There is a need for new innovative substructure concepts, including floating platforms, to reduce production, installation and O&M costs for water depths of more than 50m.
• Optimize and qualify to a Technology Readiness Level – TRL of 5, two innovative substructure designs for 10MW turbines
• Develop a streamlined and KPI (key performance indicator) based methodology for the evaluation and qualification process of floating substructures
– Floating wind turbines installed in water depths from 50m to 200m
– Offshore wind farms of large wind turbines (10MW) – identified to be the most effective way of reducing cost of energy in short term