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  • 19 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry

    Ørsted and the infrastructure division of Spanish Acciona have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore options for floating wind foundations, including using carbon-neutral materials and industrialising the fabrication of concrete foundations. Under the MoU, the two companies’ focus will be on the use of carbon-neutral bio-cement, bio-concrete, and other materials and solutions, with […]

  • 31 March 2023
    Authorities, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Ports & Logistics

    The UK Government has announced that up to GBP 160 million in grant funding will be made available for certain investments for the floating offshore wind sector. The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has established the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (FLOWMIS) to distribute GBP 160 million in funding to support […]

  • 15 March 2023
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    A new report by the Floating Wind Offshore Wind Taskforce says up to eleven ports around the UK will need to be transformed as fast as possible into new industrial hubs to enable the roll-out of floating offshore wind at scale. The report contains a series of recommendations which could see 34 GW of floating […]

  • 23 February 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, has secured a marine license for the 100 MW Erebus floating offshore wind project in Wales. Working with OWC, MarineSpace, ITPEnergised, and Burges Salmon, and following a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, Blue Gem Wind was granted a marine license for the […]

  • 6 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    Marine Power Systems (MPS) and JGC Japan have signed a non-exclusive collaborative agreement to deliver floating offshore wind platforms at a commercial scale in Japan. Under the agreement, MPS’ floating wind platform technology, PelaFlex, and JGC Japan’s EPCI services will combine to jointly deliver floating offshore wind projects in Japan and contribute towards the Japanese […]

  • 30 March 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Innovation, Technology

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected nine floating wind foundation projects in Phase One of the FLoating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize. Each project will receive USD 100,000 in funding and USD 75,000 in vouchers for technical support provided by DOE national laboratories. Skip to: The winners of the first phase of the […]

  • 25 January 2023
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The economic potential of the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) proposed 100 MW floating offshore wind test and demonstration site off Orkney, Scotland has been estimated at GBP 690 million to UK economy. The Orkney-based EMEC concluded the concept design for a new floating offshore wind test and demonstration site in 2022 and is aiming […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Contribution, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The following article is a guest post by Mark Goalen, Director – Offshore Engineering, Houlder. The scaling up of renewable energy capacity will be essential for the success of the global energy transition. Increasing offshore wind capacity is, in turn, key to scaling up renewable energy production but is reliant on developers installing high-capacity farms […]

  • 30 January 2023
    R&D, Technology

    Subsea7 and Siemens Energy have joined forces to develop a Subsea High Voltage Plug and Power Hub for the floating offshore wind market. Building on Subsea7’s competence in subsea engineering and offshore construction for the oil and gas and renewables markets, and Siemens Energy’s competence in electrical systems and subsea wet mate connectors, the two […]

  • 4 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Dublin-based floating wind technology company Gazelle Wind Power (Gazelle) has partnered with the Portuguese renewable energy developer WAM Horizon to accelerate the development of a pilot project in Aguçadoura, Portugal, which will use Gazelle’s floating wind platform. Within the partnership, WAM will provide Gazelle with strategic advisory to implement the pilot project. “WAM Horizon has exceptional […]

  • 15 February 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Spanish company Eolos Floating LiDAR Solutions is preparing to deploy two of its FLS200 floating LiDAR buoys at two sites offshore Scotland, where partners Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy plan to build floating wind farms. The LiDAR buoys will be installed this month out of the Peterhead port, where Eolos has engaged ASCO to provide […]

  • 24 May 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The first floating foundation of the Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind farm was floated out at Eiffage Métal’s site in Fos-sur-Mer, France. Assembled at Eiffage Métal’s fabrication yard in Fos-sur-Mer, the three floating foundations are equipped at their ends with two submersible buoys between which is an innovative anchoring system, according to Smulders, the […]

  • 9 March 2023
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology, Technology

    South Korean SK ecoplant and its compatriot POSCO have announced that their K-Floater, a floating body model for offshore wind power developed with domestic technology, secured basic design certification from DNV. The K-floating body is a 10 MW semi-submersible floating model which is capable of withstanding a typhoon of about 40 metres per second that […]

