FOW CoE: FOW – Development and Consenting Process – Risks and Opportunities

This document is a summary of an extended report produced for ORE Catapult by Atkins and ABPmer. The full report covering sector-specific aspects and stakeholder input is available to members of the ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence.

The broad objective of the study was the consideration, through detailed review, of the development and consenting processes around the UK for the commercial development of floating offshore wind farms (FOW). This included identifying risks and opportunities to commercial projects in UK waters and making recommendations as to how risks could be mitigated, opportunities realised and key evidence gaps filled.


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Image: Turbine at sea, part of a floating wind network
Photo of the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm project courtesy of Principle Power

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