A Comparative Analysis of Construction Costs of Onshore and Shallow- and Deep-Water Offshore Wind Farms

  • C. MaienzaEmail author
  • A. M. Avossa
  • F. Ricciardelli
  • F. Scherillo
  • C. T. Georgakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 27)


Recent years have seen renewed effort in the technological development of wind energy industry, where alongside onshore and shallow water offshore turbines, deep water offshore turbines have made their appearance, which represent the next frontier. One of the main aspects while developing a wind energy project is the overall cost and its breakdown between the main components. A comparative analysis of the costs associated with the different solution, the assessment of the key parameters of the wind economy, is therefore crucial when evaluating the possible investments. The aim of this work is to compare typical costs of onshore, shallow- and deep-water offshore wind farms, through an analysis of the aspects that characterize the wind economy, such as the cost of capital and operation and maintenance, and of their subheadings.


Onshore wind turbine Shallow water wind turbine Deep water wind turbine Capital cost Operation & maintenance costs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Maienza
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. M. Avossa
    • 1
  • F. Ricciardelli
    • 1
  • F. Scherillo
    • 2
  • C. T. Georgakis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Engineering (DI)Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”AversaItaly
  2. 2.Seapower scrlNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Department of EngineeringAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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