Who We Are
Green Floating Marine Structures (GFMS) is an engineering firm based in the middle of Norway's technology capital, Trondheim. With an emphasis on innovation through creativity and collaboration, our talented team works hard to deliver high-quality solutions for a sustainable future.
GFMS is a company founded by Dr. Jørgen Ranum Krokstad. The objective of the company is to develop a floating wind turbine structure with a single line mooring. The WindBarge concept is originating from the founder’s experience with single point mooring systems in Oil&Gas-industry, practical experience from offshore wind developments projects in Statkraft and former Statoil, theoretical evaluations, and collaboration with SINTEF and NTNU. At present, significant effort has been put into creating a solid consortium of strategic partners with a good knowledge base and sufficient momentum - to guarantee the required development of the WindBarge. The primary objective in the near future is to carry out detailed design and model testing with the final goal of preparing for full scale prototyping. In addition, the project will address the need for specific acceptance criteria for each technical discipline to prepare for the realization of the prototype.
With experience from wind-, water-, maritime, ship, and oil industry, we have a strong team with the competence needed to realize this project
Jørgen Ranum Krokstad
Jørgen Ranum Krokstad has a PhD and has been appointed adjunct professor at NTNU. He has many years of experience with marine structures from SINTEF, DNV and offshore wind installations within Statkraft including the Dudgeon
and Doggerbank wind farms, Offshore Wind Accelerator and Norconsult (Southern North Sea II). His theoretical skills and practical experience bring a high value to the company.