IEA Wind TCP Task 55: The IEA Wind 740-10-MW Reference Offshore Wind Plants

Samuel Kainz, Julian Quick, Mauricio Souza de Alencar, Sebastian Sanchez Perez Moreno, Katherine Dykes, Christopher Bay, Michiel Zaaijer, Pietro Bortolotti

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report describes the first version of the regular and irregular IEA-Wind 740-10MW Reference Offshore Wind Plants (v0.1). The two plants have been developed within the second work package of IEA Wind Task 37 on Wind Energy Systems Engineering: Integrated RD&D. The plants aim at acting as reference for future research projects on wind energy, representing modern offshore wind plants. The designs are based on the Borssele III and IV offshore wind plant projects. The associated wind resource, allotted territory, and bathymetry measurements are used to define the site characteristics. 74 IEA 10-MW Reference Wind Turbines are arranged in two suggested layouts that are optimized for maximum annual energy production: one regular grid layout, one irregular layout. These reference wind plants have been described using the WindIO ontology and have been made available through an open-source repository on GitHub.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-87923


  • 740MW
  • Borssele
  • IEA Wind Task 37
  • IEA Wind Task 55
  • reference wind plant


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