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WEBINAR: The future is floating – the emergence of floating offshore wind

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Date: December 11, 2020
Time: 10h30

The past 10 years have seen a massive expansion of offshore wind energy in Europe, bringing new opportunities for the traditional offshore energy supply chain. With falling costs and ambitious renewable energy targets driving the continued expansion of offshore wind, the industry is now moving into deeper water and more difficult environments that would have unthinkable to develop just a few years ago. 80 percent of the world’s offshore wind resource is in water depths of greater than 60 metres, where traditional fixed bottom wind turbines cannot be used. The math is simple: for offshore wind to meet the ambitious targets that have been set out for it, floating wind will need to play a significant role.

Floating wind has the support of major developers, governments, and industry consortia, but it’s still early days. Of the 22.5 GW of Offshore Wind currently online in Europe, less than 2 percent (just 350 MW) is floating. Though more floating wind projects are in the pipeline over the coming years, many cost and technical challenges remain for working in environments with the greatest floating wind potential.

Join this session to learn more about the supply chain needs of floating wind, and why this emerging sub-sector is an opportunity for businesses with expertise in the many facets of traditional offshore energy – particularly in the harshest environments.

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