The Carbon Trust has launched a series of tenders to assess technology challenges associated with floating offshore wind.
The studies are part of a joint industry project supported by the Scottish Government, DONG Energy, E.ON, Eolfi, innogy and Statoil, to better understand the anticipated risks and opportunities of developing floating wind farms at commercial scale.
Projects include assessments of electrical systems, mooring systems, and logistical challenges in large arrays of floating wind turbines.
Floating wind presents an opportunity to harness strong wind resource in deep water locations, unlocking new markets for offshore wind. However, a number of novel challenges will need to be addressed in order to deploy floating wind turbines at commercial scale. These projects will aim to assess these challenges and identify future innovation priorities for the sector
Rhodri James, Manager at the Carbon Trust
Further information on the projects can be accessed on the Carbon Trust Tenders page.