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  • 15 July 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    WindFloat Atlantic has become the world’s first classed offshore wind farm, after its three 8.4 MW floating turbines were accepted by the ABS Class Committee. The three ABS-classed, semi-submersible floating foundations are designed by Principle Power and are housing MHI Vestas turbines which make a total of 25 MW of capacity. WindFloat Atlantic, of which […]

  • 10 June 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Madrid-headquartered company BlueFloat Energy, which recently teamed up with Falck Renewables to develop offshore wind projects in Scotland, is proposing to build a 1 GW floating wind project in Spain. The Parc Tramuntana floating offshore wind project would be located off the coast of the region of Empordá, near the Gulf of Roses in Catalonia. […]

  • 9 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Environment, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Irish energy company ESB and Equinor will jointly develop a 1.4 GW Moneypoint floating offshore wind farm off the West Coast of Ireland. The Moneypoint wind farm will be developed off the coast of Counties Clare and Kerry in two phases. Once complete, the wind farm will be capable of powering more than 1.6 million […]

  • 16 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Iberdrola is planning to invest more than EUR 1 billion to develop a 300 MW floating wind farm offshore Spain. The study, design, and engineering of the wind farm could begin this year and the project could generate more than 2,800 jobs per year until it becomes operational in 2026, according to the Spanish energy […]

  • 7 May 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    A 200 MW floating wind project in South Korea, developed by Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC), Korea East-West Power (EWP), and Equinor completed the preliminary feasibility study on 4 May. With the completion of the study, conducted by the Korea Development Institute (KDI), the project – called Donghae 1 – will now gain momentum to […]

  • 9 July 2021
    Authorities, Technology

    Spain plans to develop between 1 GW and 3 GW of floating offshore wind capacity by 2030, according to the country’s Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. The goal is set out in The Roadmap for the Development of Offshore Wind and Marine Energies in Spain, which is now open to public […]

  • 20 July 2021

    South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has unveiled a 9.5 MW large-scale floating wind platform on 19 July, saying the company is eyeing both domestic and international markets for its new technology. Among the first projects SHI targets for its Tri-Star Float platform, for which the company has now received DNV’s Approval in Principle (AiP), […]

  • 28 July 2021

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has developed a semi-submersible floating foundation for 10 MW-class wind turbines together with the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) and Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO). On 26 July, HHI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the two organisations for technical cooperation on floating platform design, project […]

  • 26 July 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    A joint venture between Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios and Flotation Energy has revealed its plan to apply for development consent to build offshore wind farms in Ireland, once the country’s new legislative framework is in place. Offshore Wind Ltd (OWL) plans to build one wind farm, called Greystones, in the waters off the Irish coast […]

  • 25 February 2021
    Business & Finance

    Apollo Engineering has secured a share of GBP 1.3 million funding from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) to tackle mooring challenges of floating offshore wind. Apollo said its PALM device is a form of disruptive technology focused on the safe and quick connection/ disconnection of the critical mechanical and electrical components in floating wind […]

  • 27 May 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Consulting and engineering company Wood has been awarded a pre-FEED (front-end engineering design) contract by Simply Blue Energy for a proposed floating offshore wind farm located off the west coast of Ireland. The Western Star Floating Offshore Wind project aims to harness the wind power of the Atlantic Ocean to produce energy for Ireland and […]

  • 21 May 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    BW Ideol has entered into an agreement with an unnamed partner with whom it will bid to build a floating wind farm in France. According to the company, BW Ideol formalised a partnership with “an undisclosed leading utility” during the first quarter of this year. The partners will submit a joint bid in France’s ongoing […]

  • 14 May 2021
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The US National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) is funding a project developing a shallow-water floating offshore wind concept, with cost-share being provided by Equinor. The team behind the project includes the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass) as the main contractor and the UK-headquartered company Genesis, which aim to develop a robust and […]

