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Innovation Pushes Floating Wind Farm Mkt

Mar 12, 2020

RWE Renewables (RWE) recently partnered with Spanish engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies (Saitec) to develop a floating platform for offshore wind turbines.In a joint pilot project called “DemoSATH”, the RWE and Saitec will start testing a floating platform for wind turbines off the Basque Coast in 2021.This deal places the companies in a strong positipn, as the potential for floating wind power is around 7…

X1 Wind Unveils PivotBuoy Design

Mar 16, 2020

Barcelona-based offshore wind industry startup X1 Wind has announced that its design of the PivotBuoy floating offshore wind system has been completed and is now ready for manufacturing at DEGIMA facilities in Santander.The PivotBuoy Project aims to validate the benefits of the “PivotBuoy” system…

ESA Nod for Norway's Floating Wind Farm

Mar 11, 2020

The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has approved Norway’s state aid to the 88MW Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project in the Norwegian North Sea.'Norway's initiative to reduce CO2 emissions by building a floating offshore wind farm consisting of 11 wind turbines…

Greek Forges Floating Alliance

Mar 01, 2020

The provider of ship drydocking, repair and refit services in Greece Chalkis Shipyards S.A. has formed a collaboration with National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR).The “WIndfloat.gr – Innovative…

WFO Launches Floating Offshore Wind Committee

Feb 25, 2020

Global industry advocacy group World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has created a new working group - the Floating Offshore Wind Committee (FOWC) - to promote the acceleration of commercial-scale floating offshore wind.FOWC will tackle areas from…

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…

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