring when compared with current semi-submersible designs. It is also lighter than conventional platforms as it uses less steel and concrete. The platform can be assembled and scaled at existing harbours worldwide.
The Gazelle platform is the only one of its kind to receive a statement of feasibility from DNV and combines sustainability with a positive economic impact.
Experience & Expertise
Board of directors
Gazelle has a strong, experienced, top-talent Board of Directors. The Chairman, Dr Javier Cavada – previously, President at Wärtsilä Corporation, has extensive experience leading international expansion and deployment of successful proprietary technologies. Additionally, the leadership team includes some of the sector's leading global policymakers, government officials, engineers, and c-level professionals.
They include: Founder and CEO, Jon Salazar, a former executive with Deloitte and Heathrow Airport in London; David Mesonero, Iberdrola's Deputy Director of corporate development and former CFO at Siemens Gamesa Renewables, and Connie Hedegaard, the former Minister of Energy of Denmark and EU Commissioner for Climate Action.
Gazelle Engineering is headed up by CTO, Jason Wormald, previously head of innovation at Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group, supported by Dr Antonio Garcia, Chief Innovation Officer, brain and father behind the Gazelle patented design.
We want our beautiful islands, the Canary Islands, to be the embodiment and global example of sustainability. We welcome new and advanced offshore Wind Energy technologies like Gazelle to contribute to our health and prosperity for the years to come.
Eloísa Moreno TalayaDirector of Energy
The innovative design behind the Gazelle platform makes it a very promising solution to drive the offshore wind industry into the future, supporting WAM Horizon’s long-term vision to enable offshore wind at a large scale.
Adelino Costa MatosChairman, WAM Horizon
Offshore wind energy represents many challenges but will be the future growth engine of renewable energy in the foreseeable future. Gazelle's unique and innovative offshore wind platform design can overcome these challenges and provide a foundation for growth in the industry.
LIGHT, AGILE, FAST
Nothing is more enduring than the image of nature in its abundance as it adapts to changing seasons, available resources and survival of the fittest. Africa's Gazelle, with its light frame, agility in the face of natural forces and perfect form, is our inspiration.