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PO095: Performance analysis and comparison of the first large-scale offshore floating wind projects

Jean-Baptiste Rougeot, Offshore Energy Analyst Manager, Spinergie


With only 230 MW of installed capacity worldwide in 2023, offshore floating wind technology remains a minor player compared to its fixed-bottom counterpart, which saw a cumulative installed capacity of 36 GW by 2023 (excluding China). However, there has been a significant leap in the development of floating wind in recent years, marked by the successful commissioning of the first commercial-scale wind farms, including Hywind Tampen (2023) and Kincardine (2022). The development of these first large-scale projects has employed diverse installation strategies, giving future planners an invaluable roadmap. There is a growing anticipation that floating wind could constitute as much as 22% of the total installed capacity by 2030. As the industry attempts to chart this significant growth in the years to come, lessons from the installation experience of these early-stage projects will be essential. This study is a comprehensive analysis of the activities associated with each vessel involved in the distinct phases of turbine installation, namely anchor installation, towing, and hook-up. The primary objective is to identify opportunities for enhancing efficiency throughout the installation process. By delving into critical installation performance metrics derived from recent large-scale floating wind farm projects such as WindFloat Atlantic, Kincardine, Hywind Tampen, and Provence Grand Large, this paper offers valuable insights and actionable recommendations for the optimal selection of cost-effective marine spread configurations.

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