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Apollo and DOF Deliver Extensive Study on Floating Wind Installation Ops

May 21, 2024

Apollo and DOF, in collaboration with the ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FoWCoE), have delivered the study on GW-scale floating offshore wind installation methods.Installing a single, state-of-the-art floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) represents a milestone in offshore marine operations. However, GW-scale floating wind farms will require approximately sixty FOWTs, which presents a monumental challenge of scale…

Nearly $1 Billion Dedicated to US Floating Wind Development

May 17, 2024

The U.S. departments of Energy (DOE), Interior, Commerce, and Transportation has released a report summarizing their progress toward the goals of the Floating Offshore Wind Shot™, an interagency initiative to drive U.S. leadership in design…

BW Ideol Presents Standard Floating Wind Foundation for Mass Production

Apr 25, 2024

BW Ideol has unveiled its standardized foundation for floating offshore wind, ready for mass production to accommodate the needs of the growing sector.With over 22 GW already awarded in Scotland, around 8 GW in the USA, and several GW currently…

Japan and US Team Up to Cut Floating Wind Costs

Apr 12, 2024

Japan has agreed to partner with the United States to help reduce the cost of floating offshore wind projects, the White House said in a statement released during Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's visit to Washington to meet with President Joe Biden…

Mooreast to Anchor Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Southern France

Apr 02, 2024

Singapore-based mooring and anchoring specialist Mooreast Holdings has secured an order to supply its proprietary anchors for Eolmed pre-commercial floating offshore wind farm.Mooreast has partnered with French installation contractor Bourbon…

World’s First Floating Wind Innovation Centre Opens

Mar 19, 2024

The world’s first dedicated innovation centre for floating offshore wind has opened in Scotland.Located in the heart of Aberdeen’s Energy Transition Zone, ORE Catapult’s £9 million National Floating Wind Innovation Centre (FLOWIC), delivered in collaboration with ETZ Limited…

RWE Joins Forces with Spanish Port to Create Floating Wind Hub

Mar 19, 2024

Germany's top utility RWE has signed a Letter of Support with the Port Authority of A Coruña to facilitate the scaling-up of the port capacity in support of the Spanish government’s floating wind targets.Working together under a Letter of Support…

Odfjell Oceanwind Launches Foundations Production Unit for Floating Wind

Feb 29, 2024

Odfjell Oceanwind and Prodtex have established a joint venture for the manufacturing of foundations for floating wind turbines in an effort to address what is expected to become one of the biggest bottlenecks in scaling the floating offshore wind industry…

Aker Solutions and Principle Power Win 1GW Floating Wind FEED Contract

Feb 15, 2024

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partner (CIP) has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to Aker Solutions and Principle Power for floating offshore wind projects in South Korea.Haewoori floating offshore wind 2 and 3 projects…

Nova Innovation's Floating Solar Technology Powers Forth Ports' HQ

Nov 09, 2023

Marine energy firm Nova Innovation has installed a marine floating solar demonstrator to power Forth Ports’ headquarters in the Port of Leith, Scotland.'Nova’s expertise in managing subsea power stations has paved the way for the development of robust floating solar technology…

DNV Concludes First Phase of Floating Offshore Wind Substation Standard JIP

Nov 07, 2023

Energy expert and assurance provider DNV said Tuesday it had concluded Phase 1 of its joint industry project (JIP) aimed at establishing offshore substation standards for the growing floating wind sector. 'The collaborative industry effort has…

Floating Wind: What Opportunities Exist for Installation Companies and Vessel Owners?

Sep 06, 2023

Global floating wind capacity will have grown from less than 200 MW at the end of 2022 to around 61 GW of grid connected capacity by 2035. This activity will require over $250 billion in capital expenditure. Over 75% of the forecast activity is expected to come from four countries…

ABS Issues Safety, Technical Guideline for Floating Offshore Wind Substations

Jul 03, 2023

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published requirements addressing safety and technical standards for floating offshore wind substations in what has been described as an industry first. Together with input from offshore wind project developers…

Floating Solar Market Set to Surpass 6 GW by 2031, Says Wood Mackenzie

May 25, 2023

The global floating solar market is expected to pass the six-gigawatt (GW) threshold by 2031, as PV developers struggle to meet growing solar demand and look to alternate development technologies, energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie said in a report Wednesday…

Provence Grand Large Floating Wind Farm Foundations Floated Out

May 23, 2023

SBM Offshore-designed foundations of the Provence Grand Large floating wind farm were floated out this week at the fabrication yard in Fos-sur-Mer, France.Eiffage Metal, the Fos-sur-Mer fabrication yard owner, said Monday:”The three [floating…

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