"Floating Wind" News

Floating Wind: What Opportunities Exist for Installation Companies and Vessel Owners?

Sep 06, 2023

Global floating wind capacity will have grown from less than 200 MW at the end of 2022 to around 61 GW of grid connected capacity by 2035. This activity will require over $250 billion in capital expenditure. Over 75% of the forecast activity is expected to come from four countries…

Floating Wind: Principle Power Expands WindFloat Portfolio with Two Market-Ready Solutions

Sep 26, 2023

Principle Power, a provider of floating foundation solutions for the floating wind industry, said Tuesday it had expanded its WindFloat product portfolio to two fully industrialized products: the existing WindFloat tubular design – now called WindFloat T – and the new flat panel…

Anchor Handler Construction: What to Expect as Floating Wind Picks Up

Aug 16, 2023

A fleet of newbuild specialized anchor handlers will be required to help build up the emerging floating offshore wind industry. But since the industry is still in its early days, many unknowns have made it difficult for shipyards and their partners to gear up to build this fleet…

Tugdock and Salamander Offshore Wind Team Up to Accelerate Floating Wind Energy Development

Sep 28, 2023

UK-based company Tugdock has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Salamander floating offshore wind farm to collaborate on innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland.Tugdock, based in Cornwall, UK, has patented marine buoyancy…

Marine Power Systems PelaFlex Floating Wind Platform Receives Feasibility Certification from DNV

Sep 26, 2023

Marine Power Systems said Tuesday that its flexible floating platform technology, PelaFlex, has been awarded the Statement of Feasibility by the independent certification body, DNV.According to Marine Power Systems, its modular floating platform…

Equinor Taps Ocean Infinity for Floating Wind Farm Site Survey off California

Sep 18, 2023

Seabed survey and ocean research company Ocean Infinity has signed a contract with Equinor Wind US LLC, for one of the first-ever floating offshore wind farms on the US West Coast. Under the terms of this contract, Ocean Infinity will undertake…

Japan's MOL Invests in TouchWind's Innovative Floating Wind Turbine Tech

Sep 11, 2023

Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) will invest in a floating wind technology start-up, TouchWind.TouchWind is developing the tilting angled one-piece rotor wind turbine which is expected to reduce wind interference between wind turbines that…

DemoSATH Floats into Action: Spain's First Floating Offshore Wind Project Powers Up

Sep 18, 2023

The floating offshore wind project DemoSATH has started generating electricity, off the coast of Spain.DemoSATH, led by the Spanish engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies, in collaboration with the German energy company RWE Offshore Wind and the Japanese company KEPCO…

Equinor Inaugurates Hywind Tampen, World's Largest Floating Wind Farm

Aug 22, 2023

Norwegian energy firm Equinor and its partners inaugurated the world's largest floating offshore wind farm on Wednesday, whose output will supply nearby oil and gas platforms and cut their greenhouse gas emissions.The Hywind Tampen wind farm…

Spanish Firm Signals interest in Offshore Wind Farms in Portugal

Sep 26, 2023

Spanish renewable energy firm Capital Energy has submitted requests for a preliminary environmental analysis for three floating offshore wind farms with a total power of 2 gigawatts, Portugal's environmental agency APA said on Monday. In July…

Fugro Wins Metocean Survey Deal at 100MW Floating Wind Farm Site in Scotland

Aug 17, 2023

Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea 7, developing the Salamander floating wind farm in Scotland, has appointed Fugro to conduct a metocean survey for the proposed 100 MW project, located 35 km off the coast of Peterhead…

Development Director Named for 100 MW Floating Wind Farm in Scotland

Aug 15, 2023

Salamander, a floating offshore wind joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea7, looking to develop a 100 MW floating wind farm in Scotland, has appointed Hugh Yendole as development director.Yendole has more than 25 years of experience in the wind industry…

Japan's KEPCO Becomes Co-Investor in DemoSATH Floating Wind Project

Aug 01, 2023

The Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has signed an agreement with Spanish offshore engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies to join the DemoSATH floating wind technology project as a strategic partner and co-investor…

DemoSATH Floating Wind Platform Installed Offshore

Aug 11, 2023

The DemoSATH floating wind technology project in Spain has achieved a significant milestone with the successful installation of its 2MW floating wind platform demonstrator in open sea waters. The operation, carried out by the Windstaller Alliance…

Floating Wind: What Opportunities Exist for Installation Companies and Vessel Owners?

Sep 11, 2023

Floating offshore wind is an emerging technology with strong potential to become a major energy source. A fleet of specialized vessels will be required to help grow grid-connected floating wind capacity from 200 megawatts at the end of 2022 to a projected 61 gigawatts by 2035…

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