Floating Wind JIP: Floating Wind Yield

Call for entries from companies and consortia interested to undertake a study looking to improve the understanding of floating wind yield, compared to seabed fixed, with a further aim of updating the leading software to enable accurate prediction of floating wind yield:

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

The Floating Wind JIP would like to improve the understanding of floating wind yield and sensitivities of drivers for wake loss, compared to seabed fixed, with a further aim of updating the leading software and measurement campaign strategy to enable accurate prediction of floating wind yield.

The main objectives of this work are:

  1. Quantifying wake loss and associated uncertainties, as well as their sensitivities to key inputs. 
  2. Production of estimated yield (AEP) of turbines installed on floating platforms.
  3. Understanding of the controller optimisation and trade-off against dampening.
  4. Determine yield impacts for different floating foundation motions, and hence floating substructure types.

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 hector.wilson@carbontrust.com.