Cornwall Floating Offshore Wind Accelerator

Photo credit: Øyvind Gravås – Equinor

The University of Plymouth is proud to be a partner on the Cornwall Floating Offshore Wind Accelerator project aimed at developing tools, knowledge and data to accelerate the Celtic Sea floating offshore wind opportunity.

Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) is a fast-growing sector worldwide and the UK government has committed the UK to reaching 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. Floating offshore wind can be deployed in deeper waters where wind resource is higher.

The Cornwall Floating Offshore Wind Accelerator project will:

  • Develop wind resource tools for the Celtic Sea based the acquisition of wind resource data
  • Design, develop and build a floating offshore wind simulator as a vehicle for high level installation, operations and maintenance analysis of marine operations modelling analysis of commercial-scale (500MW) FLOW wind farms
  • Provide research-led expertise to iterate conceptual low carbon footprint solutions to underpin the FLOW service
  • Undertake business engagement, dissemination and partnership building.

Meet the project team

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The Cornwall Floating Offshore Wind Accelerator is part-funded up to £4.837m by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014-20. 

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), is the Managing Authority for ERDF.