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Portugal to Double Floating Offshore Wind Auction Capacity

Jun 08, 2022

Portugal wants to speed up its energy transition and will double the capacity of its first auction for floating offshore wind farms to 6-8 gigawatts (GW), Environment Minister Duarte Cordeiro said on Wednesday.As part of a global shift from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, countries are betting on new technologies to boost power generation from renewable energy, such as wind and solar.In March, the previous environment minister said the auction…

First UMACK Anchor for CorPower WEC Installed off Portugal

Sep 22, 2022

CorPower Ocean, Maersk Supply Service and Dieseko have installed the first commercial-scale UMACK anchor to support the HiWave-5 demonstration project. The anchor has been installed 4km off the coast of Aguçadoura, in northern Portugal, where…

Portugal Ups Debut Offshore Wind Auction Target to 10 GW

Sep 21, 2022

Portugal has raised the target for its debut offshore wind power auction to 10 gigawatts (GW), Environment Minister Duarte Cordeiro said on Wednesday, aiming to 'move faster' on the country's energy transition.In June, Cordeiro put the capacity on offer at the auction due next year at 6-8 GW…

CorPower Ocean Delivers First Commercial-scale Composite WEC H

Jul 25, 2022

CorPower Ocean has teamed up with composite machinery specialist Autonational and composite tank experts CPT Tankwell to  develop its first commercial-scale hull in Viana do Castelo (Portugal), using a custom-built machine, installed inside an environmentally controlled work cell…

Portugal's EDP to Scale Up Offshore Solar Plants in Southeast Asia

Jul 01, 2022

Portugal's main utility EDP will scale up its offshore floating solar farms in Southeast Asia, hoping to get a big slice of 16 gigawatt of photovoltaic power the region is expected to install over rivers and seas by 2030.EDP Chief Executive…

Ocean Winds to Spend $3.15B on Offshore Wind Projects by 2025

Jun 23, 2022

Ocean Winds, a joint venture between Portugal's main utility EDP with French company Engie, plans to invest 3 billion euros ($3.15 billion) to develop offshore wind projects by 2025, the chief executive of EDP told Reuters on Thursday.The equal…

CorPower Ocean Debuts "Commercial Scale" Wave Energy

Jun 15, 2022

CorPower Ocean unveiled the CorPower C4, its first commercial scale Wave Energy Converter (WEC) and CorPack clusters, which the company contends will provide the building blocks for utility scale wave farms.Ultimately, the new CorPower C4 device will form part of a four-system wave array…

VIDEO: First Hywind Tampen Floating Wind Turbine Reaches Offshore Site

Jun 06, 2022

Norwegian energy giant Equinor said Monday that the first of 11 floating wind turbines that will make up its Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in the Norwegian North Sea, had reached the offshore location.As Offshore Engineer reported last week…

ACCIONA Energía Buys Into French Floating Wind Tech Firm Eolink

May 30, 2022

Spanish company ACCIONA Energía has acquired 24% of the capital of the French company Eolink, which specializes in the development of floating foundations for offshore wind energy. With the acquisition, Acciona Energia has become the main shareholder in Eolink…

Equinor, Naturgy Partner Up for Floating Wind Projects in Spain

Apr 06, 2022

Norwegian energy company Equinor has partnered up with Naturgy, with the two firms entering a development agreement prior to Spain’s first upcoming offshore wind auction off the coast of the Canary Islands.The Spanish government plans to develop up to 3 GW of offshore wind by 2030…

Portugal to Hold First Floating Offshore Wind Auction

Mar 16, 2022

Portugal plans to hold its first auction for floating offshore farms this summer, which it hopes will be able to produce between 3 and 4 gigawatts (GW) of power in 2026, Environment and Energy Transition minister Joao Matos Fernandes told Reuters…

Portugal to Hold First Auction of Right to Install Floating Solar Panels

Nov 25, 2021

Portugal has launched its first auction for the right to install floating solar parks on the waters of seven of the country's dams, with a total production capacity of 263 megawatts.Floating panels are being tested around the world, and Portugal'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…

Denmark, Costa Rica Call Countries to Set Oil Output Phaseout Date

Aug 26, 2021

Denmark and Costa Rica are trying to forge an alliance of countries willing to fix a date to phase out oil and gas production and to stop giving permits for new exploration, government ministers said and documents showed.Burning fossil fuels…

VIDEO: CorPower Builds 'World's largest' Wave Energy Test-rig

Aug 10, 2021

Wave energy technology developer CorPower has said it has completed construction of the world’s largest wave energy test-rig, following a two-year project.The 45-tonne moving mass system, installed at CorPower’s Stockholm base, is capable of simulating ocean wave conditions anywhere in the world…

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