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MMU Studies Floating Wind Stabilization

Aug 08, 2019

Academics from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) have won a grant to develop computer models to test the best methods to stabilize and control the motions of the turbine and its semi-submerged support structure.Wave simulation specialists hope to make offshore wind turbines in deep water more financially feasible by researching the best way to stabilize the floating pontoons they would have to sit on…

Transborders Joins Forces with Osaka Gas

Sep 17, 2019

Perth-based Transborders Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaboration with Japan's Osaka Gas.The  MOU will facilitate information and knowledge sharing for both companies to evaluate projects that could commercialize…

Scotland Funds World's Most Powerful Tidal Turbine

Sep 03, 2019

The Scottish Government announced that it has awarded engineering company Orbital Marine Power GBP3.4mln (USD 4.1million) in funding for its floating tidal turbine, which is the world’s most powerful.The Scottish engineering company is the first…

Eni Begins Hull Work at Coral South FLNG

Jul 23, 2019

Italian energy major Eni has started installation works on the hull of the Coral Sul floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) treatment and liquefaction unit that will be moored offshore in Mozambique.According to a press note from ENI, the unit is part of the Coral South project…

Work Begins at Windfloat Atlantic

Jul 18, 2019

Installation of the first turbine has started at the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm off Portugal.The Windfloat Atlantic floating wind wind power project  belongs to the Windplus consortium, which is jointly owned by EDP Renováveis (54…

Azerbaijan Takes Delivery of Satti

Jun 24, 2019

The Satti floating drilling unit owned by Kazmortransflot National Maritime Shipping Company of Kazakhstan has been delivered to Azerbaijan.Baku hosted an official ceremony of receiving the Kazakhstani self-elevating floating drilling rig, said a press release…

Modec Signs LOI for FPSO with Petrobras

Jun 21, 2019

MODEC Inc. received a letter of intent (LOI) from Petróleo Brasileiro for the supply, charter, and operations of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Búzios field.The firm time charter period of the contract is 21 years…

Japanese, Australian Firms Join for FLNG Project

Jun 17, 2019

Australia's Transborders Energy  announce it has entered into a Joint Study Agreement with Japanese utility  Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. and its affiliate Kyushu Electric Australia Pty Ltd (Kyushu).  The Joint Study Parties will work together…

Dubai Intros Floating Solar Power Plants

Jun 11, 2019

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to appoint consultants to study, develop and construct floating solar photovoltaic plants in the Arabian Gulf.'This is a new and innovative initiative by…

Equinor Eyes Floating OWF in Canary Islands

Jun 05, 2019

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has received the green light to build a 200-MW floating offshore wind farm (OWF) off the coast of the Canary Islands.According to local media report, the energy major planning to invest around €860M to the OWF off Spain's Gran Canaria island…

16 GW Floating Offshore Wind by 2030

May 31, 2019

More than 16 GW of floating offshore wind to be installed globally by 2030, said a new report. There are more than 1.4 GW of offshore wind auctions Planned in 2019 following a strong showing of 3.3 GW in 2018.Quest Floating Wind Energy‘s latest…

SeaTwirl Wins Chinese Patent

May 13, 2019

Swedish company SeaTwirl has had a patent approved in China for a divisible wind turbine.The patent protects an important innovation in the market that accounts for the most expansion of wind power in the world, said the company which designs…

TÜV SÜD Certifies ELISA Floating Foundation

Apr 25, 2019

TUV SUD, the provider of inspection and product certification services, has allocated a certificate to Esteyco for the floating foundation used for the 5MW Elisa self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine in Spain.Offshore wind-turbine…

FPS Market in Americas to Grow 7%

Feb 22, 2019

The floating production systems (FPS) market in Americas will register a CAGR of almost 7% by 2023, said a study.The need to meet the increase in demand for energy for both export and domestic consumption in the region is driving the growth of offshore oil and gas activities…

Transocean Automates Six Floaters

Feb 19, 2019

The international offshore drilling contractor Transocean has entered into an agreement with Equinor to license and install Automated Drilling Control (ADC) systems on four high-specification, harsh environment rigs currently on contract in…

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