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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…

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…

MHI Vestas Wind Turbines for Floating Wind Farm in Mediterranean Sea

Oct 05, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected by Qair as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the EolMed floating project in the Mediterranean Sea, to be located about 18 km off the coast of Gruissan in the Aude region…

Xodus Launches Study to Boost Bankability of Floating Offshore Wind

Aug 13, 2020

UK-based energy consultancy Xodus Group has launched a three-year study on the costs around floating offshore wind with the aim of helping developers make their projects attractive to investors.The collaborative research project, led by Xodus through the IDCORE program…

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…

Norwegian Firms Deploying Floating Solar Plant in Albania

Jun 19, 2020

Norwegian hydropower company Statkraft and its compatriot technology supplier Ocean Sun are set to start the construction of the planned 2 MWp floating solar pilot project in Albania.The pilot has an estimated total investment of EUR 2 million and will be placed at the Banja reservoir…

World’s Biggest Floating Wind Turbine Readies

Nov 05, 2019

The largest floating wind turbine in the world, an 8.4-megawatt (MW) ABS-classed offshore wind turbine, is about to be installed.ABS has classed the semi-submersible floating wind turbine is the first of three classed by ABS and designed by…

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…

Ideol, Taisei Sign Floating Wind Deal in Japan

Oct 10, 2019

French floating foundations specialist Ideol and Taisei Corp have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint development and promotion of concrete foundations for floating offshore wind in Japan using Ideol’s Damping Pool technology…

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…

Siemens to supply Scottish floating wind farm

Dec 04, 2015

Siemens is to supply turbines for Norwegian major Statoil's floating offshore wind turbine project off the coast of Scotland. The wind turbine manufacturer will supply the 30MW Hywind Scotland Project with five SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines…

Offshore wind floating into French waters

Jul 08, 2015

The French government is planning to launch a tender for several pilot floating offshore wind farms, Reuters reports. Matthieu Monnier, head of offshore wind at France Energie Eolienne (FEE) was reported as saying he expected two-three…

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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