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SESSION 11: Research Needs: Technology, Environmental and Infrastructure (Port and Grid)

What are the current research needs in hull technology, modeling, mooring systems, anchors, transmission, fabrication and installation of floating turbines? Where should federal investments be focused? What is the status of the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) funded research programs in floating wind and what are the upcoming research Read more…

SESSION 10: Research and Innovation: ARPA-E ATLANTIS Program Update

The US DOE ARPA-E ATLANTIS program is designed to develop next-generation floating wind turbine technologies. An overview of the program and updates from some of the ATLANTIS projects will be provided. Moderator: Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz, ARPA-E Panelists: FOCAL. – Amy Robertson, NREL VAWT – Todd Griffith, Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Texas Read more…

SESSION 9: Moorings and Anchors: Deepwater and Shallow Water

Mooring systems are key to the success of floating wind, and conventional steel chain technologies are being challenged by larger turbines, supply chains are challenged by the scale of commercial floating farms, and mooring systems create unique impacts on fisheries. What solutions are being developed for both shallow east coast Read more…