Floating Wind News


X1 Wind Installs Rotor on its 'Downwind' Floating Wind System

Oct 13, 2021

Spanish floating wind technology company X1 Wind has completed the rotor assembly for its 'downwind' floating wind system.'Fitted with a specially adapted V29 Vestas turbine, the unique ‘downwind’ system is able to ‘weathervane’ and orientate passively with the wind to maximize energy yields,' X1 Wind said of its tripod-like floating wind system.X1 Wind's X30 prototype is now fully assembled in Las Palmas…

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…

Celtic Sea Cluster Established to Drive Floating Wind Development

Sep 29, 2021

Welsh Government and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership have formally launched the Celtic Sea Cluster, to help drive market creation for floating wind, accelerate supply chain readiness and develop a strategy for upgrading regional infrastructure…

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…

World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Goes Online

Sep 22, 2021

The construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm Kincardine, in the UK, is now complete, marking the start of the long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed in 2018 between Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (KOWL’s) joint venture and Statkraft…

BW Ideol to Build Floating Wind Foundations in Scotland's Ardersier Port

Sep 21, 2021

Floating wind technology developer BW Ideol has gained access to the Ardersier Port in Scotland for the construction of its concrete floaters for floating wind turbines.Under the agreement signed between BW Ideol and Ardesier Port authorities…

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…

EDF, Maple Power Partner Up with BW Ideol for Floating Wind Work in France

Sep 16, 2021

Oslo-listed floating wind tech developer BW Ideol has partnered up with EDF Renewables, and Maple Power, to cooperate on the design of the technical solution for the floating foundations in the context of France’s first commercial-scale floating wind tender…

VIDEO: Installation of Innovative Floating Wind Turbine Foundation - TetraSpar

Sep 15, 2021

Offshore vessel operator and installation services firm Bourbon Subsea Services has recently completed the installation of the 3.6 MW TetraSpar floating wind turbine prototype at a test site in Norway.The TetraSpar Demo project is developed by Stiesdal Offshore Technology…

Prysmian, Asso.subsea to Deliver Export Cable for French Floating Wind Farm

Sep 07, 2021

Italy-based subsea cable maker Prysmian Group together with subsea installation firm Asso.subsea, has signed a contract with RTE, Réseau de Transport d'Électricité, for the development of an export subsea power cable system for the Gruissan floating offshore wind farm located in Southern France…

Aker Offshore Wind, Hexicon Name Directors for Swedish Floating Wind JV

Sep 06, 2021

Former Swedish Finance Minister Pär Nuder and former Vattenfall executive Mikael Kramer - both Swedish - have joined the Board of Directors a new joint venture between Norway's Aker Offshore Wind and Swedish firm Hexicon which will develop floating wind offshore Sweden…

Cost Reduction, Optimization: DNV Updates Floating Wind Turbine Standard

Aug 25, 2021

DNV has said it has updated its DNV-ST-0119 standard for floating wind turbine structures, to include 'numerous technical improvements' that allow the industry to further optimize floating wind turbine structures while maintaining a sufficient level of safety…

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…

X1 Wind Expands Leadership Team

Aug 03, 2021

Floating offshore wind company X1 Wind announced a series of new appointments aiming to help accelerate full-scale commercial operations. New additions to the team include Strategy and Business Development Director João Neves, Mechanical Engineer Javier G…

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