Greeks Studying Floating Offshore Wind Potential

Chalkis Shipyards and a number of Greek institutions are collaborating on a project seeking to study the potential of floating offshore wind in the Greek Seas.

The WIndfloat.gr – Innovative Design of Floating Wind Plants for the Greek Seas project seeks to exploit the wind potential of the Greek Seas with the aim of boosting renewable energy sources to help achieve the country’s green energy goals.

According to Chalkis Shipyards, the project specifically concerns the development of offshore wind farms across a six-mile zone on the Aegean.

The research is said to focus on the optimal design of floating wind turbines and wind farms adapted to the conditions of the Greek Seas in an interdisciplinary (MDO = Multi-Disciplinary-Optimization design) framework with the introduction of a number of innovations.

Other partners in the project include the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR).

To remind, Greek companies Streamlined Naval Architects LTD, ETME, ERGOMARE S.A., and Enalios Diving Center deployed the FloatMast platform in the Aegean Sea last summer.

The first MetMast was installed off the coast of the island of Makronissos and will provide meteorological data for a period of 12 months.

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