Floating Wind News

Fred. Olsen 1848: Bonheur's New Firm Developing Mobile Ports, Floating Wind, Solar Solutions

Nov 23, 2021

Bonheur, a Norwegian holding company for the Olsen family, has established Fred. Olsen 1848, described as a company dedicated to developing technologies and solutions for the renewable energy industry.'In Fred. Olsen 1848 we are determined to act now…

ScotWind Bidders Investigating Effects of Floating Wind on Marine Environment

Nov 19, 2021

The Ørsted, Falck Renewables, BlueFloat Energy consortium currently bidding for offshore wind leases for floating wind projects offshore Scotland, has partnered up with the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) to investigate the potential…

Shell Joins Another Irish Floating Wind Project

Nov 18, 2021

Oil major Shell will acquire a 51% share of Simply Blue Group's Western Star venture, which seeks to develop a floating wind farm off the Clare coast in Ireland. The deal follows a similar arrangement earlier this year to jointly develop the…

Ocean Winds, Principle Power in French Floating Wind Team-up

Nov 16, 2021

Ocean Winds, a partnership between ENGIE and EDP Renewables, and Principle Power, a designer of floating wind turbine foundations, will cooperate to design the floating platforms for France’s first commercial-scale floating wind tender.In September this year…

Worley, Hexicon in Floating Wind Project Off Norway

Nov 15, 2021

Swedish developer of twin offshore wind turbine technology Hexicon has partnered with Australia-based engineering giant Worley for FEED, Engineering Procurement Fabrication (EPF), and installation management of Hrxicon's technology demonstrator project TwinWay…

Crown Estate Eyes 4GW of Floating Wind Power in Celtic Sea

Nov 12, 2021

The Crown Estate for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland has this week confirmed plans to unlock up to 4GW of floating wind power capacity in the Celtic Sea 'and help establish a new industrial sector for the UK.'It said Thursday that the leasing…

DNV Seeking Partners for Floating Wind Substations Project

Nov 11, 2021

Energy industry expert and assurance firm DNV is looking for partners to launch a new Joint Industry Project (JIP) for floating offshore substations.Floating substations are viewed as a key enabler for the next phase of the emerging floating wind industry…

Wind Semi - Equinor Unveils GW-size Floating Wind Concept

Nov 01, 2021

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has revealed its preferred floating wind foundation design for full-scale gigawatt (GW) commercial floating offshore wind in Scotland, if successful in ScotWind leasing round in Scotland.Equinor said that the 'Wind Semi' a semi-submersible wind turbine foundation…

UK to Launch $220M Floating Wind Fund

Nov 01, 2021

Britain will launch a 160 million pound ($220 million) fund to help developers of floating offshore wind technology as part of efforts to ramp up renewable power and meet climate targets, the government said on Friday.The announcement comes…

Norway: OKEA Eyes Floating Wind Power for Draugen Platform

Oct 29, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA, the operator of the giant Draugen platform off Norway, is working on a project that will see the offshore oil production facility powered by floating wind turbines.The news was shared by the recently formed…

China's MingYang to Deliver 11MW Wind Turbine for European Floating Wind Project

Oct 29, 2021

Chinese offshore wind turbine maker MingYang has secured an order to supply its 11MW offshore wind turbine for a floating wind project in Europe.The company said Friday the order was related to an offshore floating wind power pilot project in…

World's Largest: Kincardine Floating Wind Farm Fully Operational

Oct 19, 2021

Kincardine floating offshore wind farm, located 15 km off the coast of Aberdeenshire, is now fully operational, Principle Power, a company that designed the 50MW wind farm's semi-submersible foundations, said Tuesday.The project, the world's largest of the type…

TotalEnergies, Simply Blue Launch U.S. Floating Wind JV

Oct 13, 2021

French energy industry major TotalEnergies and floating wind developer Simply Blue Group, a pioneer in floating offshore wind, have launched a joint venture, TotalEnergies SBE US, 'to unlock the vast potential for floating offshore wind projects in the United States…

X1 Wind Installs Rotor on its 'Downwind' Floating Wind System

Oct 13, 2021

Spanish floating wind technology company X1 Wind has completed the rotor assembly for its 'downwind' floating wind system.'Fitted with a specially adapted V29 Vestas turbine, the unique ‘downwind’ system is able to ‘weathervane’ and orientate passively with the wind to maximize energy yields…

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