Comparison of Offshore Wind Farm Development Methodologies

Abstract SgurrEnergy has been appointed by CRESP to assist with the development of a methodology leading to production of an implementation plan to exploit the offshore wind resource of the Fujian province. While offshore wind farm development has been around since the early 1990s exploitation of large areas of the seabed for the purpose of offshore wind farm development has only begun in the last 5 years. There is therefore a limited database of examples from which to derive information for the purpose of comparison with regard to the likely large scale deployment sought by Fujian province. SgurrEnergy believes that the scale of development sought by Fujian province will be equal to or greater than the largest European projects and therefore project building blocks will be in the range 300MW to 500MW.
Author SgurrEnergy and China Renewable Energy Scale-up Programme (CRESP), Deliverable 1, August 2007
6 Renewable Energy, 6.2.0 Wind, 6.2.7 Offshore Wind