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  • 16 June 2022
    R&D, Technology

    Equinor and Technip Energies have entered a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of floating offshore wind during the Seanergy conference in Normandie, France. The two companies come together to develop floating wind steel semi substructures that aim to accelerate technology development for floating offshore wind, enable cost reductions and develop local value opportunities. The […]

  • 21 April 2022
    Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Heerema Marine Contractors has developed a new method for offshore floating wind installations that is said to eliminate the need for wet-tows and marshalling yards. Using the Floating to Floating installation method, floaters can be constructed on land before being dry-towed on a transport vessel to the location, Heerema said. After arrival, they are installed […]

  • 21 January 2022
    R&D, Technology

    “K” Line Wind Service, Japan Marine United Corporation, Nihon Shipyard, and Toa Corporation have established a consortium to work on a project focused on mass production of floating wind foundations and cost reduction of floating wind installation. The consortium sys it aims to develop a mass production method and cost reduction of floating wind foundations, […]

  • 19 April 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Seawind Ocean Technology has announced a collaboration with Singapore-based SeaTech Solutions International on the design of semi-submersible floating platforms. Under the agreement, SeaTech will provide Seawind with the basic design of the semi-submersible floating platform according to international standards and specifications. Upon finalising the basic draft, SeaTech will then provide a full design package of […]

  • 24 May 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Spain-headquartered BlueFloat Energy has entered the Taiwanese offshore wind market, unveiling a 1 GW floating wind project off the coast of Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City. Named after the strong winds blowing in the Hsinchu region every September, the Winds of September project is located 25 kilometres offshore in an area of around 125 square […]

  • 21 June 2022
    Industry, R&D

    Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has developed a market study that has identified 54 territories as potential floating offshore wind markets. “This study provides an insight into the where, when and how floating offshore wind can develop to become a global industry, and hence plays a critical role in delivering a global net-zero. The study pinpoints […]

  • 14 January 2022
    Authorities, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Twin Hub floating demonstrator project in the Celtic Sea has now been awarded a marine licence for a renewable energy test site in Cornwall, South West England. The marine licence is the latest consent for the project which was awarded a Section 36 consent in 2020. Hexicon AB completed the acquisition of the consented […]

  • 6 April 2022
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has joined a floating wind joint venture set up by Simply Blue Group and Subsea 7 and is acquiring a majority stake in the Salamander project offshore Scotland. The 100 MW Salamander project is a stepping-stone floating wind project off the east coast of Scotland, designed to provide the Scottish supply chain with an […]

  • 17 February 2022
    Business & Finance

    Floating wind technology development will enable the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) to drop below USD 100/MWh by 2025 and under USD 40/MWh in 2050, which will further drive, together with some other factors, an increase in cumulative installed capacity to 264 GW by 2050, according to a report from DNV. With global installed offshore […]

  • 5 January 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy have said that they are looking at early delivery of their two floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea, called Llywelyn and Petroc, which have grid connections secured and almost a year’s worth of bird surveys already completed. “As our joint venture has already undertaken considerable work including bird surveys, […]

  • 15 February 2022

    French energy major TotalEnergies has partnered with the Norwegian engineering consultant company Semar in the development of the Honeymooring solution for floating offshore wind turbines. The mooring design is based on the traditional technologies from the mooring of oil & gas floating structures. Once a turbine is installed on a floater, it is anchored to […]

  • 11 March 2022

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published a report, Floating Offshore wind – a Global Opportunity, that outlines how five countries could accelerate the growth of floating offshore wind. The GWEC report identifies Ireland, Italy, Morocco, the Philippines, and the US as the “chasing pack”. According to GWEC, these five countries, together with the […]

  • 14 March 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power have closed the transaction on acquiring a 50 per cent ownership stake in Progression Energy’s 800 MW floating wind project in Japan. The two companies’ entrance into the project was announced in August 2021, when Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power were selected as the preferred bidder to acquire […]

  • 17 May 2022
    R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Maersk Supply Service has completed the installation of the mooring, anchoring, and quick-connect solution for the 2 MW DemoSATH, the first floating wind turbine to be connected to the Spanish grid. Maersk Mariner installed six mooring lines, comprised of hybrid lines of chain and fibre rope, and six drag anchors at BiMEP test area in […]

  • 25 January 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Demonstrator has been awarded GBP 9.6 million of UK government funding to develop and demonstrate a suite of UK-manufactured innovative floating wind technologies for the first time. The Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Demonstrator Programme funding provided through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio will help accelerate technologies to support the roll-out […]

  • 24 February 2022

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has partnered with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to support the development of the US floating offshore wind sector. According to ORE Catapult, the floating wind will likely be a primary source of US offshore wind capacity in the coming decades as much of their estimated 2,000 GW capacity […]

  • 18 January 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Scotland made headlines yesterday (17 January) by awarding seabed lease rights to 17 offshore wind projects totalling almost 25 GW in capacity, well beyond the expected 10 GW, and by the fact that more than half of this massive capacity is coming from floating wind farms. With many details about the selected proposals yet to […]

  • 18 January 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has selected the Ørsted, Falck Renewables, and BlueFloat Energy consortium to enter into an Option Agreement for a new floating offshore wind site off the north-east coast of Scotland. The award for this floating wind site of up to 1 GW in scale has been made through CES’s ScotWind offshore wind […]

  • 12 April 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy have signed option agreements for their two joint projects selected in the ScotWind offshore leasing round, and another option agreement for a third project for which the partnership secured a lease in a consortium with Ørsted. The two leases secured by Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy are located east of […]

  • 20 May 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy have submitted an application for a maritime concession for a site off the northeastern coast of Sardinia, where the two companies plan to build a 975 MW floating wind farm, called Tibula Energia. The companies, which formed a partnership to develop floating wind projects in Italy last year, filed a […]

  • 13 May 2022

    Bureau Veritas has issued a Design Evaluation Conformity Statement to Eolink for its 5 MW pre-commercial floating wind turbine platform to be installed at the SEM-REV test site in France. According to the floating wind technology developer, this certification is a requirement for the final investment decision of its pre-commercial floating wind turbine. The certification […]

  • 27 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Renewables France and Bourbon Subsea Services have signed a partnership agreement to jointly bid for the French Mediterranean floating offshore wind project under the A06 tender. The respective announcement by the French Government is expected to happen during the coming weeks, said the partners. Under the A06 tender, two sites for floating offshore wind […]

  • 17 May 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Bourbon Subsea Services has signed an EPCI contract for the floating electrical hub, inter-array cables, as well as anchoring and mooring systems for the 30 MW EolMed floating wind farm in France. “BOURBON’s scope of work will consist in the complete farm offshore installation, and includes the detailed design, procurement and fabrication of the floating electrical hub, the inter array cables, the anchoring and the mooring systems”, the company said in […]

  • 5 April 2022
    Business & Finance

    Irish floating wind developer Simply Blue Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Spanish companies Proes Consultores and FF New Energy Venture to explore the floating offshore wind opportunities in Spain and Portugal. The floating wind market in Spain got a kick start recently with the publication of the draft Marine Spatial Plan and […]

  • 30 May 2022
    Business & Finance

    Floating wind alone could create over 52,000 jobs in Norway by 2050, which is around 25 per cent of the total employment in the oil industry in 2019, according to a report from Menon Economics. The report also finds that Norwegian players could take between 5 and 14 per cent of the global floating wind […]

  • 16 May 2022
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Dutch floating wind technology developer TouchWind and Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have joined forces on the development of TouchWind’s floating wind technology. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which they will collaborate on developing TouchWind’s floating wind turbine with a tilting angled one-piece rotor which, according to the […]