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  • 18 October 2017

    The launch of the world’s first floating wind farm marked another milestone, not only for the floating wind technology but for the overall offshore wind industry.

  • 11 July 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    China’s Hengtong has been awarded a contract by REN – Rede Electrica Nacional, S.A., the operator of transmission grids in Portugal, to design, manufacture and install the submarine export power cable system for the WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project.

  • 21 January 2014

    A rotating cylindrical float (spar buoy) is the turbine shaft of vertical axis wind turbine. Because the weight of rotor is directly supported by buoyancy, the concept is suitable for huge floating offshore wind turbine. The name of the concept is Floating Axis Wind Turbine (FAWT). The video shows the preliminary model experiment of a […]

  • 25 November 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator has published a roadmap for commercial acceptance of floating LIDAR technology. As part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, The Carbon Trust, along with a consortium of industrial partners, are investigating the potential of floating LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology in the context of wind resource assessment for the offshore wind […]

  • 26 July 2013

    In the frame of the Winflo consortium, and on the occasion of the 8th “Renewable energy 2013 exhibition” from July 24 to 26 in Tokyo, DCNS and partner Nass&Wind will present their floating wind turbine project. An opportunity to revisit this ambitious technology programme. In offshore waters the winds are stronger and steadier and the […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Statoil is currently testing the five Siemens wind turbines on the 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first commercial floating wind farm.

  • 16 December 2019
    R&D

    Saitec Offshore is taking part in the EU-funded ArcWind project focused on boosting floating offshore wind energy in the Atlantic Region. The Adaptation and Implementation of Floating Wind Energy Conversion Technology for the Atlantic Region (ArcWind) project aims to drive the floating wind energy forward to become a major contributor of green energy in the […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Technology

    ECN has reported that EOLOS FLS200 floating LiDAR performs in compliance with the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) of the Carbon Trust’s roadmap for the commercial acceptance of floating LiDAR technology. In October 2015, the EOLOS FLS200 floating LiDAR buoy completed a 6-month validation campaign next to the IEC-compliant IJmuiden offshore meteorological mast in the North Sea. The campaign has been carried […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The Navantia-Windar consortium has loaded out the first two of the five SPAR-type floating foundations built for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland floating wind farm.

  • 7 May 2015
    R&D, Technology

    ETI Offshore Renewables Programme Manager Andrew Scott presented at the Offshore Wind 4: Floating Turbines session at All-Energy 2015 on ‘the 2050 potential for floating foundations in UK waters’. In his presentation, Scott said that floating wind concept is not about going far offshore, but about making best use of good wind resources close enough […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Principle Power has announced the successful decommissioning of WindFloat 1, the company’s 2MW prototype that had been deployed off the Northern Coast of Portugal. The project, originally installed in 2011, was a full lifecycle demonstration of the features and benefits of the WindFloat floating offshore wind foundation concept, and featured a Vestas V-80 2MW turbine. Fabricated […]

  • 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.

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The regional government of Brittany, France, has allocated EUR 85 million for the 24MW pilot floating wind project off the Ile de Groix proposed by Eolfi Offshore France, a joint venture between Eolfi and CGN European Energy Company. The financing package includes a grant of EUR 34 million and a EUR 51 million repayable advance. The French Environment and […]

  • 21 March 2018

    Texas-based Quest Offshore Resources today announced the launch of Quest Floating Wind Energy (Q FWE). Q FWE is a data and analytical practice focused on the resources driving the economics, technology and supply chain encompassing floating wind energy, according to the company.

  • 5 June 2019
    Grid Connection

    Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy (AOE) have unveiled the details of their market-ready universal floating offshore substation. Developed in cooperation with ABB, the floating offshore substation is designed for both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms starting at depths of 40 metres. It is based on Ideol’s patented and shallow-draft Damping Pool® concept and on AOE’s […]

  • 15 April 2020
    R&D, Technology

    An undisclosed client has awarded Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) with a contract to conduct a full floating wind technology review. The aim of the study is to identify the most suitable of the currently available floating wind concepts globally for use within the wind farm location. OWC said that it closely follows the development of […]

  • 22 October 2019

    By João Metelo, CEO of Principle Power The first WindFloat Atlantic unit, with the turbine fully installed, has just sailed from Ferrol, Spain, towards its destination, 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. It will soon be joined by two more units, which by the end of the year will produce […]

  • 13 October 2014

    Alstom Renewable Power Chairman Jérôme Pécresse and DCNS Marine Energy and Infrastructures Division Director Thierry Kalanquin were on hand on 13th of October as both groups signed a partnership agreement in the floating wind energy business. The agreement aims at developing and then commercialising an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine delivering 6 […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Authorities

    Several Norwegian ocean stakeholders have asked their country’s government to start the announcement of two full-scale floating offshore wind farms with the aim of granting licenses during 2020. In a letter sent to leading Norwegian politicians, the stakeholders said that the government should clarify licensing and framework conditions for two floating wind projects with a […]

  • 13 June 2017

    Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract for certification of the floating wind array to be deployed between the Groix and Belle-Ile Islands in France.

  • 24 July 2017
    Vessels

    The first floating wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland project has arrived off Aberdeenshire, after setting sail from the project’s assembly base in Stord, Norway, last week.

  • 15 August 2013
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    A team of specialized experts, consultants and manufacturers based in Seoul, South Korea, have developed Coordinated Offshore Energy Extraction (COEE) and Floating Wind Turbine Foundations and Bridges. The COEE extracts offshore renewable energy; Wave, Tidal, Wind and Solar. The COEE construction unit is a building block for offshore wind farms and Floating Bridges. The Floating […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has approved two floating wind pilot projects as part of the country’s call for tenders for the development of floating wind launched last year. The two project approved by the ministry are the 24MW project in the Gruissan area, some 15 kilometres off the Mediterranean coast, led by the Quadran […]

  • 2 March 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust-led Floating Wind Joint Industry Partnership has selected partners in projects to investigate the impact of next-generation turbines and heavy lift operations on floating wind farms up to 1GW capacity.

  • 22 October 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Windplus has awarded Bourbon Subsea Services with a turnkey contract for the installation of the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm offshore Portugal.

  • 8 January 2015

    In 2014 the WindFloat prototype (WF1), Demowfloat’s first installation in Portugal, reached another milestone, it passed the 10GWh mark and has now delivered 12.02GWh of renewable electricity to the grid. The prototype has been in operation for over 3 years and will continue to operate for some time in the future. During 2014 Principle Power […]