The World’s Leaders and Authorities have progressively attended summits and responded to the global need to decarbonise energy sectors and provide achievable road mapped net zero ambitions and targets by 2050.
According to GWEC forecasts, Global Offshore Wind may reach 2,000GW by 2050 (with some ambitious nation’s targets regularly increasing beyond initial targets), Floating Wind’s contribution accounting for 33% according to Wind Europe.
Recent energy industry reports have forecasted that Offshore Floating Wind in the future may significantly increase its contribution share split due to its ability to access more comparative wind resources further offshore in deeper water (than bottom fixed designs), future innovative efficiency gains technological development (therefore reducing expenditure in the CAPEX intensive phases and final LCOE/MWh) and less overall marine environmental impact by design / smarter mooring solutions.
As the Offshore Floating Wind market rapidly expands to meet the time critical global ambitions, the industry’s leading energy solution stakeholders require trusted proven technical partners to reach their sustainable goals. RINA’s proven experience in the wide renewable energy sector demonstrates the benefits to designers, fabricators, owners and operators of involving RINA to assist to de-risk large scale innovative projects and boost insurer, investor and stakeholder confidence.
RINA’s newly published ‘Guide for Certification of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Installations’ (FOWTI) addresses design, construction, installation and in service survey criteria required to certify assets and bring them into Class. From here RINA provides a trusted and structured framework of maintaining a FOWTI in compliance in RINA Class and to international regulatory maritime regulations based upon 160 years of industry experience and partnerships.