Floating Wind News


Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

Feb 22, 2024

The specialized deepwater oil & gas and floating offshore wind segments will share many of the same stakeholders and supply chains, competing for increasingly scarce resources.To receive a full version of Inteletus analysis, click hereThe established…

Vard inks Deal on $200m Hybrid Cable Layer

Dec 11, 2023

Vard, the Norwegian subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, signed a contract for $200m to design and build a customized hybrid cable-laying vessel for Japan's Toyo Construction.The hybrid cable vessel will have a design specifically developed…

Japan's Kansai Joins Floating Offshore Wind Project in Norway

Dec 07, 2023

Galileo and Odfjell Oceanwind are collaborating with Vår Energi on a floating offshore wind project at the Goliat platform outside Hammerfest in Norway. The partnership has been strengthened with The Kansai Electric Power Company Inc., a Japanese utility company…

JIP to Advance Offshore Wind Concrete Floater Standards

Dec 01, 2023

DNV secured partners to launch a new project to enhance technology development and prepare for scale/industrialization of concrete substructures for floating offshore wind.The new Joint Industry Project (JIP) called Concrete FLOW will optimize…

Japan, Denmark to Collaborate on Floating Offshore Wind Technology

Oct 25, 2023

Japan and Denmark have agreed to join hands in researching and developing floating offshore wind power technologies in a bid to combat climate change, Japan's trade and industry ministry said.The nascent floating offshore wind industry is poised…

Anchor Handler Construction: What to Expect as Floating Wind Picks Up

Aug 16, 2023

A fleet of newbuild specialized anchor handlers will be required to help build up the emerging floating offshore wind industry. But since the industry is still in its early days, many unknowns have made it difficult for shipyards and their partners to gear up to build this fleet…

DORIS Secures Second Contract for Gray Whale 3 Floating Offshore Wind Farm in South Korea

Jun 26, 2023

Offshore engineering services firm DORIS has secured a second Front-end Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind farm in South Korea. The scope of the FEED includes the project’s full electrical and communications system to the grid connection…

Taiwan's Offshore Wind Industry Braves Cross-strait Risks in Clean Energy Boom

May 11, 2023

In the port city of Taichung on Taiwan's west coast, a crane hoists into place the end section of a white wind turbine tower that stands almost a hundred meters tall.The turbine will be one of 111 spinning at a multi-billion dollar offshore wind…

Markets: The Challenges of Developing Floating Wind at Scale

Apr 13, 2023

Tens of gigawatts of floating wind projects are slated for development in this and the next decade, but many obstacles remain.There has been much focus on the emerging floating wind market of late.The U.K. is forging ahead with commercial scale…

Vestas to Supply 15MW Turbines for Floating Offshore Wind Project in South Korea

Mar 31, 2023

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said Friday it had signed a preferred supplier agreement to supply its giant 15MW offshore wind turbines for a floating wind project in South Korea.Vestas did not say who the client was. It did say that the floating…

Japan's Emerging Offshore Wind Market Attracting Norwegian Supply Chain and Developers

Mar 14, 2023

Offshore wind organizations Norwegian Offshore Wind in Norway and JWPA in Japan signed an MOU in Tokyo to get business going between the two countries' offshore wind companies. 'Both the Norwegian supply chain and developers are interested in the emerging Japanese market…

Hexicon and IX Wind Team up for 1.3GW Floating Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan

Feb 15, 2023

Floating wind technology firm Hexicon has partnered up with IX Wind to provide services for the development and construction of a 1,300+ MW floating offshore wind project in Taiwan. The partnership will offer project management, consultancy and engineering services to the project…

Offshore Wind: Floating Wind is the Future

Jan 31, 2023

$3 billion forecast to be invested in new anchor handlers to meet floating wind demand.Floating wind is an emerging technology. Currently being tested in small scale demonstration and pilot projects, global floating wind commissioned capacity at the end of 2022 was less than 200 MW…

Taiwan: Taiya Renewable Energy to Join Floating Wind Demonstration and 3-2 Zonal Development in 2023

Jan 19, 2023

Taiya Renewable Energy (TRE), an offshore wind power developer in Taiwan, said Thursday it would bid for the second phase of wind power zonal development and floating demonstration project in 2023.Taiya has invited local and foreign investors…

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