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The offshore wind market

The process to get a new technology into the offshore wind market follows the next steps:

  1. Technology validation & optimisation, through calculation and test at reduced scale.
  2. Demonstration project at natural scale.
  3. Inclusion of the technology in a pre-commercial wind farm Pre-commercial wind farms are facilities of a reduced number of units (3-6), which are operated in concession regime, in a similar way to big wind farms. These pre-commercial wind farms, nevertheless, due to their small size tend to have a higher more advantageous tariff to increase their profitability.
  4. Inclusion of the technology in big commercial wind farms.

Together with the technological steps, commercial action is required all along the stages of technology launching.

Timeline accomplished milestones

Step by step

Beginning of the Project.

January 1, 2012

Beginning of the Project.

EEA Grant awarded.

January 1, 2014

EEA Grant awarded.

Good results for 1:60 scale model testing.

Technology optimization.

January 1, 2015

Technology optimization.

Technology optimization.

Launch of SAITEC Offshore Technologies.

January 1, 2016

Launch of SAITEC Offshore Technologies.

Launch of SAITEC Offshore Technologies.

DemoSATH Project KickOff.

June 1, 2016

DemoSATH Project KickOff.

DemoSATH Project KickOff.

ForthWind Project KickOff.

January 1, 2017

ForthWind Project KickOff.

ForthWind Project KickOff, first small wind farm (2 x 6.0 MW).

DemoSATH Project constructed and installed (operating for 24 months).

January 1, 2018

DemoSATH Project constructed and installed (operating for 24 months).

DemoSATH Project constructed and installed (operating for 24 months).

First pre-commercial wind farm operating (ForthWind Project).

January 1, 2020

First 2 SATH platforms installed in a precommercial wind farm.

Commercial Tendering.

June 1, 2020

Commercial Tendering.

First commercial wind farm with SATH platforms.

January 1, 2021

First commercial wind farm with SATH platforms.

First commercial wind farm with SATH platforms.