Demonstration of innovative technologies for floating wind farms

Scope:

Proposals will focus on the demonstration of floating offshore wind innovations (such as blades, floaters, moorings, electrical subsystems and cabling, monitoring systems, and/or integrated systems, including whole wind turbines specifically conceived for floating offshore), in view of scaling-up power rating to >10 MW. Different sea and weather conditions shall be considered. Proposals shall improve industrial design and manufacturing processes, installation methods and operation & maintenance.

Specific Challenge:

The first commercial-scale floating wind farm has recently come into operation and other floating wind farms initiatives are ongoing. Floating wind farms have significant potential but further efforts are needed to drive the costs down and to fully commercialise and industrialise the technology.

Expected Impact:

Decrease the Levelized cost of Energy (LCOE) and environmental impacts while increasing market value of floating wind power

Key dates in the call for project

  • 3 September 2019 - Launch of the call
  • 11 December 2019 - Deadline