Wake steering – a technique of manoeuvring turbines into the prevailing wind-stream to increase power capture – will be studied by a international industry group with a view to further reducing deepwater projects’ levellised cost of energy (LCOE) as the sector moves into fully fledged industrialisation.

The R&D project, set to run to March 2023, aims to provide the “industry’s first comprehensive overview of the effects of the use of wake steering... in floating wind farms and whether they can have a positive impact on costs”.