Floating wind visualisation
The internationally known IEC 1906 Prize recognises exceptional achievements which contribute significantly to the Commission's work. Denis Matha received the award for his exceptional contributions as Secretary of the IEC project team PT6140-3-2, which has been working on the development of an international standard for floating wind turbines since 2011 and was published in 2019 as Technical Specification TS61400-3-2.
Denis Matha is an expert in floating wind turbines. He knows the substructure, analyses the aerodynamics of the rotors and fine-tunes the hydrodynamics and dynamics of the mooring system. He has been working in the field of floating wind and has led Ramboll’s Floating Wind Team for over 10 years.
“The development of international standards is key for the industrialization and commercialization of floating wind, which is one of the major challenges today. I am very pleased that IEC recognizes my contribution to the project team having developed this first international technical specification”, says Denis about the award.
Over the last decade, Denis Matha has been involved in a wide range of floating wind projects. At Ramboll, his team works on floating wind projects covering topics such as floater, mooring and electrical design, integrated loads analysis, risk assessments and design reviews, logistics studies and strategic consultancy, as well as R&D.
“I am proud of Denis' achievements. This award underscores our expertise and ambitions in this area", says Tim Fischer, Global Head Offshore Wind at Ramboll.