World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has launched the Floating Offshore Wind Committee to promote the acceleration of commercial-scale floating offshore wind.
According to WFO, the new initiative aims at duplicating, if not outperforming, the installed capacity and cost competitiveness seen with bottom-fixed offshore wind today.
The principal objectives of the committee are education, advocacy and policymaking, as well as enabling cost reductions and commercial-scale deployment.
It also aims to promote the highest health and safety standards and engage with environmental stakeholders and maritime space users.
The committee will be chaired by Bruno Geschier from Ideol and co-chaired by Clément Weber from Green Giraffe.
WFO members innogy and Northland Power have also confirmed to proactively participate in the initiative.