Offshore Foundations And Supporting Structures Forum
Bruno Geschier has been asked for having a speaking slot about "Scale-Up Of Wind Turbine Sizes And Their Impact On Key Floating Offshore Wind Technologies".
Following several pre-commercial arrays, the deployment of commercial size floating wind farms will reach an initial cruising altitude by the years 2023 – 2025.
Assuming that turbines of 10MW enter the offshore landscape in this timeframe, the industry must review the key floating technology architectures and the impact such large wind turbines might have on their sizes, including their:
- Constructability and their mass manufacturing
- Launching at sea and offshore installation
- O&M operations with an eye on the inevitable race for cost reductions and further drops in the LCOE of floating wind