Floating Wind News


In a Historic First, ABS Classes Floating Wind Farm Off Portugal

Jul 14, 2021

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has classed the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm in Portugal, making it the world’s first classed offshore wind farm of the type.The floating wind…

Simon Møkster's Vessel to Provide W2W Services at Floating Wind Farm in Norway

Jul 13, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Simon Møkster Shipping has recently won a contract with Equinor for service operation vessel (SOV) services for the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm project in Norway.The 88 MW Hywind Tampen, which will be the world's largest floating wind farm once built…

Saipem Closes Purchase of Naval Energies' Floating Wind Business

Jul 13, 2021

Italian energy industry services provider Saipem is set to complete the acquisition of the French Naval Energies' floating wind business.The two companies first announced the agreement on June 4, and now all the necessary conditions for the completion of the deal have been fulfilled…

Ørsted, Falck, BlueFloat to Jointly Bid for Floating Wind Lease in Scotland

Jul 08, 2021

Offshore wind development firm Ørsted has teamed up with onshore wind community engagement firm Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round in Scotland-'The consortium is…

Island Offshore Vessel Hired for Floating Wind Gig

Jul 07, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Island Offshore, known for its offshore oil and gas services, has now won a contract in the floating wind space, which is still kind of related to oil and gas.Namely, Island Offshore said Tuesday that the Norwegian…

Shell, RWE Hire Akselos to Build Digital Model of TetraSpar Floating Wind Foundation

Jun 28, 2021

Shell and RWE have hired Akselos to model the TetraSpar floating wind foundation demonstrator, which will be installed offshore Norway later this year.Akselos said it would use Integra, 'the world’s most powerful structural simulation software…

X1 Wind Gets Funding for Floating Wind Project

Jun 22, 2021

Spain-based floating wind technology developer X1 Wind said Tuesday it had secured a €2.5 million ($2,97 million) grant to launch its first commercial floating wind project.The floating wind technology developer has been allocated the grant…

Fugro, Partners Design Mooring Line Fatigue Tracker for Floating Wind Turbines

Jun 14, 2021

Dutch offshore services company Fugro, in partnership with AS Mosley and the University of Strathclyde, has designed a real-time mooring line fatigue tracker for offshore floating wind turbines, minimizing the need for in-person inspections…

Erebus Floating Wind Farm: Geotechnical Investigations Start

Jun 08, 2021

Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Energy, has begun geotechnical investigations on the Angle Peninsula in Wales, to examine the onshore cable route for its planned Erebus floating wind farm.The work, which began in late May…

Bureau Veritas Launches Digital Simulation Tool for Floating Wind

Jun 07, 2021

Bureau Veritas (BV) has launched a new digital simulation tool – Opera – saying it will be a key asset for the certification of floating units, notably floating wind turbines.'As offshore wind farms are built further offshore, floating wind turbines are becoming increasingly more common…

Wood to Conduct Pre-FEED for Irish Floating Wind Project

May 27, 2021

Early-stage floating wind farm developer Simply Blue Energy has hired engineering firm Wood for pre-FEED work related to its proposed Western Star floating offshore wind farm, to be located off the west coast of Ireland.Simply Blue Energy plans…

Hexicon to Deploy Floating Wind Turbines Off Norway

May 14, 2021

Swedish developer of twin offshore wind turbine technology Hexicon has this week said it will develop a demonstrator project for floating wind power at Metcentre’s deepwater area off of Norway’s coast. 'The project, TwinWay, is a pilot to commercialize new offshore floating wind technology…

Subsea 7 Forms Floating Wind JV with Simply Blue Energy

Mar 29, 2021

Offshore installation contractor Subsea 7 has entered into a joint venture with Ireland-based marine developer Simply Blue Energy, to further develop its Salamander floating wind farm concept, off the northeast coast of Scotland.'Salamander…

UK's Crown Estate to Launch Floating Wind Leasing Round in Celtic Sea

Mar 24, 2021

Britain's Crown Estate said on Wednesday it would start work on producing a new leasing round for commercial-scale floating wind power projects in the Celtic Sea.Floating wind farms are an emerging technology with far higher costs than plants fixed to the seabed…

Seaplace's CROWN Spar Floating Wind Platform Concept Gets DNV Nod

Mar 24, 2021

Spanish ship design and offshore engineering company Seaplace has won a DNV Statement of Feasibility for its CROWN Spar offshore wind floating platform concept.DNV said that its Statement of Feasibility verifies new concepts and opens the door…

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