Floating Wind News


Bourbon to Install TetraSpar Floating Wind Turbine Offshore Norway

Mar 23, 2021

Offshore vessel operator Bourbon Subsea Services has won a contract with TetraSpar Demonstrator ApS, to manage the transportation and installation of the 3,6 MW Floating Wind Turbine prototype, off Norway.'This new turnkey stage includes project management…

France: Bureau Veritas Wins Floating Wind Farm Certification Contract

Mar 09, 2021

Testing, inspection, and classification company Bureau Veritas (BV) has been awarded a project certification contract for EolMed, a floating offshore wind farm pilot project in France developed by Qair and involving Total, Ideol, and Vestas Wind Systems A/S…

Blue Gem Wind Pressing Ahead with Valorous Floating Wind Farm

Feb 24, 2021

Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between French firm Total and Irish-based Simply Blue Energy, has filed an environmental scoping report for Valorous, a proposed 300 MW floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea, off Wales.Valorous is the second…

FPSO Firm BW Offshore Buys Into Floating Wind Tech Company Ideol

Feb 17, 2021

BW Offshore, a company mainly known as the operator of FPSO vessels in the oil and gas industry, is creating what it calls 'a floating offshore wind champion targeting large-scale projects,' following an agreement signed Wednesday to buy into the floating offshore wind tech developer Ideol…

Vertical Axis Floating Wind Turbine Developer Granted Japanese patent

Feb 16, 2021

SeaTwirl, a Swedish company developing vertical-axis floating wind turbines, has said that it has been granted a patent by the Japanese Patent Office for its divisible wind turbine. According to the company, the patent protects a solution where…

FPSO Firm BW Offshore Eyes Entry into Floating Offshore Wind

Feb 12, 2021

BW Offshore, a company known for its FPSO leasing business in the oil and gas sector, is looking to diversify by entering the floating offshore wind space and has started talks with floating wind firm Ideol over a potential investment.The move…

Shell Joins Floating Wind Project Offshore Ireland

Jan 29, 2021

Oil major Shell has this week signed an agreement to join a floating wind project in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland.The agreement, signed with Irish developer Simply Blue Energy, will see Shell acquire a 51% share of their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture…

Magnora Forms Floating Wind Company with Mystery Partner

Jan 29, 2021

Oslo-listed company Magnora has said it has teamed up with an unnamed global offshore energy technology and service company to establish a joint floating wind company called Magnora Floating Wind. Magnora, formed a few years ago after oil rig…

UK Floating Wind Farms Could Reach Subsidy-Free Levels in early 2030s, Study Says

Jan 27, 2021

The UK floating offshore wind could reach “subsidy-free” levels by the early 2030s, according to a study completed by the ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE).The study titled: 'The Floating Offshore Wind: Cost…

Floating Wind Offers Opportunities for Multiple Industries

Dec 21, 2020

While Floating Offshore Wind is still in its infancy, it has the potential to dominate the offshore wind sector in the coming decade. Philip Lewis, Director of Research, World Energy Reports, discusses the possibilities.Lewis says the potential for the floating wind industry is huge…

PHOTO: Boskalis Tows First of Five 9.5MW Turbines for Kincardine Floating Wind Farm

Dec 09, 2020

Dutch marine contractor Boskalis has started towing a giant floating wind turbine to a site offshore Scotland, where it will be installed as part of Grupo Cobra's Kincardine floating wind farm project.'Yesterday, the tow-out of the impressive…

VIDEO: Floating Offshore Wind: Opportunities & Challenges

Dec 07, 2020

The floating offshore wind industry, still considered nascent with around 100MW installed capacity - and minuscule compared to the installed capacity of its „older brother,“ - that is the conventional, fixed bottom offshore wind industry (29GW…

Floating Wind to Grow '2000-fold' by 2050, DNV GL Says

Dec 01, 2020

The floating wind industry, still in its infancy, is set for a 2000-fold increase in installed capacity by 2050, DNV GL said, however, warning that more comprehensive industry standards and risk management is required for the technology to scale…

SATH Floating Wind Concept Gets EC Funding Infusion

Nov 25, 2020

Saitec Engineering won $2.9m funding by the European Commission 'Blue Economy Window' call, funding that will help to further develop its Offshore Floating Wind energy concept.Funding for the SATHScale project will allow to address the challenge…

RCG Appoints Floating Wind Expert

Nov 23, 2020

Advisory company Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) has appointed floating offshore wind specialist Dan Kyle Spearman to lead its global floating offshore wind practice.'As floating offshore wind will be a key renewable energy technology in the energy transition to net zero carbon emissions…

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