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Equinor has met with the supplier industry in Norway to discuss cost-effective solutions for floating offshore wind farms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Equinor got together with Global Center of Expertise (GCE) NODE companies in Agder to talk about finding cost-optimal solutions related to designing floating foundations for turbines in the 10-15MW range. Additionally, the meetings were […]
“Bringing floating substations to commercial feasibility and utilizing serialization, industrialization and innovation to reduce the cost of floating wind”, said Ole Stobbe, Business Development Manager Northern Europe at Ideol, while speaking about what the company aims to do with a grant it recently received.
By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Floating offshore wind may still be in the demonstration phase, but the success of early pilot schemes and the plunging prices of fixed foundation machines mean investors are already eyeing the vast new markets the technology will open. According to the latest […]
RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables met in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, 14 November, to debate future opportunities for UK's floating offshore wind.
Researchers from the University of Exeter will collaborate with counterparts in China on a new project to develop the next generation of floating offshore wind technology.
Houston-based classification society ABS has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT), developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.
DTU Wind Energy, DHI and Stiesdal Offshore Technology A/S are currently testing Henrik Stiesdal’s TetraSpar floating foundation concept in the DHI offshore wave basin.
Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued a preliminary design approval for a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) foundation designed by DCNS Energies.
Floating offshore wind is no longer consigned to the laboratory: it’s a viable technology ready to be rolled out on an industrial scale, according to the latest report from WindEurope released today at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London.
The world could see as much as 237MW of floating offshore wind capacity installed by 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Marine renewables developer Atlantis Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French floating foundations designer Ideol to collaborate on a floating wind project off the UK. The collaboration will seek to initiate the development of a floating offshore wind project of up to 1.5 GW, with a pre-commercial phase of up to 100MW […]
No less than 10 technology developers and associations gathered to found “Friends of Floating Offshore Wind”, a group which will promote the interests of floating offshore wind in Scotland and UK. The group, comprising Pilot Offshore Renewables, Hexicon, RES Offshore, IDEOL, Floating Power Plant, Glosten PelaStar, Principle Power Inc, Atkins, ACS Cobra and GICON, aims at creating favourable conditions for further development of the sector. Global […]
A team of US-based researchers has teamed up with industry representatives in developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines that uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in industrial-scale, offshore wind farms. Civil and environmental engineers Sanjay R. Arwade and […]
Third international conference dedicated to floating offshore wind turbines will be held in Marseilles from 10 to 11 March this year. Representatives from a large number of French and international companies and organisations involved in the sector will discuss their activities, present recent research and analysis and exchange information on the principal challenges in this domain. French Environment and Energy Management […]
HiDef Aerial Surveying has been delivering extreme high resolution video marine mammal and bird surveys to Hexicon AB since January 2015, in support of Hexicon’s application for consent for the Dounreay Tri Demonstrator project. Hexicon is a Swedish company with a background within shipbuilding and technology development, which is applying for consent to build and […]
Ideol and Group China Steel Corporation (CSC) have agreed to collaborate on floating offshore wind projects in Taiwan. The collaboration includes designing, engineering and constructing floating offshore wind turbines by using the Damping Pool technology, developed by the French floating foundation specialist. Areas that have been identified for the first offshore wind projects in Taiwan have water depths ranging […]
On October 1 and 2, 2015, the University of Maine hosted the inaugural “Matthew R. Simmons Memorial Summit: A Technology Roadmap for Floating Offshore Wind.” The summit gathered information from various perspectives of platform designers, researchers, turbine OEMs, permitting agencies, and developers with the goal of producing a roadmap that advances the floating offshore wind. […]
Deepwater Windenergy Investment AB (DWI), a Swedish renewable energy developer specialized in floating offshore wind power, has entered into a cooperation agreement with Powerchina Beijing Engineering Corp. Ltd. According to the agreement, Powerchina Beijing Engineering will evaluate the offshore wind power projects developed by DWI and have the option of joining the projects as lead […]
At Sea Tech Week in Brest yesterday, an agreement between the Brittany Region and DCNS was signed by the Brittany Regional Council President Pierrick Massiot and DCNS Director for Marine Energy Frédéric Le Lidec. The purpose of this agreement is to speed up development of the floating offshore wind turbine plant in Brittany and to […]
The European Commission yesterday awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System. This makes the polluters the driving force behind developing new low-carbon […]
The consortium behind the Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project has completed the construction of a three-column semi-submersible floater as part of the second phase of the project. The floater has been moored at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. One 7MW floating wind turbine and subsea cables have also been […]
IGERT students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have investigated Maine state policy drivers that have led to Maine Aqua Ventus 1, a proposed 12 mega-watt offshore floating wind power demonstration project located near Monhegan Island, ME. Also, they have examined the public's attitude and perception toward the project by analyzing public comments submitted the Maine […]
Japan is speeding up with the development of its floating offshore wind projects, in an aim to move away from nuclear power and shift to renewables. Recently, a floating wind turbine of 2MW capacity started generating power near Nagasaki prefecture. In Fukushima prefecture, a group of 11 companies, headed by Marubeni Corporation have installed a […]
John Reed, an entrepreneur who established ChannelWind, wants to build an offshore wind farm in the Santa Barbara Channel. Mr. Reed says that constant winds from Point Conception through the Channel make these places viable for developing floating offshore wind projects, KCOY news site writes. Mr. Reed created ChannelWind as a wind energy startup company […]
Ormazabal will provide CGMCOSMOS fully gas-insulated switchgear for the 7MW wind turbine generator system that comprises the second phase of the offshore floating project, undertaken by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on the Fukushima coast. The project started in 2012 with the installation of a 66kV […]
The University of Maine submitted a bid for its floating offshore wind project to the Maine Public Utilities (PUC) on August 30, the Bangor Daily News writes. Details of the bid remain undisclosed, because the PUC is obliged to protect confidential commercial information. However, university spokeswoman Margaret Nagle says that the University believes this to […]