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