Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence
An internationally recognised initiative to reduce the cost of energy for floating offshore wind, drive innovation and grow the supply chain.
The global opportunity is set to grow significantly, with potential for over
of installed capacity by 2030.
The centre runs a range of strategic and core programmes.
A collation of the latest and most important insights from across the industry.
To get in touch with the FOW CoE team, you can contact us here.
Who we are
About the FOW CoE
In an effort to boost the UK’s floating offshore wind industry, ORE Catapult established the Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) to develop an internationally recognised initiative to reduce the cost of energy from floating wind. The centre will accelerate the build-out of floating farms, create opportunities for the UK supply chain, and drive innovations in manufacturing, installation and Operations & Maintenance (O&M). The CoE is a collaborative programme with industry, academic and other stakeholder partners.
The floating wind sector is a monumental opportunity to be grasped, and the FOW CoE is delivering valuable work in the true spirit of collaboration, helping to ensure successful floating wind projects are developed both in the UK and around the world.
*Homepage video includes footage of the WindFloat Atlantic project and the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm project courtesy of Principle Power/Ocean Winds, as well as of Hywind Tampen courtesy of Equinor.
FOW CoE Strategic Programmes
The centre runs a range of strategic programmes, creating a broad and diverse portfolio of project activity. Find out more about the targeted programmes that have been developed, which will deliver significant impact in specific high priority areas.
At the FOW CoE we strive to make sure that the work we do is having a material impact on the industry and our partners, tracking this carefully to inform our future direction.
Key reports and insights
Find out the latest news, where the FOW CoE experts share recent insights and reports in order to keep you informed.
Guide to Floating Offshore Wind
The ‘Guide to a Floating Offshore Wind Farm’ is an online interactive guide on the fundamentals of floating offshore wind technology.
Opportunities and challenges of floating offshore wind
Written by Ralph Torr, Head of Floating Wind at ORE Catapult, this blog takes a deep dive into the many opportunities and challenges that the floating offshore wind sector is experiencing.
“As industry co-chair of the Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence, I have seen the programme go from strength to strength, with it now delivering a wide range of valuable projects across many technical and supply chain focus areas. The Centre of Excellence is having a tangible impact on the industry – encouraging collaboration, supporting technology development, addressing barriers to supply chain growth and mapping the journey towards the commercialisation of floating wind.”
– Chris Willow, Head of Floating Wind, RWE and FOW CoE Industry Chair.