A floating wind turbine is an offshore wind turbine mounted on a floating structure that allows the turbine to generate electricity in water depths where fixed-foundation turbines are not feasible. Floating wind farms have the potential to significantly increase the sea area available for offshore wind farms, especially in countries with limited shallow waters. Locating wind farms further offshore can also reduce visual pollution, provide better accommodation for fishing and shipping lanes, and reach stronger and more consistent winds.
Seasystems finally had its breakthrough towards floating wind in April 2020, when Kvaerner ASA awarded Seasystems a contract for the supply of mooring equipment to Hywind Tampen, Equinor’s new floating wind farm.
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