Offshore Wind Foundations Report

The ultimate guide to assessing market opportunities, cost-reduction strategies and commercial viability in the changing foundations landscape

The offshore wind energy industry stands at an important stage in its development. Sustained growth demonstrated in the year-on-year additional capacity coming on-line (the global installed capacity produced over 18 terawatt hours of electricity in 2012 compared to approximately 12 terawatt hours in 2011) is coupled with key changes in the offshore landscape as new markets are set to enter the industry, projects move to deeper waters farther offshore, and turbine unit capacities continue to increase. Set against this backdrop is the more enduring pursuit to secure cost reductions in offshore wind energy and in doing so secure the long-term success and viability of the industry.

The offshore foundations landscape will not only be shaped by these key expansions and changes but the technological and commercial development of wind turbine foundations – as well as other substructures – will play a pivotal role in reducing both CAPEX and LCOE. Based on over 12,000 pieces of data, company case-studies and industry interviews, 1270+ survey responses, proprietary and secondary material, this report provides a comprehensive techno-economic assessment of the global foundations portfolio (pre-commercial and commercial options) and the key industry insights, market-by-market sizing, forecasts and terrain/technology configurations essential to constructing a business strategy best positioned to optimize commercial opportunities in this growing but increasingly competitive sector

Features and benefits of this report

  • Market Sizing: Complete and up-to-date offshore wind energy capacity data by geography (global, continental and country breakdown) and project status (operational, under construction, construction authorised, consent authorised, consent application submitted, concept/early planning, and development zone), also including share and size (MW) of dormant, failed and cancelled projects by country market
  • Market Share: Percentage of global operational and under construction market share by offshore wind developer, operator and owner company
  • Foundation Market Sizing, Share and Project Pipeline:Comprehensive analysis of the offshore foundations landscape size (MW) and share by turbine, substation, HVDC converter station and met mast foundations; geographical market; and project status; including identification of commercial opportunities where projects have yet to have decided on foundation type
  • Foundations – Installation Options, Concepts and Designs:Techno-economic evaluation of the complete foundations portfolio (Floating, Suction Bucket, Monopiles, Gravity-Based, Jacket, Tripod, Tripile, High-Rise Pile Cap) including commercial deployment trajectory, vessel suitability and availability, installation logistics and supply-chain explained
  • CAPEX, OPEX, LCOE and Balance of Plant Data: Up-to-date and complete cost data across the lifespan of an offshore wind farm including viable strategies for cost reductions
  • Foundation Scorecards: Configuring which foundation type is best suited for which terrain based upon the following parameters; water depth, seabed hydrogeology, distance to shore, serialised manufacturing, cost, logistics, erection, O&M costs and track record

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