MARINEWIND is a 36-month coordination and support action that will identify bottlenecks and potential opportunities to strengthen floating offshore wind’s technology FOWT role in delivering innovative solutions to system integration and will consider how best to integrate such a system by exploring the market, policy and regulations issues, social, financial and techno-economic optimal solutions, and provision for storage and flexibility recommendations.
The ultimate ambition of MARINEWIND is to support investment of both private sector and public authorities in FOWT while accelerating their commercialisation and identifying critical environmental, societal support and solutions to techno-economic barriers to their wide deployment in various European geographical areas.
The main objectives of the MARINEWIND project are:
- Increase awareness of policy and decision makers, market and business actors, civil society organisations and funding bodies for developing political and business agendas open to the floating offshore wind energy opportunities.
- Increase social acceptance of FOWT facilities and installations through science-based evidence and tools addressing misperception phenomena from citizens.
- Financial frameworks that can operate efficiently and are incentive-compatible to support further investment in renewable energy sources and more specifically in FOWT (Floating Offshore Wind Turbine) Technology.
- Providing solutions characterised by a wide potential for reapplication and long term viability.
The MARINEWIND Labs are located in five countries: Portugal and UK (actual applications of FOWT) and Greece, Spain and Italy (planned applications of FOWT). These Labs will support the transfer of knowledge from the established experiences to the potential FOWT sites where plans for installation of FOWT are still at various stages of planning or implementation. The MARINEWIND Labs will involve the Quintuple Helix stakeholders (industry, academia, public authorities, civil society and green innovation).
The MARINEWIND consortium consists of 10 partners (7 beneficiaries and 3 associated partners) across 6 countries (Belgium, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom). The consortium members besides Q-PLAN are:
Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (APRE), Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas SA (SENER), Wavec/Offshore Renewables – Centro de Energia Offshore Associacao (WAVEC), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico – RSE SPA (RSE), Association des Organisations Nationales D’Entreprises de Peche de l’ue (EP), University of York (UoY), Energy Systems Catapult LIMITED (ESC) and Element Energy LIMITED (ELE).