"Floating Wind" News

TotalEnergies, Simply Blue Launch U.S. Floating Wind JV

Oct 13, 2021

French energy industry major TotalEnergies and floating wind developer Simply Blue Group, a pioneer in floating offshore wind, have launched a joint venture, TotalEnergies SBE US, 'to unlock the vast potential for floating offshore wind projects in the United States…

X1 Wind Installs Rotor on its 'Downwind' Floating Wind System

Oct 13, 2021

Spanish floating wind technology company X1 Wind has completed the rotor assembly for its 'downwind' floating wind system.'Fitted with a specially adapted V29 Vestas turbine, the unique ‘downwind’ system is able to ‘weathervane’ and orientate passively with the wind to maximize energy yields…

Fugro to Install Wind Lidar Buoys at Danish Energy Islands Sites

Oct 12, 2021

Dutch offshore services company Fugro has won a contract with Denmark's Energinet to provide floating wind lidar measurements for what will be the world’s first offshore artificial energy islands, which is being built for the Danish Government…

BlueFloat, Falck Eye Floating Wind Projects in Celtic Sea

Oct 08, 2021

BlueFloat Energy and Falck Renewables said Thursday they were looking into the possibility of developing floating offshore wind farms off the coasts of Cornwall and Wales in the Celtic Sea.The two firms are already partners in potential floating…

Scana's Seasystems to Provide Mooring Solution for World's First Floating Tidal Energy Array

Oct 08, 2021

Scana’s subsidiary Seasystems has secured a contract for the mooring of the world’s first floating tidal energy array,  the Pempa’q In-stream Tidal Energy Project in Minas Passage in Nova Scotia, Canada. When completed, the project run by Scottish…

Celtic Sea Cluster Established to Drive Floating Wind Development

Sep 29, 2021

Welsh Government and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership have formally launched the Celtic Sea Cluster, to help drive market creation for floating wind, accelerate supply chain readiness and develop a strategy for upgrading regional infrastructure…

Three Firms Partner Up to Develop Floating Substation Technology for Offshore Wind

Sep 29, 2021

Construction engineering company Linxon and its parent companies Hitachi ABB Power Grids and SNC-Lavalin/Atkins have partnered up to bring together the technology and project execution expertise needed to make floating substations for offshore wind a reality…

UK Gov't Joins Floating Wind Development Center

Sep 28, 2021

The UK government has joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWC0E) as a strategic partner, through its Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).The center's…

Floating Dreams: Portugal Bets on Offshore Wind, Solar Farms

Sep 28, 2021

From a colossal wind farm floating amid choppy ocean waves to hundreds of solar panels on the surface of a dammed reservoir, Portugal is exploring innovative ways to boost renewable energy.Mass use of such projects may still be too pricey, but…

Harland & Wolff: Non-exec Chairman Steps Down

Sep 27, 2021

Harland & Wolff Group said Monday that Clive Richardson, Non-Executive Chairman of the company was stepping down from the Board. His notice period will run until mid-December 2021.Harland & Wolff Group said: 'The company remains involved in…

TotalEnergies, GIG, Qair to Bid for French Floating Wind Farm

Sep 23, 2021

A consortium formed by TotalEnergies, Green Investment Group (GIG), and Qair has been pre-selected by the French authorities to take part in an upcoming tender for the development of a floating wind farm of up to 270 MW in Southern Brittany…

World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Goes Online

Sep 22, 2021

The construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm Kincardine, in the UK, is now complete, marking the start of the long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed in 2018 between Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (KOWL’s) joint venture and Statkraft…

VIDEO: Simulator to "Transform" North Sea Decommissioning and Renewables Projects

Sep 22, 2021

This week in the northeast of Scotland, an immersive simulation suite that promises to transform approaches to offshore decommissioning and installation in the North Sea was officially unveiled.The simulation suite is located at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC)…

BW Ideol to Build Floating Wind Foundations in Scotland's Ardersier Port

Sep 21, 2021

Floating wind technology developer BW Ideol has gained access to the Ardersier Port in Scotland for the construction of its concrete floaters for floating wind turbines.Under the agreement signed between BW Ideol and Ardesier Port authorities…

RWE Qualifies as Bidder for 270MW French Floating Wind Tender

Sep 17, 2021

RWE Renewables has pre-qualified as a bidder for the upcoming French tender for a commercial floating offshore wind project off the coast of South Brittany with a capacity of up to 270 megawatts (MW).  RWE said Thursday it was looking forward…

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