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Critical technologies for the offshore wind farm of the future

Revolutionizing Offshore Wind with Sustainable Technological Breakthroughs

Expanding Renewable Energy for Climate Mitigation

The importance of an increased exploitation of renewable energy sources to mitigate the anthropogenic climate change and foster a more sustainable energy mix is recognised globally.

The Role of Floating Offshore Wind

In Europe, the tremendous potential of floating offshore wind will play animportant role in the future to achieve the ambitious goals of the European Commission towards a climate-neutral energy transition.

Nature-Inclusive Solutions for Floating Offshore Wind

However, the required expansion of floating offshore wind capacity to achieve the EU’s SET Plan targets, challenges the goal to protect and preserve bio-diversity in the EU sea basins. The INF4INiTY project will support the solution of this European and global challenge by developing nature-inclusive designs for subsea components of floating offshore wind installations:

  • An innovative nature inclusive design for gravity anchors and their associated scour protection system
  • An innovative primary artificial reef structure combined with the floating structure of a floating offshore wind turbine.

Innovations for Sustainable Offshore Wind

By developing critical technologies for the offshore wind farm of the future INF4INiTY’s innovations will balance human needs (clean energy) with nature’s and society’s demands (decreased negative environmental and social impact); ultimately, providing solutions for the current techno-socio-enviro-economic challenges of the floating offshore wind industry.

Fusion of Expertise and Innovation

INF4INiTY’s methodology combines world class numerical modelling and experimental modelling expertise with leading industrial technology development.


Work Packages

WP1 FEED for gravity anchors and their scout protection system

WP2 FEED for artificial reef structure (ARS) integrated in the floating structure.

WP3 Geotechnical and morphodynamic analysis.

WP4 Hydrodynamic analysis.

WP5 Performance and loads analysis at farm scale.

WP6 Technology validation and standardisation

WP7 Techno-environomics and impact analysis.

WP8 Communication, dissemination and exploitation.

WP9 Project management.