Your settings for cookies and pixels on

Select which cookies and pixels we are allowed to use. Please note that some cookies are necessary for technical reasons and must be enabled in order to maintain the functionality of our website. If you would like to benefit from every service on our website, please consider that you need to choose every cookie category. For more information, please refer to our Data Protection Information.

    • Maintain the stability of the website.
    • Save your log-in data.
    • Allow to improve the user experience.
    • They provide advertisements that are relevant to your interests.
    • They allow you to share interesting content directly with your social media network.

You can change your cookie and pixel settings on at any time via our Data Protection Information.


Show Details
Select all Confirm selection

RWE Offshore Wind GmbH

Call for innovations in floating offshore wind: TetraSpar Demonstrator launches global competition

RWE Image
Copyright: TetraSpar Demonstrator ApS

  • Solutions wanted in the areas of environment, technology and cost reduction to pave the way for commercial floating offshore wind
  • Deadline for submission is 18th of June 2023, winners will be announced in August 2023
  • Winners of the TetraSpar Innovation Challenge get access to unique data and opportunities for testing onboard the TetraSpar floating structure owned by Shell, TEPCO RP, RWE and Stiesdal Offshore

16 May 2023

RWE is well on track to become a leader in floating wind. To gain experience early, RWE is participating in multiple high-profile floating demonstration projects like the TetraSpar Demonstrator. Together with its partners Shell, TEPCO Renewables and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies RWE has safely deployed and commissioned the TetraSpar floating foundation off the Norwegian coast in 2021.

TetraSpar Innovation Challenge

RWE and its partners are committed to exploring innovative solutions that can accelerate the technical advancement of floating offshore wind, as well as contribute to sustainable development. To encourage such innovation the partners have launched the global “TetraSpar Innovation Challenge”.

The aim of the competition is to identify innovative solutions that help to reduce the cost and technical challenges during installation, operation and maintenance of floating wind, or which have a positive impact on the environment.

The competition is open to submissions from companies, start-ups, research or academic organisations from around the world, who are committed to help pave the way for commercial-scale floating wind. Participants can submit their applications via the competition website before midnight CET on Sunday 18th of June 2023.

Winners of the TetraSpar Innovation Challenge will get access to unique data and opportunities for testing onboard the TetraSpar floating plattform, a tubular steel structure with a suspended keel. The floating platform, including the 3.6-megawatt turbine, is installed at the Norwegian METCentre test site in waters as deep as 200 metres. Winners will be announced in August 2023.

For more information, please visit RWE’s Floating wind website.

Images for media purposes are available in the RWE Media library (copyright: TetraSpar Demonstrator ApS).

RWE strengthens its position in the German offshore wind market by becoming sole owner of 1.6-GW Nordseecluster


Read more

RWE delighted with provisional Contract for Difference win for Dublin Array in first Irish offshore auction


Read more

Green hydrogen for commercial vehicles – RWE and Westfalen Group set up hydrogen fuel station in Lingen – go-ahead for national fuel station network


Read more