Floating Wind JIP: Assessment of Wind Turbine Generators for Floating Wind Farms

Call for entries from companies and consortia interested to undertake a study to better understand and predict expected failure rates for floating wind and engage with WTG suppliers to support commercialisation of floating wind.  

This project is one of four scoping studies being tendered by the Floating Wind JIP:

  1. Floating Wind Access & Availability
  2. Floating Wind Yield 
  3. Assessment of Wind Turbine Generators for Floating Wind Farms
  4. Numerical Modelling Guidelines & Standards for Floating Wind

This project (Phase 1) aims to undertake a literature review and scoping study for a subsequent larger project (Phase 2) to better understand and predict expected failure rates for floating wind farms and understand the long-term impact of wave propagated floater motions on the WTG. Additionally, is it proposed to use the Floating Wind JIP as a forum to engage key suppliers, particularly turbine suppliers, to ensure that WTGs are suitable for installation and operation for commercial scale floating wind.

The main objectives of this work are:

  • to build on previous Floating Wind JIP work undertaken assessing floating WTGs, and support OEMs towards investigating floating specific risks to their mechanical/electrical componentry
  • act as a forum to engage with WTG suppliers
  • to support, advise and lobby to accelerate the technology for improved floating AEP and increase confidence in large scale floating wind project investment

For further details, please see the relevant documents below:

Clarification questions should be received by 21 February 2020 and the answers to these questions will be posted below by 26 February 2020.

The closing date to receive tender submissions is 23:59 GMT 20 March 2020.

All clarification questions and tender submissions should be sent electronically, by their respective deadlines, to dan.kylespearman@carbontrust.com.