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Black sea fLoating Offshore Wind

Project description

Unlocking the offshore wind potential in the Black Sea

Offshore wind is a competitive, clean and scalable renewable energy source. Currently, offshore wind farms rest on bottom-fixed foundations and are mainly deployed in shallow waters, at depths less than 50 m. The EU-funded BLOW project will design floating turbines allowing offshore wind development in the Black Sea, where the water is too deep for bottom-fixed solutions. BLOW will develop a 5-MW demonstrator, paving the way to industrial mass production of floating offshore wind farms. The disruptive, cost-efficient unit will be optimised for areas with low and high wind speeds.


Let’s harness the floating offshore wind energy potential of the Black Sea, let the wind BLOW.

Offshore wind is currently one of the most cost-efficient, clean and scalable power sources. As of today, offshore wind farms rest on bottom-fixed foundations and are mainly deployed in shallow water areas with depths less than 50m. Floating offshore wind energy is expected to play a key role to materialise the vast potential of deep-sea areas.
Project BLOW aims at unlocking the Black Sea fLoating Offshore Wind potential, by demonstrating a disruptive cost-efficient floating integrative unit design optimised for low and medium wind speed areas. BLOW will implement a 5 MW demonstrator in the Black Sea and will pave the way to industrial mass production and to the deployment of floating offshore wind farms. In order to accelerate the energy transition in the region, the project will couple synergies with the Oil & Gas sector and foster societal acceptance and cross-border policy development. BLOW targets an expected LCOE of 87€/MWh by 2028 (and 50€/MWh beyond 2030) and an environmental impact reduced by 40%.


Net EU contribution
€ 547 781,00
C/ jardins de les dones de negre 1
08930 Sant adria de besos

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25

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