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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, the turbine, towed by Skandi Iceman AHTS vessel had sailed away last Thursday from the Wergeland's base where it was assembled.The 88MW Hywind Tampen will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm once completed later this year…

Bouygues Travaux Publics Acquires OO-STAR Floating Wind Foundation Tech

Sep 13, 2022

Bouygues Travaux Publics said Tuesday it had acquired the OO-STAR floating wind foundation technology, owned by Floating Wind Solutions.'This technology can be adapted to a wide range of marine environments, reducing the carbon footprint of…

New JIP to Find Floating Wind Storage for Celtic Sea

Sep 09, 2022

A new industry partnership is set to support the UK’s floating wind industry by identifying offshore storage areas for wind turbines awaiting installation in the Celtic Sea. The TS-Flow JIP, led by Offshore Solutions Group and delivered in partnership with HR Wallingford…

Stiesdal, Maersk Offer Floating Wind Services

Sep 08, 2022

Denmark's Maersk Supply Service and renewable energy pioneer Stiesdal Offshore have entered into a strategic partnership to offer combined solutions to this fast-growing sector within floating offshore wind.The companies say they intend to combine…

Equinor's Hywind Tampen to Become World's Largest Floating Wind Farm in 2022, Despite Issues with 4 Turbines

Jul 13, 2022

Equinor's Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway will become operational this year, becoming the world's largest floating wind farm, however, it will not be as big as planned, at least not in 2022, due to steel quality issues found in four of 11 turbines…

Hexicon's TwinHub Wins First First-ever Dedicated CfD for Floating Wind in UK

Jul 07, 2022

Hexicon AB’s TwinHub floating wind project in the Celtic Sea was successful in the latest UK Government's Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round (AR4). Hexicon has been awarded a CfD for its 32MW floating wind project at a strike price of £87…

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…

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…

Simply Blue Group Plans to Build Two Gigawatt-scale Floating Wind Farms in Sweden

May 19, 2022

Ireland-based floating wind developer Simply Blue Group on Thursday unveiled plans for two floating wind projects of a combined 4,75GW capacity offshore Sweden.The 2 GW Skidbladner floating wind project is located 100 km southeast of Stockholm and the 2…

Green Light for 30MW Floating Wind Farm Pilot in French Mediterranean

May 05, 2022

The EolMed consortium comprising Qair, TotalEnergies, and BW Ideol, has reached a final investment decision for its 30MW offshore floating wind development in France, BW Ideol said in a brief statement on Thursday.BW Ideol, a company making foundations for floating wind turbines…

Austrian Consultancy VCE to Support Gazelle's Floating Wind Pilot in Canary Islands

Apr 27, 2022

Irish floating wind platform developer Gazelle Wind Power (Gazelle) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Austrian consulting firm Vienna Consulting Engineers ZT GmbH (VCE) to support its 2MW floating wind pilot project in the Canary Islands…

Japan: Construction of 16.8MW Goto Floating Wind Farm to Start in September

Apr 27, 2022

Construction of the 16.8 megawatt Goto floating wind farm in Japan is expected to start in September 2022, with the commercial operations scheduler to begin in January 2024.A a sole bidder, the Japanese Goto Floating Wind Farm consortium, in June 2021…

Wison Offshore & Marine's Floating WInd Foundation Gets DNV Approval

Apr 26, 2022

DNV has presented Wison Offshore & Marine (WOM) with a Verification Letter for its 'w.semi' floating wind foundation. The Verification Letter demonstrates the technical feasibility and commercial readiness of the technology.Wison Offshore & Marine's 'w…

Swedish Floating Wind Tech Firm Sets Up Greek JV

Apr 11, 2022

Hexicon, a Swedish twin floating wind turbine technology company, has set up a joint venture in Greece with the local company EAMAA.'This is a first step to start the development of floating offshore wind projects off the coast of Greece. A…

Lamprell to Build NOV Floating Wind Platforms for Cerulean

Apr 11, 2022

Lamprell, a UAE-based company specializing in the construction of offshore energy facilities, has signed an agreement with NOV, to support its delivery of three 1 gigawatt (GW) offshore floating wind farms for Cerulean Winds, the UK-based floating…

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