Floating Offshore Wind

Commercializing with confidence
Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind turbines at Buchan Deep

Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm. Image credit: Equinor / Øyvind Gravås / Woldcam

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Magnus Ebbesen

Magnus Ebbesen

Business Lead - Floating Wind

The next phase of the energy transition demands committed implementation of new technologies. Floating offshore wind is opening new possibilities for wind power locations and will play a critical role in the transition to a cleaner energy supply, contributing significantly to an increase in offshore wind power. According to DNV GL, the technology is predicted to grow worldwide, rising from the around 100 MW today to more than 10 GW in 2030 and 250 GW in 2050.  

Following first successful prototypes and demonstration projects, floating offshore wind is now taking the first steps in commercialization. It is estimated that the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) will come down to $75/MWh in 2030 and $40/MWh in 2050 if the technology overcomes its main challenges: costs and confidence. Faced with challenges coming from unknown territory, many new concept designs and market players, the industry needs reassurance that all possible steps have been taken to minimize risks and maximize the chances of a successful project.


Global knowledge from key competence centers of DNV GL

DNV GL enables floating offshore wind commercialization by providing digital tools and guidance to develop safe, reliable and cost competitive projects. With our industry standards, global presence and 150 years' experience in managing risks of offshore technologies we provide stakeholders with the needed confidence to implement the novel floating offshore wind technology around the world.


We have services to support floating offshore wind projects, delivered with experience from offshore wind, maritime and oil & gas.

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Magnus Ebbesen

Magnus Ebbesen

Business Lead - Floating Wind

  • Power and renewables

Floating wind energy certification

Comprehensive certification delivers maximum stakeholder confidence for important emerging technology

  • Power and renewables

Services for the entire offshore wind lifecycle

Industry-leading advisory expertise to help offshore wind projects increase performance

  • Power and renewables

Offshore wind turbine foundation analysis

Supporting the development of fixed and floating offshore wind turbine foundations

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Blogs, webinars and insights

Learn more about floating offshore wind

BLOG: Floating offshore wind emerges on the horizon

The myth that floating offshore wind doesn’t perform as well as bottom-fixed is on its way to being busted.

WEBINAR: Floating offshore wind

Attract financing by reducing and managing risk

WEBINAR: Realizing floating wind in APAC

Early stage de-risking considerations for the future

WEBINAR: Recent enhancements in Sesam for floating and fixed OWT

Learn how you can apply the latest features in Sesam

Projects and cases

DNV GL provides technical and market advice to Tokyo Gas on USD 22 million investment in Principle Power floating wind technology

Technical due diligence supports draws on DNV GL global leadership in floating wind technology.

DNV GL supports Equinor with verification study for Hywind Tampen floating wind farm

The introduction of floating offshore wind could cut emissions from the oil fields by more than 200,000 tonnes per year.

DNV GL successfully completed technical due diligence for 25 MW Windfloat Atlantic floating wind project

Technical Due Diligence helped secure EUR 60 million from the European Investment Bank to become world’s first project-financed floating wind farm

DNV GL launches revised design standard and new certification guideline for floating wind turbines

The documents can be applied for the design and certification of floating wind farms, floating wind turbines or their components.

Commercializing with confidence