Offshore Wind Workshop

Subsea Technological Challenges in Offshore Wind

NSRI met with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in March 2016 to discuss ways in which the organisations could work together for the mutual benefit of their respective industries. Out of this meeting the subsea technological challenges facing the offshore wind industry were defined. These formed an “NSRI Matchmaker”database for the offshore wind industry.

The report below documents the subsea technological challenges and potential solutions for the offshore wind industry identified during an event hosted by NSRI and ORE Catapult. It describes how these challenges and solutions were captured, categorised and evaluated to produce a series of recommendations of concepts that could be progressed further. The ideas to be progressed are also summarised in the technology roadmap below grouping them into short, medium and long term developmental activities. It is hoped that this will serve to drive forward innovation and ultimately deliver advances in subsea technology which will help to lower the LCOE of offshore wind farm developments.

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