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

Duration: 3 years

Project description

The ARCWIND project contributes to the transition from fixed to floating wind platform systems for use in deeper water and more exposed sites in the Atlantic Area by the assessment of wind energy potential with a regional atmospheric model and remote sensed data, the study of different types of floating high power wind turbines numerically and experimentally. A multicriteria approach for selecting the locations of the wind energy farms will be developed and applied to the Atlantic region countries.


  • The assessment of wind energy potential in the Atlantic Area choosing the best locations for wind energy farms.
  • Studying the feasibility of having different types of floating structures: semi-submersibles, TLP and spar type.
  • Considering farms with these platforms for realistic assessments of production, costs and economic feasibility, taking account logistics, maintenance planning and risk assessment.


Coordinator: Instituto Superior Técnico

ARCWIND project partners

This project has received funding from the European Union's Interreg Atlantic Area programme.

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