ETIPWind webinar on Floating wind technology: Ready to deliver?

This webinar presents the Floating Wind Factsheet – the latest Research & Innovation priorities for floating wind developed by ETIPWind (the European Technology & Innovation Platform on Wind Energy).

Our speakers discussed how these fit with the Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy that the European Commission unveils this autumn.  The speakers were:

  • Alexander Vandenberghe, Advisor Research & Innovation, WindEurope
  • Henrik Stiesdal, Danish wind power pioneer and CEO of Stiesdal A/S
  • Knut Vassbotn, Head of Business Development Offshore wind, Aker Solutions
  • Mark Van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit, Research and Innovation at DG Energy, European Commission
  • Ignacio Pantojo Floating Offshore Wind Department Manager, Iberdrola

European floating offshore wind requires urgent action from policymakers to unleash large-scale commercialisation and deliver the clean, competitive and reliable energy society we want. Europe has a unique opportunity to capitalise on its technology leadership.

A supportive regulatory framework capitalising on academic excellence and allowing the first commercial projects will unlock industrialisation and faster market deployment. A significant increase in the build-out of floating offshore wind will bring costs further down and demonstrate commercial viability, similar to bottom-fixed technology.