OFFwind - Offshore Wind Turbine Farms

Interreg Aurora Lapin Liitto

Period: 1.11.2022 - 31.10.2025

Content: The overall objective of OFFwind is to contribute to boost the uptake of offshore wind energy in the Aurora program area.

OFFwind creates crossborder knowledge networks enhancing the green transition in the program area by providing applied research and new knowledge necessary for the establishment of offshore windpower parks in the Aurora area. OFFwind uses shared regional research infrastructure through crossborder cooperation between the participating regions to enhance the uptake of advanced offshore technologies and the development of innovative methods, products, and services.

OFFwind will provide solutions, through case studies, to the limiting arctic challenges caused by harsh weather conditions (ice, wind, waves, snow) by developing methods & models to reduce the effect of these; deicing methods, ice mechanical models for ice-structural interaction & dimensioning criteria, assessing wind and wave forces and loads, seabed conditions and access to farms and use of zero-carbon emitting building materials.

Focus area: Hållbar energiteknik

Campus: Vasa Wolffskavägen 33

Financers: Interreg Aurora, Lapin Liitto

Project owner: Novia UAS

Project manager: Petra Ylitalo

Partners: SINTEF Narvik (Leader Partner Norway), Luleå Tekniska universitet, Tampereen korkeakoulusäätiö, Merinova