Texas-based Quest Offshore Resources today announced the launch of Quest Floating Wind Energy (Q FWE). Q FWE is a data and analytical practice focused on the resources driving the economics, technology and supply chain encompassing floating wind energy, according to the company.
Q FWE’s project database monitors floating wind developments and all of their associated components including floating turbine units (FTU), moorings, power cables and other associated subsea hardware. For each project the database details 250 distinct data fields continuously updated as the project develops throughout each stage of the supply chain, including installation and support equipment.
The platform tracks and monitors each project’s full life cycle from early planning through construction, assembly and commissioning including operations and maintenance (O&M) and ultimately repositioning/decommissioning.
The company said that, as an integral part of the supply chain, it will interact directly with floating wind project developers, operators and floater designers for verification of pertinent data attributes.
“Q FWE’s purpose is to provide world-class ‘deep data,’ delivering clarity, insight and vision that informs better decision making in the Floating Wind Energy industry,” said Paul Hillegeist, Q FWE’s President.
Quest Offshore founders John Chadderdon and Paul Hillegeist will head the Q FWE Management team and are based in Houston.
“Q FWE uniquely merges the expertise of Quest Offshore and Floating Wind Energy (the Netherlands) which published the world’s first forecast map of global Floating Wind Energy projects,” said Erik Rijkers, Q FWE’s Director Market Development & Strategy and founder of Floating Wind Energy, who will continue to be based in the Netherlands.