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OWC to carry out floating wind technology review

An undisclosed client has awarded Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) with a contract to conduct a full floating wind technology review.

The aim of the study is to identify the most suitable of the currently available floating wind concepts globally for use within the wind farm location.

OWC said that it closely follows the development of around 40 technology solutions for floating wind platforms. Under this contract, OWC will assess the technology readiness level of each.

The company will thereafter specify concept leaders measured against a number of technological and operational factors.

“We have been involved with floating offshore wind since its inception and are delighted to see how this market has erupted in recent years”, said Will Cleverly, managing director of OWC.

”Whilst we have been privileged to work on a number of early floating projects to date, the industry is still evolving – and choosing the right technology therefore remains absolutely vital for developers. Our review will be forward-looking beyond year 2030+ to provide our client with the long-term outlook they require when planning well ahead.”

OWC will execute the project using its personnel with experience from offshore floating wind projects worldwide, including specialists from its offices in Taiwan and London, UK.

“To be awarded this technology review project on the back of numerous other floating offshore wind contracts, positions us as the go-to floating consultancy, and is an accomplishment we are very proud of”, said Cleverly.