Our Vision

Floating offshore wind is a significant market opportunity, and can increase offshore wind resource by tenfold by opening new markets where fixed-bottom offshore wind would not be possible.  GWEC’s Floating Offshore Wind Task Force focuses on accelerating the growth of the fast-moving floating offshore wind sector by developing a common view  view to address barriers to growth and provide best practices.

The Floating Offshore Wind Task Force is Chaired by industry pioneer Henrik Stiesdal, and Vice-Chaired by floating offshore expert and former Deputy CEO of RenewableUK Maf Smith.

Our work focuses on defining the priority markets for offshore wind, engaging with the relevant local associations, policymakers and NGOs in the fishing, marine mammals and ports sectors through a sequence of conferences, seminars and workshops to promote and educate stakeholders about the floating offshore sector and to share best practices.

Our Members

Latest Updates

GWEC launches Task Force to drive global growth of floating offshore wind

7 July , 2020

Today, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced the formation of a Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with participation of key global industry players and associations to drive global growth of floating offshore wind.

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Floating wind: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway

5 October , 2018

innogy SE, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) have signed an investment and cooperation agreement today committing the partners to build a demonstration project using SOT’s ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation concept. Its modular layout consists of a tubular steel main structure with a suspended keel.

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