Floating Wind News


Aker Offshore Wind Beefs Up Stake in Floating Wind Firm Principle Power

Nov 18, 2020

Norwegian offshore wind services firm Aker Offshore Wind has increased its stake in Principle Power, a company developing foundations for floating wind farms.Aker Offshore Wind's stake in Principle Power will grow from around 20 percent to an expected 39 percent…

Most Powerful Floating Wind Turbine Installed

Nov 12, 2020

Offshore wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas has installed the first V164 9.5 MW turbine at the installation harbor for the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm. This is, according to MHI Vestas, the most powerful turbine in use at a floating wind project…

DNV GL Releases Class Rules for Floating Offshore Wind

Nov 10, 2020

The floating offshore wind industry, currently at its beginnings, is set for massive growth in the years to come, which has now led the classification society DNV GL to released the first integrated rule set for floating offshore wind structures…

Principle Power Joins DeepWind Cluster

Aug 31, 2020

Principle Power, the developer of WindFloat - a floating wind turbine foundation - will join the DeepWind, a Scottish supply chain cluster, described as the largest offshore wind representative body in Scotland with over 400 members.According to the DeepWind cluster's website info…

Worley Wraps Design Assessment for Saitec's Floating Wind Turbine Tech

Jul 20, 2020

Engineering services Worley has recently completed the accessibility design assessment for Saitec Offshore Technologies’ ‘DemoSATH’ floating wind turbine, which will be deployed off the Basque Coast in northern Spain.DemoSATH is a 2 MW turbine…

Final Windfloat Atlantic Floating Wind Turbine Heads Offshore

May 29, 2020

The third - and final - floating wind turbine has been towed offshore as part of the Windfloat Atlantic project, located 20 km from Viana do Castelo on the Portuguese coast. The project, dubbed the first floating offshore wind farm in continental Europe…

Offshore to Constitute 25% of Wind Demand

Feb 06, 2020

Offshore wind will constitute 25% of total wind demand in 2028, up from 10% in 2019 and will narrow the gap with offshore upstream oil and gas in terms of capital expenditure deployment, said the analyst firm Wood Mackenzie.The possibility of offshore wind becoming cheaper than coal…

Ideol, Elicio Bid for ScotWind Floater

Nov 01, 2019

Floating offshore wind technology company Ideol and offshore wind farm developer and operator Elicio have joined forces to co-develop floating wind projects in Scottish waters and are preparing to bid for a site to develop at the upcoming ScotWind leasing round…

SGRE Lands World’s Largest Floating OWF

Nov 01, 2019

Spanish-based engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that the world’s largest floating wind power plant will be installed in Norway, equipped with 11 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines.Scheduled to be commissioned in late 2022…

New Floating Wind Center Launched

Oct 31, 2019

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult launched a new multimillion dollar national Floating Offshore Wind Center of Excellence to drive forward the development of next generation offshore wind technologies.The initiative is backed by up to £500…

Shell, Hexcion to Develop Floating Wind Farm

Jun 27, 2019

Swedish floating wind farm designer Hexicon said it is teaming up with energy giant Shell to develop, construct and operate a floating wind farm approximately 40 kilometers offshore Ulsan.The project will be carried out under a joint development agreement signed by Shell and CoensHexicon…

UK Industry Floats Offshore Wind Group

Mar 26, 2019

An advocacy group, led by RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables, has been launched by industry body RenewableUK to make the case for large-scale deployment of floating wind power off Britain.The Floating Wind Steering Group will meet with the…

France's First Offshore Wind Project Launched

Feb 06, 2019

Offshore wind service provider LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group, a leading international marine and engineering consulting firm, has successfully overseen the launch of France’s first offshore wind project.LOC Renewables supplied marine warranty surveying services (MWS) across the project…

WindFloat Chosen for Kincardine Wind Farm

Nov 02, 2018

First power from the floating wind farm project offshore Kincardineshire, Scotland began flowing in September, clearing the way for the full 50 MW build-out of the project by 2020, Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (KOWL) confirmed.Principle…

Floating wind on the horizon?

Mar 23, 2015

Several floating wind turbines have been installed in recent years, with operational turbines in Norway, Japan and Portugal. Floating turbines have several benefits over their conventional counter-parts – firstly, they are more economically efficient…

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