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15 February 2019 Business & Finance

Equinor and the state-owned Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for floating offshore wind in South Korea. Under the MoU, the two parties will jointly explore the opportunities of developing commercial floating offshore wind, Equinor said. According to KNOC’s Senior Vice President Jae-Heon Shim, executing the agreement will become a […]

4 February 2019 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

The US Department of Energy has announced up to USD 28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programme to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines using the discipline of control co-design (CCD). Floating wind turbines are currently designed to be large and heavy to replicate more familiar onshore wind […]

29 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Engineering and technology group SENER has announced its involvement in the 50MW Kincardine floating wind project offshore Scotland. Fitted with a 2MW turbine and five other 9.525MW turbines, the project is expected to be operational by 2020, making it the largest floating offshore wind farm in the world. The project is being developed by Kincardine […]

28 January 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

The City of Ulsan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with four domestic and foreign partnerships and investors to build and maintain floating wind farms, as well as to create a local supply chain in South Korea. The four developers include a partnership between Royal Dutch Shell and CoensHexicon, which is a joint venture between […]

28 January 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

The Carbon Trust has launched three tenders for floating wind technology as part of the Floating Wind Joint Industry Partnership (JIP). In the first tender, The Carbon Trust is inviting companies and consortia to undertake a study looking at the feasibility and technology development needs for heavy lift offshore operations in a floating wind farm. The scope […]

8 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, R&D

Equinor has entered into an agreement with Unitech Offshore for the takeover of its Hywind Demo floating wind turbine in Norway. The turbine will be renamed to UNITECH Zefyros at Hywind Technology from 1 February and will be used as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy. In its next phase, the floating turbine will […]

7 December 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The Morro Bay City Council has approved an exclusive Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Castle Wind LLC to support the development of the planned 1GW Castle Wind Offshore floating wind project off the coast of Central California.

21 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Six floating wind companies have called on the French Government to include up to 5GW of floating wind capacity in the country’s revised multiannual energy program, to be brought online by 2030. 

29 October 2018 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Floating wind could generate up to 17,000 jobs and GBP 33.6 billion of gross value added in the UK by 2050, according to a new study carried out by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult on behalf of the Crown Estate Scotland.

23 October 2018 Business & Finance

For floating offshore wind to move forward from the current demonstration phase, the industry needs to be cost-competitive, according to Clement Mochet, Commercial Director at Vryhof.

19 October 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

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.

3 October 2018

The costs of floating offshore wind in Europe could decrease from the current EUR 180-200 per MWh to EUR 40-60 per MWh by 2030 with the right visibility in terms of volumes and industrialization, according to WindEurope’s Policy Blueprint.

24 September 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Vessels

The development of floating offshore wind will be held up by the limitations of current port infrastructure, a recent research has revealed.

21 September 2018 Authorities, R&D, Technology

Offshore wind developer wpd and the Brittany Region have signed an agreement to promote the development of floating wind in this French region.

20 September 2018 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The renewables engineering consultancy K2 Management has agreed to acquire independent energy engineering consultancy, Cruz Atcheson.

20 September 2018 R&D, Technology

International certification body DNV GL has issued a revised standard for the design of floating wind turbine structures and a new guideline for the certification of floating wind turbines. The technical standard for the design of floating wind turbine structures, DNV GL-ST-0119, and the new service guideline for the certification of floating wind turbines, DNVGL-SE-0422 […]

13 September 2018 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) and a consortium of private companies have submitted a lease application to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to advance the development of a floating wind project off Humboldt County in Northern California.

3 September 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Equinor and its partners in the Snorre and Gullfaks licences have secured a portion of funding necessary for the project to power these two oil and gas fields on the Norwegian continental shelf with floating offshore wind turbines. 

23 August 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded USD 650,000 to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two floating wind demonstration and testing projects.

17 August 2018 Ports & Logistics, Technology, Wind Farm Update

A fully assembled floating wind turbine has left the Port of Dundee in Scotland to be installed on the Kincardine floating wind farm located around 15 kilometres south-east of Aberdeen.

27 July 2018 Business & Finance

Naval Energies has decided to stop investing in tidal energy, a market said to be in the process of closing, and focus on floating offshore wind, as well as ocean thermal energy conversion.

25 July 2018 Business & Finance, Technology

More than 70 companies and institutions, including some of the leading offshore wind developers and equipment manufacturers, have called for the development of 3GW of floating offshore wind in the French Mediterranean by 2030.

16 July 2018 Business & Finance

Turkey has a huge floating offshore wind potential and could significantly support the deployment of the floating offshore wind technology, WindEurope said during a recent workshop in Istanbul entitled “Leveraging the EU offshore wind expertise in Turkey”.

20 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders

Swedish floating multi-turbine platform designer Hexicon AB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Busan Techno Park and Renewable Energy Center for the development of floating offshore wind in South Korea.

13 June 2018 R&D

The open sea test platform Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) has obtained the permit from the Ministry of the Environment to host floating offshore wind research.

13 June 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted to review Maine Aqua Ventus GP LLC’s terms for the two-turbine research and development floating wind project off of Monhegan Island, Maine.