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Hywind Scotland, the world’s frst foating wind farm, operated by Equinor.

Addressing the

Challenges of

Developing Floating

Wind at Scale

Tens of gigawatts of foating wind projects are slated for development in this and the next decade, but many obstacles remain.

By Philip Lewis, Research Director of Intelatus Global Partners here has been much focus on the emerging foating bines that will come on stream through 2030. And this

T wind market of late. will be soon followed by the award of at least 4 GW of

The U.K. is forging ahead with commercial scale foat- capacity through the Celtic Sea foating wind auctions. ing wind developments through the Scotwind and IN- The U.S. has awarded foating wind leases with a poten-

TOG awards of at least 24 gigawatts (GW) of foating tial of over 8 GW of capacity in the Pacifc and will move wind capacity representing close to 1,500 foating tur- ahead with large foating wind leases in the Atlantic this 16 OFFSHORE ENGINEER OEDIGITAL.COM

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