Floating Offshore Wind Energy

The Next Generation of Wind Energy

  • Joao Cruz
  • Mairead Atcheson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Mairéad Atcheson, Andrew Garrad
    Pages 1-20
  3. Lucy Cradden, Pauline Laporte Weywada, Mairéad Atcheson
    Pages 21-85
  4. Andrew Henderson, Maurizio Collu, Marco Masciola
    Pages 87-132
  5. Denis Matha, Joao Cruz, Marco Masciola, Erin E. Bachynski, Mairéad Atcheson, Andrew J. Goupee et al.
    Pages 133-240
  6. James Nichols, Knut O. Ronold, Anne Lene Hopstad
    Pages 241-269
  7. Dominique Roddier, Christian Cermelli, Joshua Weinstein, Eirik Byklum, Mairéad Atcheson, Tomoaki Utsunomiya et al.
    Pages 271-331
  8. Johan Sandberg
    Pages 333-340
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 341-341

About this book


This book provides a state-of-the-art review of floating offshore wind turbines (FOWT). It offers developers a global perspective on floating offshore wind energy conversion technology, documenting the key challenges and practical solutions that this new industry has found to date. Drawing on a wide network of experts, it reviews the conception, early design stages, load & structural analysis and the construction of FOWT. It also presents and discusses data from pioneering projects. Written by experienced professionals from a mix of academia and industry, the content is both practical and visionary. As one of the first titles dedicated to FOWT, it is a must-have for anyone interested in offshore renewable energy conversion technologies.


Offshore Wind Energy FOWT Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Concept Design Load Analysis Structural Analysis Aerodynamics Hydrodynamics Offshore Support Structure Design Mooring Design Certification Support

Editors and affiliations

  • Joao Cruz
    • 1
  • Mairead Atcheson
    • 2
  1. 1.Cruz Atcheson Consulting EngineersLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Cruz Atcheson Consulting EngineersLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29396-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29398-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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