Floating wind farms have significant potential but further efforts are needed to drive the costs down and to fully commercialise and industrialise the technology.
Proposals will focus on the demonstration of floating offshore wind innovations (such as blades, floaters, moorings, electrical subsystems and cabling, monitoring systems, and/or integrated systems, including whole wind turbines specifically conceived for floating offshore).
Different sea and weather conditions shall be considered.
Proposals shall improve industrial design and manufacturing processes, installation methods and operation & maintenance.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to € 25 million would allow this challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
Decrease the Levelized cost of Energy (LCOE) and environmental impacts while increasing market value of floating wind power.
11 December 2019 at 17:00 Brussels time