Towards commercialisation of floating offshore wind

Floating wind

When: Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 15:15 - 16:45
Where: Luxua 1

Session description

Floating offshore wind (FOW) is a fast-maturing technology with the potential to cement Europe’s leadership in renewables globally. FOW can extend the frontiers of innovation in renewable energy technologies and is no longer confined to R&D. It has now reached a high ‘technology readiness level’ with a very positive cost-reduction outlook and the focus is now moving into the mainstream power supply. This session will discuss which actions are needed in order to ensure that cost reduction continues through economies of scale, low financing costs, improvement of the supply chain and R&I actions.
The first panel will focus on the strategies that the industry and the government need to put in place to make floating wind commercially available and the second is on the technical challenges on how to get there.

Learning objectives

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