Skip to main content
European Commission logo print header

INnovative oFfshore wInd techNologies In deep waTErs

Project description

Setting a new course for floating wind turbines

The EU-funded INFINITE project's goal is to provide the offshore wind industry with a solution to install wind farms at water depths beyond 60 m at competitive prices that can help Europe unlock its full offshore wind potential in line with its green transition goals. The project will demonstrate a floating offshore wind system at 100 m water depth with two key technology innovations. The first is a disruptive and environment-friendly concrete tension leg platform anchored with an innovative tendon-based mooring system. The second is an innovative aluminium dynamic cable design that is safer, lighter and cheaper. The project will create an industrial roadmap that brings together innovation needs, supply chain readiness and policy frameworks.

Objective

The INFINITE project demonstrates a 4.8 MW floating offshore wind system at 100m water depth with two key technology innovations. The first is a disruptive and environment-friendly concrete tension leg platform anchored with an innovative tendon-based mooring system. The platform is designed to work with commercially available WTGs and is scalable, modular and self-installing, showing a vast potential for industrialisation. The second is an innovative aluminium dynamic cable design that is safer, lighter, cheaper and allows for more standardisation in O&M. The demonstrator makes use of a cost optimised O&M strategy that increases accessibility and turbine availability. Moreover, best practices for value co-creation with local stakeholders are applied leading to increased public acceptance of offshore wind developments and an improved Maritime Spatial Planning. The innovations result in an LCOE of 85.3 EUR/MWh at project end and set the path to achieve 43.3 EUR/MWh by 2030. An LCA of the technology innovations developed and an industrial roadmap bringing together innovation needs, supply chain readiness and policy frameworks to allow mass production and deployment complement the project activities.

æ

Coordinator

BLUENEWABLES SL
Net EU contribution
€ 419 503,88
Address
Calle el vizconde 7
38689 Guia de isora
Spain

See on map

SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Canarias Canarias Tenerife
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Links
Other funding
€ 179 787,37

Participants (8)

Partners (1)