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Article The first floating wind turbines
Author(s) F. Huber (ICOE 2008)
Tags Offshore wind
Type Papers
File icoe2008_poster_04_offshore_wind_36_bastick_paper.pdf

This paper provides an overview of the offshore wind energy market as it relates to the growing interest in deepwater wind energy technology.
It presents the prototype launched by Blue H in 2007 while discussing the production and installation of the world’s first commercial floating wind energy units (Deepwater Innovative Wind Energy Turbines – Diwets). The text details why these systems, which include a novel two blade turbine optimum for offshore applications, will be competitive with traditional shallow water offshore units and, ultimately, with onshore installations. Finally, the document asserts that the resulting availability of new clean energy will have a significant impact not only for the wind industry, but also on the overall energy market. Project scalability, controlled costs, state of the art technology, underlying trends, and future changes are expected to alter the current model of energy production and distribution. 

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