The last turbine for the Hywind Scotland project sets sail from Stord, Norway. Photo: Øyvind Gravås / Statoil
Analysis & Insight

An Introduction to Risk in Floating Wind: Key Risks and how to Mitigate Them

Published 14 November 2017

As a relatively nascent technology, there are still many challenges to be overcome before floating offshore wind can be deployed in full-scale commercial arrays. From a wider set of risks identified using a new risk assessment methodology developed specifically for floating wind, ORE Catapult’s Roberts Proskovics highlights the key risks facing the developers of novel floating turbine systems, both technical and non-technical, and sets out how to mitigate them.