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  • 24 December 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Milano-based Ichnusa Wind Power srl has applied with the Port Authority of Cagliari for a 30-year concession to build and operate an export cable connection for a floating wind farm off the west coast of Sardinia. According to the project’s application documents, Ichnusa Wind Power plans to construct a wind farm, Sardegna Sud Occidentale, comprising […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has invested in the development company 7 Seas Med, which has been developing a 250 MW floating wind project off the coast of Italy, in the Sicily Strait. CIP, Nice Technology and 7 Seas Wind Power have joined forces to develop the wind farm, for which 7 Seas Med already filed a concession request, according to Green […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The University of Plymouth has secured more than GBP 1 million to create a facility for testing new innovations in floating offshore wind technology. This first-of-its-kind facility in the UK will enable physical modeling experiments with wind, wave and currents simultaneously. Data generated in the experiments will enable researchers to improve their understanding of how […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 December 2020

    Tractebel Overdick has developed a new floating wind foundation concept for 15+ MW wind turbines with a “hydrogen ready” option, and an offshore hydrogen production platform which can utilise the potential of large-scale offshore wind farms at an industrial scale of up to 800 MW. The new floater design is said to have been optimised […]

  • 1 December 2020

    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 […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Authorities, Technology

    The Crown Estate has invited views on how best to accelerate the development of floating wind in the UK. The consultation is part of the UK government’s ambition to deliver 1 GW of floating wind by 2030. The Crown Estate has invited views on the scale of the opportunity for floating wind in the UK […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Maine Governor Janet Mills has announced a plan for the state to set up U.S. first floating offshore wind research array in the Gulf of Maine to advance new technology in collaboration with the state’s fishing industry. The state intends to file an application with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the […]

  • 23 November 2020

    A new concept for a floating wind turbine platform that aligns itself depending on wind conditions is being developed in Germany under the framework of the joint research project HyStOH, set up by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) has investigated and optimised the concept for […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The California State Lands Commission is reviewing two floating offshore wind applications for the use of land for demonstration projects in the Pacific Ocean. This concerns the construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of two projects that would be located in state waters off the coast of Lompoc and Vandenberg Air Force Base. The first application […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction have signed a technical cooperation agreement for floating offshore wind farm projects. The two companies have agreed to implement a One Team Operation (OTO) cooperation system for the floating offshore wind farm business carried out by SK E&C. Under the agreement, SK E&C […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    The France-headquartered Ideol has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Port of Cromarty Firth in Scotland to cooperate for the floating offshore wind sector. The agreement will see Ideol and its future local construction partners use the port’s land and firth berthing sites and cooperate towards further developing the facilities and infrastructure to […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    EOLOS has deployed its FLS200 floating LiDAR buoy in the waters where Wales’ first floating offshore wind farm, the 96 MW Erebus, will be built. The Spanish floating LiDAR supplier secured a contract for the Erebus project this summer with Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between Ireland-based blue economy developer Simply Blue Energy and […]

  • 10 November 2020

    Classification society DNV GL has released the first integrated rule set for floating offshore wind structures. The newly developed DNV GL class rules for floating wind turbine installations, DNVGL-RU-OU-0512, apply standardized, well-proven maritime processes and apply them to floating wind, DNV GL said. “Floating offshore wind is poised to be one of the key technologies […]

  • 4 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The scaled-down BlueSATH floating wind turbine prototype has capsized offshore Santander, Spain, during what is described as a ”historic swell generated by Hurricane Epsilon”. The 1:6 BlueSATH prototype, installed in El Abra del Sardinero back in August, had already completed its testing campaign in operational and extreme scenarios and was to be decommissioned when the […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Aker Offshore Wind has secured a grant from Norway’s Enova for a pre-project that aims to reduce costs and increase maturity in important technical segments of floating offshore wind. The launched project study explores how the supplier industry can develop and support the realization of floating offshore wind in segments such as fabrication, execution models […]

  • 2 November 2020

    The Japanese MODEC, Toyo Construction and Furukawa Electric have partnered up to develop a next-generation floating wind platform and mooring system. Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) selected the parties to develop the project as part of the public offering of research and development for technology to reduce CAPEX and OPEX of […]

  • 26 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and DNV GL have entered into an agreement to jointly develop floating wind technology, including floating foundations and remote maintenance solutions. According to a press release from 26 October, the South Korean company decided to venture into designing and manufacturing this technology as there is an increasing demand for floating offshore […]

  • 19 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Swancor Renewable Energy and Taiwan’s Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on floating offshore wind. Under the MOU, the two parties will cooperate on advancing the deployment of floating wind technology in Taiwanese waters and supporting the development of a local supply chain for floating wind. The […]

  • 13 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) has opened an office in Edinburgh, Scotland, which will serve as its global floating offshore wind competence centre. The Denmark-headquartered company said Edinburgh was the ideal place for it to launch the growth of its floating wind ambitions. According to Richard Copeland, COP’s Technical Development Director based in the company’s new […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s DeepWind cluster has formed a new group dedicated to the floating offshore wind sector in Scotland and the UK. The subgroup has been set up to make sure Scotland’s energy supply chain companies benefit from new floating offshore wind projects in Scotland and the UK. Its aim is to develop close ties with centers […]

  • 12 October 2020

    Harvesting wind energy from far offshore has significant advantages. At the same time, it introduces many challenges and some unknown issues still yet to be faced. They are installed far from shore, in deeper waters, in the middle of harsh marine environments where local sea state conditions can instantly change, while turbines are exposed to […]

  • 7 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Total has bought a 20 per cent stake in the EolMed floating wind pilot project in France, located in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Gruissan and near Port-La-Nouvelle. The 30 MW EolMed will feature three MHI Vestas 10 MW turbines installed on Ideol’s Damping Pool floating foundation and is scheduled to be built […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 October 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Principle Power has partnered with Irish company Technology From Ideas (TfI) for the development of shallow-water mooring components for floating offshore wind. An international consortium led by Principle Power secured a contract by the U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) for the Demonstration of Shallow-Water Mooring Components for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines […]

  • 30 September 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The Iberdrola-led international consortium has launched the FLAGSHIP project to develop and fabricate the first 10+ MW floating offshore wind turbine. The turbine will be supported by a floating semi‐submersible concrete structure based on Olav Olsen’s OO-Star Wind Floater concept. The prototype is scheduled to be installed and commissioned at Metcentre outside Karmøy, Norway, by […]