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World's Largest: Kincardine Floating Wind Farm Fully Operational

Oct 19, 2021

Kincardine floating offshore wind farm, located 15 km off the coast of Aberdeenshire, is now fully operational, Principle Power, a company that designed the 50MW wind farm's semi-submersible foundations, said Tuesday.The project, the world's largest of the type…

TotalEnergies Opens UK Offshore Wind Hub in Aberdeen

Oct 18, 2021

French energy major TotalEnergies' Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné on Monday opened the company’s UK Offshore Wind Hub in Aberdeen. 'The Hub will be part of the company’s existing offshore operations center in Aberdeen. The Hub will enable…

OWPL Wants to Build Large, Offshore Wind-powered, Green Hydrogen Plant in Orkney

Oct 12, 2021

A large-scale offshore wind-powered green hydrogen facility could be built in Orkney, UK, if a proposal by the Offshore Wind Power Limited (OWPL) consortium receives necessary approvals.The consortium formed by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group…

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…

Aker Offshore Wind Plans to Deploy Scotland’s First Offshore Wind Underwater Substation

Oct 07, 2021

Norway-based firm Aker Offshore Wind plans to utilize Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation as part of its bids for major offshore wind farms.'The multi-million subsea innovation would be developed, manufactured, and supplied…

TotalEnergies, Partners Bid to Build 2GW Offshore Wind Farm West of Orkney

Sep 29, 2021

TotalEnergies, a French oil major working to increase its involvement in the renewable energy industry, has with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group and Scottish developer RIDG, announced their bid for an offshore wind project in an area west of the Orkney Islands…

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…

Vattenfall, Partners Prequalify for French Floating Wind Tender

Sep 16, 2021

Swedish power company Vattenfall has said it has, with partners wpd and BlueFloat Energy, prequalified for the upcoming 250MW floating offshore wind tender off the coast of South Brittany in France, the first commercial floating tender in France…

DEME, Quair, Aspiravi JV Reveal ScotWind Bid

Sep 14, 2021

A consortium composed of DEME Concessions NV, Qair Marine SAS, and Aspiravi International NV called Thistle Wind Partners (TWP) has revealed its participation in Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind seabed leasing process. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round…

FPSO Firm BW Offshore Bids to Build Offshore Wind Farms in UK

Sep 08, 2021

BW Offshore, an Oslo-listed firm best know for its FPSO leasing business in the oil and gas sector, said Wednesday it had, together with U.S. renewable energy and utility company Invenergy, submitted bids to develop up to 5.4 gigawatts of offshore…

TGS Expands Data Coverage for U.S. Offshore Wind

Aug 27, 2021

Norwegian company TGS has this week said it has expanded its coverage of numerical weather prediction (NWP) model data for offshore wind in the U.S.TGS, best known as a provider of seismic data to oil companies, is working to diversify, and…

Mainstream Renewable Power, Siemens Bid in Scotland's Offshore Wind Leasing Round

Jul 30, 2021

Renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services said on Friday they jointly bid to build offshore wind capacity in the ScotWind leasing round.The companies did not disclose how much capacity they intend to build if their bid is successful…

FPSO Giant SBM Offshore Wins Seabed Rights for UK Floating Wind Project

Jul 27, 2021

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO leasing firms in the oil and gas sector, has, via a joint venture, moved a step closer towards securing rights for a floating wind farm project in the Celtic Sea, off the coast of Wales in the UK…

Scottish Offshore Wind Lease Sale Attracts 74 Bids for 15 Areas

Jul 22, 2021

Companies vying for rights to develop wind farms off the coast of Scotland, as part of the ScotWind seabed lease sale, have filed 74 applications by July 16 deadline.Crown Estate Scotland today confirmed that 74 applications have been received…

BP Bolsters Offshore Wind Ambitions. Enters Consultancy Deal with Quaybridge

Jul 22, 2021

British oil major BP, working to beef up its renewables business, has signed an exclusive consultancy agreement with Quaybridge, a UK-based renewables consultancy with expertise in offshore wind.'The two will work together to advance BP’s global…

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