The IEA Wind Task 49 Reference Floating Wind Array Design Basis: IEA Wind

Matthew Hall, Ericka Lozon, Fiona Devoy McAuliffe, Matteo Baudino Bessone, Ilmas Bayati, Malcolm Bowie, Pauline Bozonnet, Michel Castagne, Ju Feng, Stein Housner, Marek Janocha, Zhiyu Jiang, Yong Kim, Donghee Ko, Konstanze Kolle, Chern Lee, Malakonda Reddy Lekkala, Guodong Liang, Mohammad Mahfouz, Madhan MohanDaniel O'Connell, Muk Ong, Julien Prieur, Vishnu Rajasree, Anja Schnepf, Thor Snedker, Jean Thurston-Keller, Chris Wright

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Wind) Task 49 on Integrated Design of Floating Wind Arrays is an international collaboration aiming to advance the development of large-scale floating wind farms by providing open-access resources to the research and development and planning communities. The work of Task 49 focuses on array-level challenges related to the colocation of many floating wind turbines; their layouts, mooring systems, and cabling systems; failure risks; logistical considerations; marine spatial planning needs; and future research needs and innovation directions. This report provides a general design basis for the development of reference floating wind farm designs. These reference array designs will extend the scope of existing reference floating wind turbine designs to facilitate research on array-level floating wind technology challenges and innovations. The design basis promotes coordination and consistency in developing the reference array designs.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages123
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-89709


  • design basis
  • floating wind
  • Task 49
  • wind farm


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