Floating Offshore Wind Farms

  • Laura Castro-Santos
  • Vicente Diaz-Casas

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sara Ferreño González, Vicente Diaz-Casas
    Pages 1-22
  3. Laura Castro-Santos
    Pages 23-38
  4. E. Uzunoglu, D. Karmakar, C. Guedes Soares
    Pages 53-76
  5. M. I. Lamas, C. G. Rodríguez
    Pages 77-87
  6. Raúl Rodríguez Arias, Álvaro Rodríguez Ruiz, Verónica González de Lena Alonso
    Pages 89-119
  7. N. Salvação, C. Guedes Soares
    Pages 121-141
  8. Ana Estanqueiro, António Couto, Luis Rodrigues Jr.
    Pages 143-160
  9. Paulo Costa, Teresa Simões, Ana Estanqueiro
    Pages 161-179
  10. Fernando P. Santos, Ângelo P. Teixeira, Carlos Guedes Soares
    Pages 181-193

About this book


This book provides an overview of floating offshore wind farms and focuses on the economic aspects of this renewable-energy technology. It presents economic maps demonstrating the main costs, and explores various important aspects of floating offshore wind farms. It examines topics including offshore wind turbines, floating offshore wind platforms, mooring and anchoring, as well as offshore electrical systems. It is a particularly useful resource in light of the fact that most water masses are deep and therefore not suitable for fixed offshore wind farms. A valuable reference work for students and researchers interested in naval and ocean engineering and economics, this book provides a new perspective on floating offshore wind farms, and makes a useful contribution to the existing literature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Castro-Santos
    • 1
  • Vicente Diaz-Casas
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade da CoruñaDepartamento de Enxeñaría Naval e OceániA CoruñaSpain
  2. 2.Universidade da CoruñaDepartamento de Enxeñaría Naval e OceániFerrolSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27970-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27972-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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