Title: Offshore windpower: a major new source of energy for Europe

Authors: Andrew R. Henderson, Colin Morgan, Bernie Smith, Hans C. Sorensen, Rebecca Barthelmie, Bart Boesmans

Addresses: Section Wind Energy, Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Stevinweg, 1, PO Box 5048, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands. Garrad Hassan & Partners, St Vincent's Works, Silverthorne, Bristol BS2 0QD, UK. John Brown Hydrocarbons Ltd, 20 Eastbourne Terrace, London, W2 6LE, UK. EMU Energi & Miljoe Undersoegelser, Blegdamsvej 4 – 1.tv, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark. Risø National Laboratory, Wind Energy Department, Building VEA-118, P.O. Box 49, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark. Tractebel Energy Engineering, Avenue Ariane 7, B-1200, Brussels, Belgium

Abstract: After several decades of theoretical developments, desk studies, experimental wind turbines and prototype wind farms, the first large-scale commercial developments of offshore wind farms are now being built. To support and accelerate this development, the European Commission funded a project, ||Concerted Action on Offshore Wind Energy in Europe|| (CA-OWEE), which aimed to gather, evaluate, synthesise and distribute knowledge on all aspects of offshore wind energy, including offshore technology, electrical integration, economics, environmental impacts and political aspects. The partners are from a wide range of fields and include developers, utilities, consultants, research institutes and universities. This paper reports on the final conclusions of this project, with the complete report being available online at http//www.offshorewindenergy.org.

Keywords: offshore wind energy; review; concerted action; technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2002.002356

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2002 Vol.1 No.4, pp.356-369

Available online: 13 Dec 2003 *

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