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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…

CIP Picks Stiesdal Floater for 100MW Scottish Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 12, 2022

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has selected Stiesdal Offshore’s TetraSub floating foundation structure for the 100MW Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm project, to be located off the coast of Dounreay, Caithness, Scotland.The technology…

Dutch FPSO Specialist to Test Its Floating Wind System in Norway

Oct 07, 2022

The Norwegian Marin Energi Testsenter (METCentre) and the Netherlands-based floating production specialist Bluewater have signed an agreement for a berth option to deploy an innovative floating wind system, offshore Norway.The system is planned to be installed in the North Sea offshore Karmøy…

US Sets Target for Floating Offshore Wind Farms Expansion

Sep 15, 2022

The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled a plan to accelerate development of next-generation floating offshore wind farms by slashing the cost of the technology by 70% and setting a goal for it to power 5 million U.S. homes by 2035.The…

UK's First Wind Powered Platform Agreement

Aug 03, 2022

Cerulean Winds and Ping Petroleum UK have agreed to create one of the UK’s first offshore oil and gas facilities powered mainly by offshore wind. Under the agreement signed in a meeting hosted by Secretary of State, Kwasi Kwarteng, the production facility at Ping Petroleum’s Avalon site…

Technip Energies, X1 Wind, Partners to Deliver Important Floating Wind Project

Jul 18, 2022

The European Commission has chosen Technip Energies, X1 Wind, and a consortium of ten international entities, to deliver the NextFloat project, a program aimed at accelerating industrial-scale floating wind.NextFloat project's main objectives are to demonstrate a competitive…

UK: The Crown Estate Identifies 5 Areas of Search to for Future Celtic Sea Floating Wind Farms

Jul 05, 2022

The Crown Estate for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland said Monday said Tuesday it had identified, and released a map of five broad ‘Areas of Search’ for the development of 4GW of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea by 2035.'These areas…

RWE, Bourbon to Jointly Bid for French Floating Wind Projects

Jun 27, 2022

Renewable energy company RWE Renewables France and offshore vessel services provider Bourbon Subsea Services have agreed to jointly bid for the Mediterranean floating offshore wind auction.The two companies have applied to be selected as eligible bidder for the A06 tender…

Oil Firms Looking to Build 1GW Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Norway

Jun 24, 2022

Five oil and gas companies in Norway, partners in the Troll and Oseberg fields in the North Sea, are looking to build a 1GW floating wind farm in the Troll area, with the plan to use the wind farm to power oil and gas installations. The final investment decision could be made in 2023…

Floating Offshore Wind: Equinor, Technip Energies to Collaborate on Floating Wind Substructures

Jun 16, 2022

A collaboration between Equinor and Technip Energies on Floating Wind Substructures was announced during the Seanergy conference in Normandie, France.The collaboration is intent on building on the two companies’ joint ambition of driving the industrialization of floating offshore wind…

World's Largest Floating Wind Farm: Norwegian Prime Minister Visits Turbine Assembly Site

Jun 07, 2022

Norwegian prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre on Tuesday visited Wergeland Base in Gulen in Vestland County, Norway, to see the construction of floating wind turbines for the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm - the world's largest of the type.'Four…

VIDEO: First Hywind Tampen Floating Wind Turbine Reaches Offshore Site

Jun 06, 2022

Norwegian energy giant Equinor said Monday that the first of 11 floating wind turbines that will make up its Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in the Norwegian North Sea, had reached the offshore location.As Offshore Engineer reported last week…

Floating Offshore Wind Could Create 52,000 Jobs in Norway in 2050, Report Says

May 30, 2022

Floating offshore wind can be one of Norway's most important job creators in 2050, a new report from Menon Economics has shown.According to the report's findings, as shared by Norwegian Offshore Wind, the industry around floating offshore wind could create over 52…

UK Picks Offshore Wind Champion. Opens $200M Floating Wind Fund for Expressions of Interest

May 20, 2022

The UK government on Friday appointed Tim Pick as the UK's first Offshore Wind Champion, as a £160 million (around $199,6 million) floating offshore wind fund opens for expressions of interest.'Ambitious plans to expand offshore wind around…

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