Come meet the poster presenters to ask them questions and discuss their work
Check the programme for our poster viewing moments. For more details on each poster, click on the poster titles to read the abstract. On Wednesday, 6 April at 15:30-16:15, join us on Level 3 of the Conference area for the Poster Awards!
PO086: Global offshore wind ambitions are threatened by lack of suitable wind turbine installation vessels
Catherine MacFarlane, Construction Vessel Base Manager, IHS Markit
Offshore wind annual gross capacity additions are expected to grow sixfold by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions, advances in technology, favorable policies, and ever-increasing national targets. However, to achieve these ambitious goals the industry needs to rapidly develop and invest in new supply chain and infrastructure. Most critically, the majority of the existing offshore wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV) are unable to install the new 15+ MW turbines that will be hitting the market in the next three years. This session is going to look at the technical capabilities of the existing and under construction WTIV fleet and examine how many new vessels and of what type need to be built to meet the global demand for offshore wind additions.