We are going above and beyond

Gazelle Wind Power Limited was founded to accelerate the transition to renewable energies by introducing the next generation of advanced offshore wind platforms.

THE SITUATION

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

Gazelle Wind Power offers a revolutionary floating platform solution to meet the challenges facing the offshore wind industry. Gazelle's unique design responds to waves through the action of a central counterweight connected to tripodal arms anchored to the seabed. The geometry is such that the platform can move horizontally and vertically with minimal tilting.

Gazelle's primary innovation is to separate buoyancy and stability functions, offering a compact, lightweight hull foundation compared to traditional semi-submersible models. Additionally, the mooring system, with its smaller footprint, lower loads and smaller anchors when compared with Tension Leg Systems still observes the design limits prescribed by floating offshore wind turbine manufacturers.

Gazelle's innovative approach minimises steel requirements, accelerates deployment, reduces costs, and ensures reliable performance, driving forward the transition to affordable, clean and sustainable energy solutions.

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.

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Management team

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.
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Engineering team

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. 

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Endorsements

Gazelle Wind Power has the potential to redefine industry standards and make a substantial contribution to achieving the EU's ambitious environmental goals and to positioning the European Union at the forefront of cutting-edge renewable energy technologies.

Connie Hedegaard

Former European commissioner
for climate action and Advisor to the Board

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 Matos

Chairman, 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.

Martin Berkenkamp

CEO
A2E Gmbh



Awards

The Gazelle team has received well-deserved recognition for our innovative work in the clean energy and wind sectors. From prestigious awards to notable rankings in industry publications, our work toward advancing sustainable energy solutions is gaining attention worldwide.

Inspiration

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.