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16 May 2019 Business & Finance

France has moved up two positions and is now the third most attractive destination globally for investment in renewable energy due in part to a new focus on floating offshore wind. This is according to the 53rd EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI). As reported earlier, France intends to issue offshore wind tenders with a combined capacity of […]

6 May 2019 Business & Finance, R&D

Norway's Equinor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Korea's Ulsan City to cooperate on the development of floating wind projects in South Korea. Under the MoU, Equinor and Ulsan City will jointly explore the opportunities for the development of floating wind projects in South Korea. According to Ulsan City, Equinor, the operator […]

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 […]

24 April 2019 Business & Finance

TÜV SÜD has allocated a certificate to Esteyco for the floating foundation used for the 5MW Elisa self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine in Spain. Within the scope of the EU-funded Elican project, TÜV SÜD said it developed a new certification procedure to ensure the safe and reliable use of the foundation. The project’s goal was to […]

12 April 2019 Technology

The Spanish EnerOcean has launched its floating wind turbine prototype W2Power at the Astican Shipyard in Gran Canaria. W2Power, built and assembled at the Astican Shipyard, will be installed at the PLOCAN offshore test site in the coming weeks, project partner Ghenova said. According to the company, sea trials in a real environment are the next […]

4 April 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

Wave energy technology developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) is expanding into the floating offshore wind sector with two new devices said to offer a solution to wind energy generation challenges in deep waters. The UK company stated that R&D of its wave energy device WaveSub brought to the development of the DualSub device, which captures […]

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 […]

25 March 2019 Business & Finance

RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables have launched a new industry group to set out the strategy for large-scale deployment of floating offshore wind in the UK. The Floating Wind Steering Group will meet with the aim of producing a consensus vision for the future of floating wind and the business case for its continued development in the UK. According to the […]

4 March 2019 Industry Contribution

Offshore wind farm development and operation are by nature more challenging than onshore, with additional environmental parameters to control and design for. More than 12 years ago, floating LiDAR (lidar) devices were introduced to the offshore wind industry - to meet a specific market need. Developers in the growing, but not yet mature, offshore wind […]

25 February 2019 Authorities, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

25 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Navantia-Windar, a Spanish joint venture partnership, has won a contract to assemble and deliver five floating foundations for the Kincardine wind farm in Scotland. The assembly and delivery of the floating foundations will be carried out at the Navantia Fene yard in Spain, where the construction of one similar unit for Windfloat Atlantic is being […]

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 […]

14 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Denmark's Welcon has received the order to produce the first TetraSpar floating offshore foundation for a consortium comprising Shell, innogy and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies. ''We are very proud to be involved in this exciting project, which can be a game changer in offshore foundations for wind turbines,'' Welcon said. ''The way this foundation is designed fits perfectly […]

8 February 2019 R&D, Wind Farm Update

Equinor Wind US has deployed a Floating LiDAR at its offshore wind lease site in the New York Bight. The Floating LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device will measure wind speed, wind direction, wave conditions and several other marine characteristics that help inform decisions in regard to the resource potential and eventual development of the […]

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 […]

1 February 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

EOLOS Floating LiDAR Solutions will provide two of its floating LiDARs for the New York Bight metocean campaign, for which NYSERDA just awarded contracts to Ocean Tech Services (OTS) and DNV GL. The Spanish company will supply the technology as part of its collaboration with the U.S.-based OTS. EOLOS said it is now working on the two […]

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 […]

14 December 2018 Wind Farm Update

Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Ltd. has installed an EOLOS floating LiDAR buoy at the Moray West offshore wind farm site, located next to the Moray East and Beatrice offshore wind farms.

12 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

SeaTwirl and Floating Power Plant have joined the Ocean Energy Scale-Up Alliance (OESA) which has been granted funding from the Interreg North Sea Region.

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.

3 December 2018

“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.

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.