Offshore wind farm site selection for Aegean and Mediterranean Sea, Turkey

2021-8-26
Yıldız, Hatice Kübra
This thesis was focused on investigating potential sites in the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea for offshore wind turbines considering a number of criteria such as water depth, wind speed, grid connectivity, etc. Prior to that, all major floating offshore wind turbine installations in Europe and across the World were reviewed. The current status of the offshore wind industry in terms of technology and supporting mechanisms were summarized. Following this, potential sites were mapped using collected data from a wide range of sources and analyzed using the Geographical Information System (GIS) program. For potential sites, a detailed GIS analyses were carried out considering buffer zones and restricted areas. Among the potential sites, the most suitable sites were selected. Then, turbine layout was prepared for the most suitable sites, and potential of wind power plants was roughly estimated. Lastly, grid connection was prepared for the most suitable sites; then, onshore and offshore cable lengths were calculated.

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Citation Formats
H. K. Yıldız, “Offshore wind farm site selection for Aegean and Mediterranean Sea, Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.