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  • 29 July 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor, in collaboration with Marine Scotland, will undertake a series of tests at its Hywind Scotland floating wind farm to explore how fishers can safely operate around and within floating wind farms. Last month, Marine Scotland performed a trial survey to test some of the fishing equipment in preparation for the survey scheduled to take […]

  • 23 March 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, has reached the highest average capacity factor for any wind farm in the UK for its third consecutive year. With an average capacity factor of 57.1% in the twelve months to March 2020, Hywind Scotland set a new record in the UK. During its first two […]

  • 20 July 2021
    Business & Finance

    Equinor, RES, and Green Giraffe have established a joint company named Océole, one of whose first missions will be to evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the country’s upcoming floating wind tenders. “Together with RES and Green Giraffe, we are ready to contribute long term to the country’ ambitious offshore wind plans and develop […]

  • 18 August 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Equinor Korea has signed a co-development Letter of Agreement for the Firefly floating wind project off South Korea with the Offshore Wind Countermeasures Committee, the Ulsan-based fishermen organization. With this agreement, Equinor and the Ulsan Offshore Wind Countermeasures Committee formed a consultative body to promote the project at the earliest, and to make efforts to […]

  • 19 July 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Equinor has submitted a bid for floating wind development offshore Scotland in the ScotWind auction, the company confirmed on 19 July. With around half of the sites being floating offshore wind opportunities, the offshore energy company said it believed the Scottish Government was offering a great opportunity to develop large floating offshore wind projects at […]

  • 18 May 2021
    Business & Finance

    Equinor and the Chinese shipbuilder CIMC Raffles (Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop offshore wind projects in the Yellow Sea, off China’s Shandong province. The Norway-based energy major has confirmed to OffshoreWIND.biz that the two companies have entered into an agreement to jointly tap into the offshore wind opportunities […]

  • 25 August 2021
    Technology

    DNV has updated the DNV-ST-0119 standard for floating wind turbine structures. The updated standard is said to include technical improvements that would allow the industry to further optimize floating wind turbine structures while maintaining a sufficient level of safety. The main change is a completely revised section on floating stability, DNV said. In addition, various […]

  • 1 June 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Norwegian energy major Equinor has awarded Nokia and NetNordic, and separately Origo Solutions with contracts to provide services on the company’s offshore wind farms. Origo Solutions will be responsible for the complete delivery of the common Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system which will be used to operate wind farms from Equinor’s new UK […]

  • 1 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Here are the ten most-read articles on Offshore WIND in March 2021. World’s First Floating Wind Farm Best Performer in UK With an average capacity factor of 57.1% in the twelve months to March 2020, Hywind Scotland set a new record in the UK. Offshore Wind-to-Whisky Project Launches in Scotland The power would be supplied […]

  • 6 May 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Equinor and Vårgrønn, a joint venture (JV) between Eni and HitecVision, have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly apply for offshore wind acreage in Norway at one of the two areas the country opened last year. The partners said they would jointly prepare and submit an application to the Norwegian authorities to develop floating offshore […]

  • 8 July 2021
    R&D, Technology

    A UK-US research team has started a project to investigate the application of wake steering on floating offshore wind farms. The UK team, led by DNV, is cooperating with the US National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium (NOWRDC) on the project funded by Innovate UK. The research project – running up to March 2023 […]

  • 3 March 2021
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Global Offshore has signed a multi-year cable maintenance and management framework agreement with Equinor for its offshore wind farms. Global Offshore will as the primary contractor supply cable management services and perform associated call-off services, comprising active cable maintenance as well as unplanned repairs. The framework agreement covers the onshore and offshore export cables at […]

  • 3 December 2020
    R&D, Technology

    Equinor and the Norwegian independent research organization SINTEF have entered into a strategic collaboration covering four areas, one of which is floating offshore wind. The purpose of the agreement is to facilitate the exchange and development of ideas and radical solutions between the two partners. The companies will collaborate on projects that can provide good […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The floating wind industry could create up to 50,000 direct and indirect jobs in Spain and Portugal over the next two decades, according to a study launched by EIT InnoEnergy. The study, entitled “Iberia as a hub for technology development and industrial leadership in the field of floating wind offshore energy”, found that the floating […]

  • 1 December 2020
    R&D

    Floating wind will account for 2 per cent of the world’s power supply by 2050 and its cost will drop some 70 per cent by that time. Still, a more comprehensive industry standards and risk management are required for the technology to scale, according to a new report from DNV GL. The report discusses how […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Global Wind Service (GWS) is supporting MHI Vestas Offshore Wind with pre-assembly and installation activities on the Kincardine floating wind project. The 49.625 MW Kincardine is located 15 kilometres south of the Aberdeen coast in Scotland. The wind farm will comprise five MHI Vestas V164 9.525 MW wind turbines and one 2 MW MHI Vestas […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland. As the sole offtaker, Danske Commodities will take over balancing and trading of Hywind Scotland’s total volume of 30MW. Hywind Scotland is owned by Equinor (75%) and Masdar (25%). The wind farm, […]

  • 24 November 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Navantia started welding together the first blocks for the first Hywind Scotland floating foundation at the assembly area of its Fene yard in Spain.  Each of the five spar-type floating foundations will be made of five blocks, and Navantia currently has around 15 blocks in different fabrication stage, with the first spar scheduled to be ready in March 2017. The […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Siemens will supply five of its SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland Project, the world’s largest floating wind project.  The turbines will be installed on floating foundations operating in water depths between 90 and 120 meters. For the new Hywind Scotland Project, assembly in West Coast Norway is scheduled for first half […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Masdar has invested GBP 52.5 million (approx. EUR 61 million) in Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, according to Scottish Development International (SDI), as Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy investor agreed with Statoil to take a 25% stake in the project.

  • 12 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MMT and Reach Subsea are set to carry out inspection services at Equinor’s Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm. Simon Møkster Shipping’s vessel Stril Explorer is expected to begin the work this month. Hywind Scotland comprises five Siemens 6 MW floating turbines mounted on SPAR-type foundations and located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The […]

  • 2 July 2017

    Offshore WIND’s most read news from 26 June to 1 July 2017.

  • 31 August 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Statoil UK has selected Survitec as the preferred safety partner for the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm project off Aberdeenshire.

  • 31 August 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Siem Offshore Contractors’ accommodation and personnel transfer vessel Siem Moxie has begun work on Statoil’s Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm. 

  • 17 January 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Navantia-Windar today assembled the first foundation for the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm, with the construction of the remaining four well underway, the Spanish joint venture company informed.

  • 13 January 2016

    To provide local communities with information about the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, Statoil will hold a public exhibition on 20 January in Peterhead. The exhibition will take place at the Palace Hotel, starting with an oral presentation at 6 p.m. Representatives from the project will be present to answer questions. Statoil has made the final investment decision […]