Diaz, H.M., Rodrigues, J.M. and Guedes Soares, C. (2017), “Evaluation of an offshore floating wind power project on the Galician coast”, Proceedings of the ASME 2016 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE17), 25-30 June, Trondheim, Norway

This paper aims to make a contribution to assessing the viability of offshore wind power projects on the Galician coast. Several of the factors involved in these projects are studied, such as site selection and employed technologies regarding turbine and floating foundations. Estimated costs’ analysis and financial evaluation are performed for a chosen solution. Based on the conducted study, an offshore wind farm in Galicia may become valid in a prospect of an electricity tariff to the producer in line with other European countries. Furthermore, an expected decrease of costs of floating platforms once produced in series and of offshore technology as a whole, in addition to incentives, would make the investment much more attractive.

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