Floating wind is rapidly coming of age

Image: Windfloat Atlantic, courtesy of Ocean Winds.Image: Windfloat Atlantic, courtesy of Ocean Winds.
WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “Floating wind is advancing at a rapid pace. The demo projects have worked. Now is the time to scale-up to large projects."

Official Press Release WindEurope:

Floating wind is making great strides

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Floating wind is making great strides

The world’s largest floating wind energy event, FOWT 2023, took place on 10-12 May in Nantes. Government representatives, the wind industry and other stakeholders came together to discuss how to drive the further expansion of floating offshore wind.

Nearly all of Europe’s existing offshore wind is “bottom-fixed” right now. But that only makes sense commercially up to 60 metres sea depth. Beyond that it is more cost-competitive to install floating offshore wind turbines. Floating wind is now rapidly coming of age. And this is going to allow for offshore wind development in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and other sea basins with high water depths. Europe has 4 small floating wind farms today – totalling 176 MW of capacity. But France is now... ... More: Official Press Release WindEurope

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