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  • 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 […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Aker Offshore Wind has increased its ownership in Principle Power Inc from approximately 20 per cent to an expected 39 per cent, after exercising an option to buy further shares in the floating wind technology company. “Principle Power is established as the industry leading provider of floating wind foundation technology, with more than 100MW of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    ABB Marine & Ports has been selected as a key technology partner for the EU-funded ATLANTIS project exploring the use of remote offshore inspection and maintenance techniques for wind farms. ABB is supplying a new module of the ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS optimization software – for the project funded through Horizon 2020. […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas has installed the first V164-9.5 MW turbine on a floating platform for the Kincardine offshore wind project. The first V164-9.5 MW turbine was installed on a Principle Power WindFloat platform at the installation harbour in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The turbine is the first of five such units to be installed at the Kincardine […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Qair, formerly known as Quadran Énergies Marines, has signed a preferred supplier agreement with MHI Vestas for three 10 MW offshore wind turbines for the EolMed floating wind pilot project in France. This will be the second floating wind project in which the company’s V164 turbine’s nominal capacity is brought to 10 MW, following Eoliennes […]

  • 27 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    Globally, 2,535 MW of offshore wind was put into operation during the first half of the year, with offshore wind installations reaching 29,839 MW by the end of June 2020, according to World Forum Offshore’s (WFO) H1 2020 Global Offshore Wind Report. The organisation said the figures underline the continued growth of the global offshore […]

  • 29 July 2020
    Vessels

    The hull of Prysmian’s new cable laying vessel (CLV) Leonardo da Vinci is fully completed, including the entire superstructure and the launching ceremony, according to the company’s social media post on 28 July. Leonardo da Vinci, built in Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea in Romania, will now be towed to Vard’s shipyard in Brattvåg in Norway for […]

  • 27 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 25 MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm is now fully operational and supplying electricity to Portugal’s electrical grid. The WindFloat Atlantic project features three MHI Vestas 8.4 MW turbines mounted on Principle Power’s semi-submersible floating foundations. Following the connection of the last of the three wind turbines to the 20-kilometre export cable connecting […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched the Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with the aim to accelerate the growth of the sector. The first actions will be to define the priority markets for offshore wind, and engage with relevant local associations, policymakers and NGOs in the fishing, marine mammals and ports sectors through […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The termination and testing of the export and array cables at the Windfloat Atlantic project has been completed, JDR Cable Systems said via social media. The third and final floating wind turbine was towed to the project site at the end of May, with connection to mooring and electrical lines then left to be carried out. […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Spain’s Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios has secured a GBP 380 million green loan financing for the construction of the Kincardine floating wind farm offshore Scotland. The project comprises the construction of a 50 MW wind farm some 15 kilometres south-east of Aberdeen. Kincardine will consist of six turbines, one 2 MW which was commissioned back […]

  • 4 June 2020
    Vessels

    Prysmian’s new cable-laying vessel Leonardo Da Vinci is undergoing final preparations ahead of being towed from Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, to Norway for final outfitting. Following the finalization of the hull in Tulcea, Leonard Da Vinci will begin its journey from the Danube river through the Mediterranean and along the shores of Portugal, Spain and […]

  • 29 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Bourbon Subsea Services has towed the third 8.4 MW Windfloat Atlantic turbine to its designated location off Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The floating wind turbine, for which Bourbon installed the mooring lines at the site earlier, will be connected over the coming days. A team of more than 70 people will work on setting up […]

  • 28 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The third and final floating wind turbine for the WindFloat Atlantic project has set sail from Spain to the project site offshore Portugal. The turbine will be traveling from the Port of Ferrol towards its final destination 20km off Viana do Castelo on a journey that will take three days. At the project site, this […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The last of the three floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project will soon set sail from Spain to its designated location off Portugal. Tractebel Engie reported on 17 May that it fully assembled the third WindFloat Atlantic platform in the port of Ferrol.  The turbine should start its journey to the site off […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The European Commission has approved the acquisition of EDPR Offshore España by ENGIE and EDP Renovaveis. EDPR Offshore España is a Spain-headquartered subsidiary of the EDP Group active in the offshore wind industry globally. The company would be the exclusive vehicle of both parties for offshore wind farm activities worldwide. The European Commission has concluded […]

  • 6 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Europe installed 3.6GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2019, which is a new record in annual installations, according to WindEurope.

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Principle Power has unveiled a new brand identity and logo as part of a rebranding initiative that embodies the company’s new stage in the deployment and commercialization of its floating wind technology.

  • 24 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    EDP Renewables and Engie have signed an agreement to create a co-controlled 50/50 joint-venture in fixed and floating offshore wind. The agreement follows the last year’s signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding to form a new entity as an exclusive vehicle of investment of EDPR and Engie for offshore wind opportunities worldwide. This alliance […]

  • 17 January 2020
    R&D

    INESC TEC and EDP have launched a project that will see the establishment of the first real-time maritime robot testing center for offshore wind in Europe. The initiative is part of the Atlantis – The Atlantic Testing Platform for Maritime Robotics: New Frontiers for Inspection and Maintenance of Offshore Energy Infrastructures project, which has the […]

  • 9 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas and Global Wind Service (GWS) have completed the assembly of the last turbine for the WindFloat Atlantic project. The last of the three MHI Vestas V164-8.4MW turbines destined for WindFloat Atlantic was assembled last weekend on the quayside at the Port of Ferrol in Spain, GWS said. The project’s second floating wind platform was […]

  • 3 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The WindFloat Atlantic offshore wind project in Portugal has begun producing power. The project’s first MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbine began generating power after being connected on 31 December 2019. “The commissioning of the WindFloat Atlantic project demonstrates the maturity and commercial readiness of floating offshore wind technology,” said Principle Power CEO João Metelo. “As the […]

  • 2 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The structure comprises a floating platform developed by Principle Power and an MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbine, the largest wind turbine ever installed on a floating structure.

  • 1 January 2020

    With 2019 now behind us, our editorial team looks back on what shaped the offshore wind industry in the last year of the decade. Below is a subjective list highlighting some of the most impactful events in the sector: UK Offshore Wind Strike Prices Slide Down to GBP 39.65/MWh Offshore wind projects selected in the […]