A simplified model for the dynamic analysis and power generation of a floating offshore wind turbine

Markus Lerch

Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC)

Markus Lerch is an Energy Engineer and PhD Candidate working at the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC). He holds a B.Eng. degree in Industrial Engineering and a M.Sc. degree in Energy Engineering with specialization in Renewable Energies. After his studies, he worked as a project developer for power and industrial plants in Germany and South America. In 2015 he joined IREC, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in the frame of the H2020 LIFES50+ project. His research interest lies in the modeling and analysis of floating offshore wind turbines.


Introduction Floating offshore wind turbines are a promising solution that has been under development in recent years. With lower constraints to water depths and soil conditions, floating substructures enable to harness the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Markus Lerch (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC))
  2. Mikel De-Prada-Gil (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC))
  3. Climent Molins (Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya (UPC))

Topic Area

Wind energy technology and impact on environment


OS3a-R207 » Wind energy and smart grid (14:30 - Friday, 27th April, Room 207)

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