Technology - 07/May/2021

How to sink the cost of floating offshore wind

Floating platforms could open up swathes of the ocean with water depths beyond 60 metres to the offshore wind sector. To tap into those areas, though, floating offshore wind first needs to become less expensive. A European research project is looking to secure some of those price gains to make the technology finally competitive

A European research effort is looking to help cut the cost of floating offshore wind by at least 15%

OCEAN EXPLORATION Bottom-fixed offshore wind development is limited by the maximum water depth that foundations can access—floating turbines open up huge areas of ocean with near-constant wind resource

COPY AND PASTE The pursuit of standardised designs will open up cost reduction through economies of scale

KEY QUOTE We are already seeing that costs are going down with the innovations that we are looking at ...

 

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