On Wednesday August 10 the COREWIND project carried out an online workshop to discuss the preliminary results of a survey which identified the main components to reduce the cost of floating offshore wind.
The workshop discussed in detail the cost reduction potential of certain design and operation choices across foundations, moorings, cables, installation, and O&M.
75 experts from developers, consultancies, certification bodies, universities, research institutes, turbine manufacturers, government authorities, marine contractors, and other suppliers attended the workshop.
The workshop also helped to validate the results from the COREWIND survey that experts answered ahead of the event.
The survey showed, among other things, that the there are no design and manufacturing limits for very large foundations. Also that the installation and maintenance of moorings and the design of the electrical connection have the highest impact on cost at wind farm level. And that companies carry out predictive maintenance regularly and that the use of new techniques like self-hoisting cranes, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) require more standard designs for a wider adoption.
Click here to read the full survey result analysis and the questions discussed during the workshop.