STEP4WIND – Novel design, production and operation approaches for floating WIND turbine farms

Start Date

April 2020

End Date

March 2024

Funding Body

The H2020 Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network initiative (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019, grant agreement 860737)


Axelle Viré

Research Partners

National University of Ireland, Galway – National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US – European Academy for Wind Energy – International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy

Project Partners

Delft University of Technology – Politecnico di Milano – University College Cork –  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy – Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult – Eire Composites Teoranta – Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Netherlands

Principal Investigators

Axelle Viré – Marco Belloli – Cian Desmond – Alex Loeven – Tomas Flanagan – Roberts Proskovics – Ilmas Bayati

Research Area

Offshore Renewable Energy




STEP4WIND is a European Industrial Doctorate programme, granted under the H2020 Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network initiative (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019, grant agreement 860737 ). The programme runs between April 2020 and March 2024 and will deliver 10 Ph.D. degrees, in joint supervision and training between the public and private sectors. The main objective is to address both technological and economical challenges related to the development of floating offshore wind farms.



Address: Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft.

Twitter: @step4wind