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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…

Crowley Invests in Tugdock's Floating Dry Dock Platform to Boost U.S. Floating Offshore Wind

May 31, 2023

U.S.-based maritime logistics and offshore services firm Crowley on Wednesday announced a new investment in Tugdock. Tugdock has developed 'the world’s first road-transportable floating dry dock' known as the Tugdock Submersible Platform (TSP)…

INTOG: Salamander Signs Exclusivity Agreement for 100 MW Floating Offshore Wind Project

May 23, 2023

Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea7, has signed an exclusivity agreement as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round.The 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind project…

Floating Offshore Wind: Technip Energies' Semi-Submersible Concept Wins FLOWIN Prize

Apr 05, 2023

Technip Energies, with its three partners  Crowley, Anchor QEA, and Offshore Construction Associates, has been awarded the Floating Offshore Wind Readiness (FLOWIN) prize for Phase One by U.S. Department of Energy. The prize was awarded for Technip Energies’ in-house floater solution INO15…

Floating Offshore Wind Industry Poised for Full Commercialization by 2035 - Survey

Feb 22, 2023

The floating offshore wind industry is in its early stages of development but is poised for rapid growth, with full commercialization possible in a little over a decade, according to a recent DNV survey. However, the industry faces challenges…

Highland Council Grants Planning Permission for Pentland Floating Wind Farm's Onshore Infrastructure

Jan 26, 2023

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners-led Pentland floating offshore wind farm has been granted planning permission in principle from Scotland's Highland Council for its onshore infrastructure.To be located 7.5km off the coast of Dounreay in Caithness…

Eni's Plentitude, Simply Blue Group to Build Floating Offshore Wind Farms in Italy

Jan 17, 2023

Plenitude, a division of Eni, and Simply Blue Group, an Irish developer of offshore renewable energy, have signed a deal to work together on a pipeline of new floating offshore wind projects in Italy. 'Through this collaboration, the parties…

World's First Floating Wind Farm Marks Five Years of Operation

Dec 29, 2022

Hywind Scotland, the first floating offshore wind farm in the world, has been running for five years now. It was put into service in 2017.Located off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland, it is the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, and…

UK: ORE Catapult, NZTC Team Up to Help Power Oil & Gas Platforms with Floating Wind

Dec 01, 2022

The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre said Thursday they'd examine potential pathways for the delivery of innovative floating offshore wind technology integrated with existing energy infrastructure…

New JV Eyes Floating Wind Projects in Sweden, Finland

Nov 30, 2022

Offshore wind developers Eolus and Simply Blue Group have created a joint venture, SeaSapphire, under which they plan to develop floating offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. SeaSapphire is starting the early development of four commercial…

Shell, Hexicon JV Selects Vestas' 15MW Turbines for S. Korea Floating Wind Project

Nov 29, 2022

MunmuBaram, a joint venture between Shell and Swedish floating wind technology developer Hexicon, has named the wind turbine maker Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the 1.3 GW MunmuBaram floating offshore wind project in South Korea…

BV to Certify Floating Wind Farm in S. Korea

Nov 22, 2022

Bureau Veritas, a testing, inspection, and certification company, will work with the Korean Register (KR) to certify Bada Energy's Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind farm project in Ulsan, South Korea.Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind farm is a product of a partnership between Corio Generation…

DOE Seeks Input on Mooring & Anchoring Systems for Floating Wind

Oct 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input on research needs related to floating offshore wind energy mooring and anchoring systems. For this, DOE's Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) has issued a Request for Information (RFI).Apart from input on research priorities…

World's First Subsidy-free Commercial Floating Wind Farm Could Be Built in Portugal

Oct 17, 2022

BayWa r.e. said Monday it had submitted a permit application for what it said would be the world’s first subsidy-free commercial floating offshore wind project off the Portuguese Coast.'BayWa r.e. is now entering the decisive phase of the official…

Floating Wind Prize Grows, But Not Without Risks

Oct 12, 2022

Industry interest in floating offshore wind in the UK has seen rapid growth, but a race to the bottom in terms of cost, as well as port and manufacturing capacity, could mean targets are not met and challenge the long-term sustainability of the industry…

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