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1 May 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Javier Lanfranchi – Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Nobody can deny that the demand of more energy is increasing on a global scale. Over the last two decades we’ve seen different solutions to tackle this issue where renewable energy stands out mainly because of the need to reduce the impact fuels have in […]

14 May 2013

Japan could see a floating wind and current hybrid power generation system, the world's first, off its coast by the end of this year, writes CBS. Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Company (MODEC), a leading offshore technology company specializing in floating oil and gas production systems from Japan, has developed SKWID (Savonius Keel & Wind […]

5 March 2013 Technology

Hitachi Zosen Corp. plans to install floating offshore wind turbines in Japanese waters as soon as possible, reports Bloomberg. The industrial machinery maker signed a cooperation agreement with a Norwegian oil and gas company, Statoil ASA. The agreement also included a feasibility study for floating offshore wind turbines. Statoil deployed the world's first full-scale floating […]

12 November 2012 R&D, Technology

As a member of the HYDRALAB-IV consortium, DHI offers access to research groups to conduct experimental studies in its wave basins. One of the projects selected by HYDRALAB’s user selection panel for Transnational Access to the facilities concerns ‘Dynamic Response of Floating offshore Structures under Random Waves and Wind Action’. The project was formulated by […]

11 October 2012

The bulk of the current plans for European offshore wind power are intended for construction in the relatively shallow North Sea. However, many European countries, including Portugal, do not border shallow seas. Their sea beds have steep descending slopes and much greater water depths not suited for current techniques. If a viable technique can be […]

30 August 2012

As the UPI reports, Japanese officials have announced that the country’s first floating wind farm is operational from Wednesday. The wind farm is located about a half mile off the coast of Kabashima island, one of the Goto Islands. Next summer, the 100-kilowatt turbine will be replaced by a larger 2-megawatt generator after collecting performance […]

5 June 2012 R&D, Wind Farm Update

An unending potential lies in the world’s oceans which provides energy resource larger than the global need is, John Olav Tande of the Norwegian SINTEF research foundation stated. The fact that at the end of 2010, 98.5% of the world’s wind turbines were on land is now going to change, as the idea of capturing […]

26 April 2012 R&D, Technology

Grand Valley State University and Michigan Technological University joined a public-private business in search for funding of the initial engineering and design of the new floating turbine technology for the Great Lakes, according to Associated Press. Lead agency, requesting funding from the Department of Energy, is Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center. Its group includes […]

21 February 2012 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is investigating whether it could use Wave Hub, the world’s largest wave energy test site, to accommodate floating offshore wind turbines as part of a demonstration project valued at over £25 million. Plans for the offshore wind floating system demonstration project, which would open up new areas off the coast […]

9 December 2011

The Maine coast could become home to a pilot project to create the country’s first deepwater, floating wind farm.   By Tux Turkel (pressherald) [mappress] Source: pressherald, December 09, 2011; Image: statoil

2 December 2011

Iran plans to design floating wind turbines to provide power for islands, said the Head of National Institute for Oceanography of Iran Saeed...   (isna) [mappress] Source: isna, December 02, 2011

14 September 2011 Authorities

Japan will join the race to develop floating wind turbines to use in deepwater off its tsunami-stricken northern Pacific coast as it... By William Hardy (reuters) [mappress] Source: reuters, September 12, 2011

28 March 2011

The European Union's HiPRWind project hopes to produce floating offshore wind-turbines with more than double the production capacity of ... (publicservice) [mappress] Source: publicservice, March 28, 2011

7 March 2011

Seattle based company Principle Power has announced that they have signed a contract with Energias de Portugal to deploy a 2 megawatt... By By Aaron Colter (ibtimes) [mappress]   Source: ibtimes, March 07, 2011

1 March 2011 R&D

The University of Maine (UMaine, Orono, Maine, USA) has issued the "Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Report," funded by the U.S. Department of... (compositesworld) [mappress]   Source: compositesworld, March 01, 2011  

28 February 2011

Vestas, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of wind turbines, has announced that it will be working in collaboration with WindPlus to... By Timon Singh (inhabitat) [mappress] Source: inhabitat, February 28, 2011

25 February 2011 Business & Finance

The Portuguese coast may be the site of the first ever floating offshore wind turbines. If all goes well, the wind industry could embark...   By Melissa Mahony (smartplanet) [mappress] Source: smartplanet, February 25, 2011

22 February 2011

Giant wind turbine installations floating more than 10 miles off the Maine coast could be able generate electricity at rates competitive... By Tux Turkel (onlinesentinel) [mappress] Source: onlinesentinel, February 22, 2011

18 February 2011 Business & Finance

Vestas, the global leader in wind technology, has signed an agreement with WindPlus for the deployment of the first offshore project worldwide integrating a wind turbine with a full-scale semi-submersible floating structure. This is the first time this floating platform technology is being used. WindPlus is a joint venture company led by the EDP Group […]

24 January 2011 Business & Finance

Nine energy experts spoke at the University of Maine on Saturday as part of a day-long event advertised as an opportunity to garner literal,... By Michael Shepherd (mainecampus) [mappress] Source: mainecampus, January 24, 2011

17 August 2010 Authorities, R&D

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has today met with Norwegian state oil firm Statoil to discuss the potential for developing the "world... (newenergyfocus) [mappress] Source: newenergyfocus, August 17, 2010;

13 July 2010 R&D

Wind turbines may be one of the best renewable energy solutions, but as turbines get larger they also get noisier, become more of an eyesore... [mappress] Source: dcnonl, July 13, 2010;

12 July 2010 R&D

Strong sea breezes offer one of the best options for generating electricity from the wind. And here's the bonus: since humans like to...   [mappress] Source: scientificamerican, July 12, 2010;

1 July 2010 R&D, Technology

The scientists have invented floating ocean-based wind turbines, which could be the next big thing in the renewable energy solutions.   [mappress] Source: oneindia, July 01, 2010;

1 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

18 October 2018 R&D, Technology

The larger scale of offshore wind turbines and improved materials indicate that the vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) designs may have certain advantages and benefits for floating offshore wind energy installations, a new study by Sandia National Laboratories has found.