  • 13 February 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Floating Energy Allyance (FEA) has selected Ocean Infinity to carry out an initial geophysical and geotechnical site investigation at its Buchan floating offshore wind project in Scotland. This represents an important step in the design and assessment process of the project, with the survey campaign taking place later this year, according to FEA. “We are […]

  • 17 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    The port authorities in Cagliari have received applications for maritime state concessions for four different floating wind projects to be built offshore Sardinia. 30-year concessions are sought from the Port Authority of Cagliari for all of the four projects to be constructed offshore and allowed corridors for export cables to make landfalls. AvenHexicon, a 50/50 […]

  • 9 January 2023
    R&D, Technology

    Sumitomo Mitsui Construction has participated in a feasibility study that concluded that the serial fabrication and delivery of floating concrete substructures can meet the ambitious expectations of Japan’s offshore wind market. The study was performed within the framework of a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm using 15MW+ wind turbines co-developed by BW Ideol and a […]

  • 9 February 2023
    Business development, Transition, Wind Farm Update

    Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn have submitted a Marine Licence application for the Green Volt floating offshore wind farm. This consent application could allow the project to start generating power in the mid-2020s, making it the most advanced oil and gas decarbonisation project in the UK, the developers said. Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn are applying for […]

  • 16 February 2023
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have deployed a floating buoy offshore Hawaii to collect offshore wind resource and meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data. Jump to: The floating research buoy, owned by the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), was installed in December 2022 […]

  • 15 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    The organisations, Norwegian Offshore Wind and Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Tokyo which aims to get the business going between the countries’ offshore wind companies. Both the Norwegian supply chain and developers are interested in the emerging Japanese market, Norwegian Offshore Wind said. According to the organisation, […]

  • 26 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Research & Development

    Spain-headquartered BlueFloat Energy and Greenvolt have joined forces to develop offshore wind projects in Portugal. According to the partners, Portugal holds great potential for offshore wind, which is now recognised by the national policymakers who seek to unlock the potential of this technology to deliver on the country’s decarbonisation targets. Portugal has recently identified draft […]

  • 7 February 2023
    Research & Development, Technology

    There are currently more than 80 floating wind technology concepts and designs worldwide, and testing even a certain number of these could prove to be an endeavour since, at least in Europe, there are not many test sites dedicated to floating wind technology. This is according to a discussion during the Focus on Floating Wind […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    WindFloat Atlantic, the world’s first semi-submersible floating offshore wind farm, has completed its second full year in operation. The 25 MW WindFloat Atlantic ended 2022 with an electricity production of 78GWh, a five per cent increase in output compared to 2021. Fully commissioned in 2020, the wind farm was developed by the Windplus consortium formed […]

  • 15 December 2022
    Industry, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    “We are looking at a market today that is immense. It is new and unprecedented when you look at the numbers. Floating wind is expected to be, in 2050, bigger than fixed offshore wind. But we got some catching up to do, and catching up to be done is really in the supply chain”, GustoMSC’s […]

  • 25 January 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry

    Italian steel company, Acciaierie d’Italia, and the Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy´s partnership have signed a letter of intent and have established a technical working group on strategic collaboration for the development of renewable energy projects. There are four potential development areas on which the technical working group will focus, including the Taranto-based company providing […]

  • 3 March 2023
    Equipment, Industry, Infrastructure, R&D, Research & Development, Vessels

    Subsea7, Siem Offshore, and Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly look at optimisation of marine operations for floating wind projects. The main objective of the study is to identify gaps in capabilities of existing marine operation methodologies and equipment, to enable robust and efficient execution of large-scale floating wind developments planned […]

  • 16 December 2022
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    RWE has signed a letter of intent with WindSpider, a Norwegian-based company that is developing a new modular self-erecting crane system for the offshore wind market. To improve operability and scalability for turbine installation as well as major component replacements, the WindSpider solution uses the tower of the wind turbine as part of the crane. […]