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.
Lighter than conventional platforms, it uses approximately 70% less steel and is one-third the weight of other floating platforms, has a tilt of less than 1 degree, and has 80% less mooring tension load than tension leg platforms.
That platform can be easily assembled and scaled at existing harbours worldwide. Gazelle's ground breaking floating platform has been verified by DNV.
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 President, Jon Salazar, a former executive with Deloitte and Heathrow Airport in London; CEO, Pierpaolo Mazza, a veteran of GE Power Generation and Wärtsilä; 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’s team brings together veteran experts from the global renewable energy and power generation industries supported by leading naval engineers. The team is driven by its belief that success is measured by the ability to combine innovation and sustainability, making the world a better place while simultaneously offering an economic value add state-of-art technology.
Commercial leadership team
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
We are in an industry where it is most common to just copy and piggyback on someone else's technology but Gazelle is the only evolutionary step-change in offshore wind platform technology that I have seen in years. This is and will be a game-changer in the industry.
Elchanan SafierSafier Ingenierie
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.