  • 27 July 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Crown Estate has selected three floating offshore wind demonstration projects through its recently launched leasing opportunity for early commercial-scale floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea.   The three projects have been proposed by two joint ventures, Offshore Wind Ltd (OWL), a joint venture between Cobra and Flotation Energy, and Floventis Energy Limited, a newly established joint […]

  • 19 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    London Marine Consultants (LMC) has secured a contract to perform the detailed design of the spar for the full-scale SeaTwirl 1 MW S2 floating wind turbine. SeaTwirl is a floating vertical axis wind turbine (VAWTT) with a tower placed on an underwater structure, which consists of a buoyancy component and a keel at its lowest point. The […]

  • 22 June 2021
    Business & Finance, Technology

    X1 Wind has won a EUR 2.5 million grant through the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator programme, which the company will use to speed up the detailed design and certification process of its first commercial large-scale floating wind platform. “The cash injection will be specifically used to fast-track the detailed design and certification of our […]

  • 16 June 2021
    Business & Finance

    TotalEnergies has teamed up with the consortium between Green Investment Group (GIG) and Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG) to bid in the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round. GIG and TotalEnergies have been partners in the offshore wind sector for a while now. In February, they secured seabed lease rights in the UK Round 4 leasing […]

  • 21 July 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Irish utility and renewable energy developer ESB has submitted applications for two floating projects, each with an installed capacity of up to 1 GW, in the ScotWind seabed leasing process in Scotland. The company has chosen two sites that are suitable for floating wind technology, which will also complement ESB’s planned developments for the south […]

  • 2 August 2021
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Swedish floating wind farm developer Hexicon has completed its acquisition of the Wave Hub renewable energy test site in Cornwall, South West England, paving the way for a GBP 100+ million floating demonstrator project in the Celtic Sea by 2025. The deal, first announced in May, sees Hexicon through its UK subsidiary, TwinHub Limited, acquire […]

  • 23 July 2021
    Business & Finance

    Ocean Winds (OW) and Canary Islands’ renewable energy company DISA Group have partnered to jointly develop floating wind projects in the Spanish archipelago. “In the Canary Islands, the depth of the waters away from the coast makes it necessary to use floating wind technology, a technology in which Ocean Winds has demonstrated significant prowess in […]

  • 8 July 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted, Falck Renewables, and BlueFloat Energy have established a consortium to jointly apply for seabed leases in sites suitable for building large-scale floating wind farms in Scotland’s upcoming ScotWind leasing round. The news comes less than a month after Ørsted revealed its strategic decision to pursue floating wind opportunities as part of its entering into […]

  • 27 July 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The UK’s Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has appointed the Carbon Trust to provide technical support to the Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Demonstration Programme, a GBP 17 million competitive funding scheme BEIS launched in March. The Carbon Trust, with support from Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC), will assist BEIS with the initial evaluation […]

  • 30 June 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Cerulean Winds, a company that recently unveiled a project for the production of green hydrogen and electrification of offshore oil & gas assets with 200 floating wind turbines off Scotland, has named the first of its delivery partners. The company has selected NOV as the exclusive provider of floating and mooring systems for the massive […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Business & Finance

    Ocean Winds (OW), a joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Greek renewable energy company Terna Energy to co-develop floating offshore wind projects in Greece. The companies said they were joining forces to identify the most suitable areas and consequently develop a pipeline of projects in excess of […]

  • 7 May 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Government of South Korea will invest KRW 1.4 trillion (around EUR 1 billion) in the first phase of the project to develop a 6 GW floating wind farm offshore Ulsan, the country’s president Moon Jae-in said. The mammoth project will need a public-private investment of some KRW 36 trillion (EUR 26.7 billion), with the […]

  • 7 June 2021

    A new floating wind system using multiple 1 MW turbines has been unveiled by a Norwegian company which said this floating wind technology could produce electricity at fixed-bottom prices. Wind Catching Systems, majority owned by Ferd and North Energy, has entered into cooperation with Aibel as the main contractor to commercialise the new floating wind […]