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SGRE Lands World’s Largest Floating OWF

Nov 01, 2019

Spanish-based engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that the world’s largest floating wind power plant will be installed in Norway, equipped with 11 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines.Scheduled to be commissioned in late 2022, Hywind Tampen will be the first ever floating wind power plant to power offshore oil and gas platforms.“We are pleased to have received the firm order from Equinor to be the supplier of this ground-breaking project…

ICE Wins AIP for FPSO Hull Design

Feb 05, 2020

European naval architecture and marine engineering consultant International Contract Engineering (ICE) group was awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for its latest generic floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) hull design…

Hexacon Intros Floating Wind Farm Software

Feb 05, 2020

Swedish global technology group Hexagon AB has developed software that estimates the yield output of wind farms that utilize multi-turbine floating platforms.According to the developer, the toolkit provides a quantified comparison between any…

Oil Majors Boost Demand for Floaters

Feb 02, 2020

Demand from the world’s top oil companies for floating drilling units has climbed steadily in the past two years and is set to rise further through 2020 and 2021.According to Rystad Energy, the energy research and business intelligence company…

Floatgen Output Doubles in H2 2019

Jan 14, 2020

The 2 MW Floatgen floating wind turbine, the first wind turbine installed offshore France, more than doubled its power production in the second half of 2019 compared to the first semester, reaching an annual total of 6GWh.According to the developer Ideol…

Eni Extends Abo FPSO Contract

Jan 01, 2020

BW Offshore, a provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, has signed an extension agreement for Abo FPSO with Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd, a subsidiary of ENI S.p.A.The contract is extended until end Q4 2020, with options until Q4 2021…

GoM: Total Begins Two Deepwater Projects

Dec 12, 2019

Total S.A announced the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Anchor oil field located in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GoM), off the coast of Louisiana.Additionally, front-end engineering and design (FEED) has begun for the North Platte discovery in the deepwater GoM…

Masirah Contracts Wings Offshore for FSO

Nov 27, 2019

Masirah Oil, an exploration and production company operating Block 50 offshore Oman, has awarded a contract to Wings Offshore for a floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel, which will be used on a field located offshore Oman.Masirah said…

Global FPSO to Grow at Over 19.9%

Nov 26, 2019

The floating production systems market worldwide is projected to grow by US$85.1 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 19.5%.Floating production storage offloading (FPSO), one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 19…

World’s Biggest Floating Wind Turbine Readies

Nov 05, 2019

The largest floating wind turbine in the world, an 8.4-megawatt (MW) ABS-classed offshore wind turbine, is about to be installed.ABS has classed the semi-submersible floating wind turbine is the first of three classed by ABS and designed by…

Ideol, Elicio Bid for ScotWind Floater

Nov 01, 2019

Floating offshore wind technology company Ideol and offshore wind farm developer and operator Elicio have joined forces to co-develop floating wind projects in Scottish waters and are preparing to bid for a site to develop at the upcoming ScotWind leasing round…

Boskalis Consortium to Develop French Port

Oct 31, 2019

A consortium led by Boskalis Nederland and Bouygues Travaux Publics has won a contract from the Occitanie/Pyrenees-Mediterranee region of France for the expansion of Port-La-Nouvelle in the south west of the country that will lead to offshore wind development…

First WindFloat Atlantic Unit Sets Sail

Oct 22, 2019

The first of the three floating platforms for the 25-MW WindFloat Atlantic project has sailed from Spain carrying a fully installed turbine to a location 20 kilometers (12.43 miles) off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal.Once at the final location…

Naval Energies, SIDS DOCK to Support OTEC

Oct 17, 2019

A UN-recognized initiative Small Island Developing States (SIDS DOCK) and Naval Energies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the development of marine renewable energy.Under the agreement SIDS and Naval Energies will collaborate…

Ideol, Taisei Sign Floating Wind Deal in Japan

Oct 10, 2019

French floating foundations specialist Ideol and Taisei Corp have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint development and promotion of concrete foundations for floating offshore wind in Japan using Ideol’s Damping Pool technology…

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