Special Issue "Advances in Offshore Wind Energy"

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Raúl Guanche García

Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria “IHCantabria”, Univ. Cantabria, C/Isabel Torres n15, Santander 39011, Cantabria, Spain
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Phone: +34 942 20 16 16 (ext 1206)
Interests: offshore wind energy; offshore engineering; marine renewable energies; seakeeping analysis; mooring system design; floating offshore wind platform design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Offshore wind energy, and in particular deep waters offshore wind, is one of the most challenging and promising sources of renewable energy. In fact, given the vast volume of untapped wind energy resource available in deep waters, floating wind energy platforms are currently being developed as an alternative to fixed marine foundations. In fact, according to the report “Floating Offshore Wind Vision Statement” published by Wind Europe in June 2017, 80% of marine wind energy potential is located at water depths beyond 60 meters, representing a total resource of 4000 GW. The scenario described is analogous both in USA and Japan, and hence, this is the main reason behind the interest in the development of floating wind technologies.

However, harvesting wind energy in deep waters is still a technological challenge. During the last years the technical feasibility of different floating technologies has been proven at laboratory or prototype scale, successfully in some of the cases. Although these projects have contributed to take a significative step forward in the sector, the room for improvement is still large.

This Special Issue attempts to summarize the latest advances on floating offshore wind. Sharing experience and knowledge is the best way to leverage and foster one of the most inspiring engineering challenges nowadays.

Papers that deal with wind energy in the following areas are invited:

  • Platform design and optimization
  • Floating Platform hydrodynamics
  • Physical experiments on Floating Wind Turbines
  • Coupled Numerical models
  • Mooring and anchoring systems applied to floating offshore wind
  • Dynamic power cable and connectors for floating platforms
  • Installation and Decommissioning strategies
  • Platform performance versus wind turbine control algorithm
Dr. Raúl Guanche García
Guest Editor

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  • Numerical models
  • Physical experiments
  • Mooring systems
  • Coupled models
  • Wind turbine control integration
  • Dynamic power cables
  • Floating platforms
  • Seakeeping
  • Hydrodynamics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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