In early 2022 The Crown Estate announced an ambition to host 4GW for floating wind capacity in the Celtic Sea alone by 2035, the leasing round of which is expected to being in 2023 followed by a further 20GW by 2045. This will bring a significant boost to the local supply chain.
However, as floating offshore wind turbines become larger and more commonplace so too does the need to reduce harmful CO2 emissions across each wind turbine component.
This report follows up on the literature review carried out earlier in the Cornwall Flow Accelerator project, by taking the knowledge gained there and applying it in a life cycle analysis to pinpoint specific areas that are relevant for tower designs. This analysis should highlight the key opportunities for emissions reduction.Download