Stand 1.329 - Dutch Marine Energy Centre
The potential of offshore wind power is enormous; it could easily meet the world’s electricity
demand several times over. And due to dramatic cost reductions since 2015, offshore wind
power is already competitive with conventional, CO2-emitting sources of electricity in Northwestern Europe and on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA.
The potential of offshore wind power is limited, however, by water depth and supply chain constraints. Bottom-fixed foundations become very expensive at water depths above 50 m, and
the limited availability and high cost level of installation vessels further restrict deployment.
Floating offshore wind power is the obvious answer, but the supply of floating foundations is
limited by cost and lengthy manufacturing processes.
Stiesdal Offshore Technologies has developed a solution to the water depth and supply chain
constraints of offshore wind power. The solution is the innovative Tetra offshore foundation