Floating Wind Joint Industry Project: Fabrication, Infrastructure, and Logistics (FIL)

Calling for entries from companies and consortia interested to undertake a study to understand the key fabrication, infrastructure, and logistical constraints towards building large-scale floating wind farms and to ensure that infrastructure constraints do not prevent floating wind deployment. 

To date, floating wind farms developed have been of a small scale compared to bottom-fixed offshore wind farms that exceed 1 GW in capacity. In future, large scale floating wind farms are expected, and this will bring challenges to fabrication, infrastructure, and logistics. Constraints may include: facilities for steel and concrete fabrication; port facilities for assembly and storage; launching facilities; transport of large equipment; and local content requirements..

The FLW JIP wish to build upon previous projects completed to understand the key fabrication, infrastructure, and logistical constraints towards building large-scale floating wind farms and to ensure that infrastructure constraints do not prevent floating wind deployment. The objective is to understand the common infrastructure requirements for floating wind projects in order that port authorities can understand investment requirements, and developers and fabricators have a framework for port selection.

The deadline for clarification questions has passed. Responses to the clarification questions are included below.

The closing date to receive tender submissions is 10 September 2021 12:00 BST.

All clarification questions and tender submissions should be sent electronically, by their respective deadlines, to ivan.savitsky@carbontrust.com, with floatingwind@carbontrust.com in copy.
 

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