Denmark’s Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) is providing Dkr153.0m (€20.5m) to 30 projects, including a grant for a floating offshore wind initiative known as TetraSpar.
The project plans to industrialise the development of a floating turbine within the existing wind power industry’s supply chain in Denmark.
It aims for TetraSpar, including both foundation and the turbine, to be assembled at any port of “reasonable size” using a standard mobile crane.
TetraSpar inventor Henrik Stiesdal said: “TetraSpar is designed to enable offshore turbines at water depths greater than 50 metres at competitive prices.
“We hope that the concept will be a game changer on offshore wind power, and the support from EUDP is vital.”
EUDP is an initiative of the Danish Energy Agency to support energy technology research and development.