Carbon Trust launches tenders for floating wind studies

By Michelle Froese The Carbon Trust has launched a series of tenders to assess technology challenges associated with floating offshore wind. The studies are part of a joint industry project supported by the Scottish Government, DONG Energy, E.ON, Eolfi, innogy, and Statoil, to better understand the anticipated risks and opportunities of developing floating wind farms at commercial scale.
Projects include assessments of electrical systems, mooring systems, and logistical challenges in large arrays of floating wind turbines.
“Floating wind presents an opportunity to harness strong wind resource in deep water locations, unlocking new markets for offshore wind,” said Rhodri James, Manager at the Carbon Trust.
“However, a

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