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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has confirmed a firm order to provide five V164-9.5 MW turbines for the Kincardine floating wind project in Scotland. The order was signed in 2018 with Cobra Wind International Limited (CWIL), the UK offshore division of Spain’s Cobra Group. The turbines will be installed in spring 2020 and will include a 10-year service […]
The European Commission has approved French plans to support four demonstration floating wind farms, one in the Atlantic Ocean and three in the Mediterranean. The projects include the Groix Belle Ile wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, and the Golfe du Lion, Eolmed, and Provence Grand Large wind farms in the Mediterranean Sea. The demonstration floating wind […]
Windplus S.A. will receive around EUR 96 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU’s NER300 programme and the Government of Portugal to build the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm.
A consortium comprising Principle Power, EDPR Offshore North America, Aker Solutions, H. T. Harvey & Associates and Herrera Environmental Consultants has been selected to enter into a public-private partnership with Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) to develop a floating wind project offshore Humboldt County in Northern California, US
The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will inaugurate the world’s first floating wind farm, Statoil’s Hywind Scotland Pilot Project, today (18 October).
A consortium led by LOC Group has been selected by the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate the infrastructure and logistics challenges faced in the development, construction and maintenance of utility-scale floating offshore wind farms. The investigation report and recommendations, which has been commissioned by the Carbon Trust and JIP partners DONG Energy, ENGIE, […]
The Scottish government has granted a planning consent for the eight-turbine Kincardine floating wind farm located around 15 kilometres south-east of Aberdeen.
Nylon mooring lines developed for floating wind farms have been qualified for long term application after recent successful tests demonstrated the effectiveness and the cost-reduction potential of these synthetic mooring components, the companies behind the project said.
The US state of Oregon’s gross domestic product (GDP) could increase by USD 9.9 billion through a cumulative installation of 5,500 megawatts (MW) of floating wind capacity between 2020 and 2050, according to a report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) commissioned NREL to analyze two hypothetical, large-scale deployment […]
Germany’s 8.2 Consulting AG has supported Quadran – Énergies Libres in the planned floating offshore pilot wind farm off the coast of the French region Languedoc-Roussillon by defining the Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) concept for the tendering phase. As the step from fixed offshore to floating offshore implies a technology and development leap […]
EDP Renewables (EDPR), Mitsubishi Corporation (through its subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe), Chiyoda Corporation (through its subsidiary Chiyoda Generating Europe), Engie and Repsol today announced an agreement to implement a floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Northern Portugal, known as the WindFloat Atlantic (WFA) project. The project, located 20 km off the Portuguese coast […]
Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea, has supplied cable connectors for the second phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration, offshore Japan. Two First Subsea connectors have been used to connect 22kV cables to the facility’s floating 66kV power substation, in preparation for the arrival of a 7MW wind turbine in Phase 3, and […]
Trelleborg’s offshore operation has secured a contract to supply its range of high performance cable protection for phase two of the prestigious offshore wind farm Fukushima Forward Project, lead by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Following a successful delivery of phase one, Trelleborg has been selected to provide its distributed buoyancy modules (DBM), […]
Deepwater Wind revealed plans to develop the West Coast’s first-ever offshore wind farm – a project poised to become the world’s first commercial project to use cutting-edge floating foundation technology. Deepwater Wind entered into an agreement several months ago with Principle Power to complete the development of the 30-megawatt (MW) WindFloat Pacific project, using Principle Power’s groundbreaking WindFloat […]
Cable connectors for the Fukushima floating wind farm project, offshore Japan, are supplied by First Subsea to connect 66kV and 22kV cables to a 2MW wind turbine and floating substation. The facility’s floating 66kV power substation is the first of its kind for the offshore wind energy industry. Three First Subsea cable connectors have been […]
A consortium made up of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research have been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry […]
A consortium made up of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu and Mizuho Information & Research have been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of […]
A consortium made up of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, IHI Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu and Mizuho Information & Research are participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. This experimental […]
Marubeni Corp led group is planning to build floating a test wind farm off the coast Fukushima Prefecture, reports Jiji Press. The project is planned to generate 12 MW after its completion in 2016. This would supply the needs of more than 100,000 households. Besides Marubeni, the consortium members are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Nippon […]
Aberdeen headquartered energy consultancy Xodus Group today announced that it will plan and carry out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Statoil for a potential pilot park for the world’s first full-scale floating wind turbine. Xodus made the announcement at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen and First Minister Alex Salmond welcomed the news. […]
A GRIMSBY businessman’s wife has been made godmother of a key vessel serving the offshore wind farm industry – underlining the high regard… (thisisgrimsby) [mappress] Source: thisisgrimsby, December 02, 2010
The master of a wind farm passenger transfer vessel has today been ordered to pay £9,702 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a breach of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995. Michael Gallagher was in charge when the workboat catamaran Windcat 9 with 15 people on board when it hit a large floating military […]
Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: A floating LiDAR deployed on Mainstream Renewable Power’s 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site. On April 20, FLiDAR NV (a joint venture between DEME and 3E), has set up the device at Mainstream Renewable Power’s Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site, almost 21km off the Fife coast. The […]
Trelleborg Group’s offshore operations, leading global manufacturer of polymer and syntactic foam-based solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract to supply the Furukawa Electric Company with cable buoyancy and protection, for an experimental floating wind turbine project off the coast of Fukushima, Japan. The project, which is being headed […]
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 […]