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TotalEnergies, Simply Blue Launch U.S. Floating Wind JV

Oct 13, 2021

French energy industry major TotalEnergies and floating wind developer Simply Blue Group, a pioneer in floating offshore wind, have launched a joint venture, TotalEnergies SBE US, 'to unlock the vast potential for floating offshore wind projects in the United States…

BlueFloat, Falck Eye Floating Wind Projects in Celtic Sea

Oct 08, 2021

BlueFloat Energy and Falck Renewables said Thursday they were looking into the possibility of developing floating offshore wind farms off the coasts of Cornwall and Wales in the Celtic Sea.The two firms are already partners in potential floating…

Three Firms Partner Up to Develop Floating Substation Technology for Offshore Wind

Sep 29, 2021

Construction engineering company Linxon and its parent companies Hitachi ABB Power Grids and SNC-Lavalin/Atkins have partnered up to bring together the technology and project execution expertise needed to make floating substations for offshore wind a reality…

UK Gov't Joins Floating Wind Development Center

Sep 28, 2021

The UK government has joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWC0E) as a strategic partner, through its Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).The center's…

RWE Qualifies as Bidder for 270MW French Floating Wind Tender

Sep 17, 2021

RWE Renewables has pre-qualified as a bidder for the upcoming French tender for a commercial floating offshore wind project off the coast of South Brittany with a capacity of up to 270 megawatts (MW).  RWE said Thursday it was looking forward…

Vattenfall, Partners Prequalify for French Floating Wind Tender

Sep 16, 2021

Swedish power company Vattenfall has said it has, with partners wpd and BlueFloat Energy, prequalified for the upcoming 250MW floating offshore wind tender off the coast of South Brittany in France, the first commercial floating tender in France…

Simply Blue Group Forms Team to Build Floating Wind Business in U.S.

Aug 17, 2021

Simply Blue Group, an Irish-based floating offshore wind pioneer with over 3.2 gigawatts (GW) in development in Ireland and the UK, on Tuesday unveiled its key leadership team for new operations in the U.S., targeting floating wind development opportunities there…

Floating Wind: TotalEnergies, GIG Get EBL in South Korea

Aug 16, 2021

TotalEnergies nad Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and have recently secured an electricity business license (EBL) for their floating offshore wind project located off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea.This is the first floating offshore…

Océole: New Floating Wind Player Formed in France

Jul 20, 2021

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has teamed up with RES and Green Giraffe to form Océole, a company dedicated to developing floating offshore wind in France. Océole will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French government…

Equinor Tables Bid for Floating Wind Lease in Scotland

Jul 19, 2021

Norwegian energy firm Equinor on Monday confirmed it had filed a bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland. The deadline for applications ended Friday…

BW Ideol, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Working on Floating Substations for Offshore Wind

Jun 23, 2021

Floating wind technology developer BW Ideol has teamed up with Hitachi ABB Power Grids on developing scalable floating substations for offshore wind.In what has been described as an industry-first collaboration, the duo will work on developing…

Ørsted Joins Norwegian Offshore Wind Venture to Compete in Upcoming Bid Round

Jun 09, 2021

Ørsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer, has joined a consortium with Fred. Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco with the aim to compete in Norway's upcoming application round for offshore wind areas.'The Norwegian part of the North…

GE Researchers Unveil 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept

May 24, 2021

GE researchers are working on a project to design and develop advanced controls to support a 12-megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind turbine, in an effort to enable larger, more powerful turbines to be installed deeper waters unlocked by floating wind technologies…

Chevron, Moreld Invest in Floating Wind Tech Firm Ocergy

Apr 14, 2021

Oil major Chevron has, via its Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), entered the offshore wind arena through investment in Ocergy, a company developing floating offshore wind turbine foundation technology and environmental monitoring buoy.Ocergy…

UK: Equinor's Floating Wind Farm Sets New Record

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor said Tuesday its Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm in the UK has, for the third consecutive year, reached the highest average capacity factor for any wind farm in the UK.With an average capacity factor of 57…

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