Barriers to developing floating wind farms

A report of the NERC-funded workshop discussion of the innovation and research and development needed to support the development of the floating wind sector.



Environmental and Consenting Barriers to Developing Floating Wind Farms Including Innovative Solutions (PDF)

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The workshop aimed to identify:

  • the main consenting and environmental risks and barriers to the development of floating offshore wind farms at a demonstration and commercial scale
  • what’s needed to de-risk planning, environmental consenting and post consent monitoring

The report summarises the workshop outputs and pulls together the information generated, with interpretation and recommendations for future action.

A full list of attendees is included.

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