Visit windpowermonthlyevents.com for the latest on our upcoming conferences and webcasts

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Floating turbine pilot in UK waters

UK: The UK's Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has earmarked £25 million (€28.7 million) for an offshore floating-turbine pilot. It is seeking more funding from other partners before the project launches in 2016.

The ETI plans to design, construct and install the pilot at a relatively near-shore site with wind speeds of up to 10m/s at 60- to 100-metre water depth.

The floating demonstrator will operate for at least two years to show it can generate high levels of electricity and be maintained without using specially designed vessels.

The ETI will commission a test site and ask project participants early next year to provide a 5-7MW offshore wind turbine that can be installed on the floating platform.

David Clarke, ETI CEO, said: "We expect there is likely to be a considerable global market for floating wind turbines which can be developed in the UK."

The ETI is a public-private partnership between six global industrial companies and the UK government. It has announced investments of £43 million in offshore wind.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Monthly Events

Search more than 4,500 companies in the Windpower Directory

Latest Jobs

  • Senior Geotechnical Engineer Senior Geotechnical Engineer Peritus Green South East England / East Sussex / Kent / London (Greater) / Surrey

  • Wind Asset Analyst Wind Asset Analyst The Natural Power Consultants Limited Scotland / Stirling

  • Wind Farm Manager Wind Farm Manager The Natural Power Consultants Limited South East England / Chelmsford, Essex