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Innovative floating offshore wind energy. Qualification of innovative floating substructures for 10MW wind turbines and water depths greater than 50m.

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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.

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Project duration

2015 - 2019

Project partners:

  • SINTEF Ocean
  • Ideol
  • DTU
  • IREC
  • Dr.Techn.Olav Olsen
  • Technalia
  • Ramboll
  • Nautilus
  • ORE Catapult
  • Iberdrola

Budget: 7.3M€

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