Floating Offshore Wind News


Peterhead Port Secures Offshore Wind Contract

Aug 10, 2017

Game-changing turbine foundations and one of the world’s largest floating cranes to be marshaled at harbor for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Center Peterhead Port Authority is set to support the start of offshore construction…

First Floating Mega Island Tested

Jul 14, 2017

Floating ports and cities possible solutions to sea level rise and overcrowded cities  MARIN (Maritime Research Institute) tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island. The island comprises 87 large floating triangles that are flexibility connected to one another…

Tradepoint Atlantic: Logistics for Offshore Wind Projects

May 12, 2017

Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100-acre multimodal global logistics center in Baltimore that features a combination of access to deepwater berths, railroads, highways and storage space, has issued a statement in connection with the Maryland PSC’s…

Boskalis Awarded Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Contract

Jul 22, 2016

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded the Offshore Balance of Plant contract by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. Following the…

India’s Potential in Offshore Wind Power

Jun 29, 2016

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India.  This study is a significant step forward…

MacGregor Winches for Wave Energy Capture

Jun 02, 2016

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply highly-specialised winches for a pilot project using an innovative system that generates electricity from waves. The system is called NEMOS and it is ideally suited to work in combination with offshore wind farms…

BV's AIP for WindFloat's FOWT Foundation

Apr 18, 2016

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle for the WindFloat Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation. WindFloat is designed by Principle Power and consists of a ballasted floating platform…

Oil, Wind Join Forces in DNV GL-led WIN WIN JIP

Oct 22, 2015

The concept of using wind power for offshore oil and gas applications is one step closer to realisation. WIN WIN, a DNV GL-led joint industry project (JIP), is running with the following seven participants: ExxonMobil, ENI Norge, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd…

Fugro to Investigate Wind Farm Sites

Jun 04, 2015

Fugro and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, have signed two contracts to investigate the Borssele wind area, off the Zeeland coast. The workscope includes measuring meteorological and oceanographic…

Protea to Launch Heavy-Lift Cranes at Nor-Shipping

May 22, 2015

Protea, a global manufacturer of offshore handling equipment, will launch two types of heavy lift cranes at Nor-Shipping 2015 in Oslo, June 2-5.Tomasz Paszkiewicz, Protea’s CEO, said, “The target of any marine crane design is to provide high lifting performance whilst minimizing overall weight…

Lack of Ship Definition is a Threat to Investors

Mar 27, 2015

AKD says the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly in the offshore and renewable energy sectors.AKD partner Haco van der Houven van Oordt says…

Fukushima Offshore Floating Wind Farm Update

Oct 31, 2014

A consortium has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012.  Preparatory works for the installation of the 7MW oil pressure drive-type…

DNV GL Pledges to Help Reduce Offshore Wind Costs by 25%

Sep 25, 2014

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts today share the findings of its latest report “Offshore wind: a manifesto for cost reduction” at WindEnergy Hamburg 2014.Industry action on reducing offshore wind costs…

Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project Progresses

Jun 11, 2014

A consortium made up of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi…

UK Leasing Program to Stimulate Offshore Wind Investment

Jun 16, 2013

The Crown Commissioners announce a site leasing program to encourage investment in a range of offshore wind test & demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology.The Crown Commissioner's plans were…

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