Globally, the capacity ambitions for offshore wind are huge. And as the world continues to transition to renewable energy, one of the essential future sources for large volumes of green electricity worldwide is floating offshore wind. This innovative technology has removed many of the limitations of traditional fixed bottom wind such as shallow water depths and the need for favourable sea-bed conditions, whilst liberating otherwise inaccessible wind resources and as costs continue to decline, the future for floating offshore wind is bright.
However, developing a floating offshore wind farm comes with unique engineering challenges of its own including seabed risks, geohazards, foundation or anchor design and dynamic cable management. As an integrated geoscience and geotechnical consultancy, we can support floating offshore wind projects throughout the project lifecycle, delivering effective and value-adding solutions at every stage.