ARCWIND

Adaptation and implementation of floating wind energy conversion technology for the Atlantic Region

Duration: 48 months (2018 - 2021)

Context

The East Atlantic countries have one of the best offshore wind resources in the world. To fully exploit it, it is crucial to be able to deploy energy converters in deeper waters. This requires the use of floating wind turbines. In order to ensure the viability of this technological solution, it is necessary to accurately assess the wind resource in the area and select the optimal concept in terms of energy production, seakeeping and costs throughout the value chain.

Objective

To assess the feasibility of floating wind farms in deep waters in the Eastern Atlantic.

Scientific and technical contents

  • Assessment of wind resources.
  • Assessment of sea state conditions for wind turbines design.
  • Adaptation and assessment of different types of floaters.
  • Experimental studies on the selected concepts.
  • Development of an array architecture comprising the components relating to installation logistics and maintenance planning.
  • Estimation of costs and economic feasibility.

Resources

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Partners and funding

This project ii led by Instituto Superior Técnico.

The total project budget is €3,920K.

This project receives funding from the European Interreg Atlantic Area programme (EAPA_344/2016).

Photo credit: Michael Rosskothen / AdobeStock

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