UK study: Huge potential for floating offshore wind

Floating offshore wind turbines will become a central part of offshore wind energy in the future and create thousands of new jobs, shows a new study from Crown Estate Scotland.
Photo: Øyvind Gravås / Woldcam / Equinor
Photo: Øyvind Gravås / Woldcam / Equinor

In the future, floating offshore wind farms could take on a substantial role in the development of the entire offshore wind supply chain and contribute 10 GW to the UK in 2050 – in other words, the source could supply 20 percent of the total goal of 50 GW, shows a new study from Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) ordered by The Crown Estate Scotland, the Scottish filial of the statutory corporation that administers lands and holdings belonging to the British monarchy.

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