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X1 Wind completes rotor assembly for pioneering ‘downwind’ floating platform

The firm’s X30 prototype is now fully assembled in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, ready for installation. Fitted with a specially adapted V29 Vestas wind turbine, the unique ‘downwind’ system is able to ‘weathervane’ and orientate passively with the wind to maximise energy yields. The novel ‘tripod-like’ platform also features greater structural efficiency, with a lighter and … Continue reading X1 Wind completes rotor assembly for pioneering ‘downwind’ floating platform

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Aker Offshore Wind unveils underwater innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Aker Offshore Wind has outlined plans to utilise Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation as part of its bids for major offshore windfarms. The multi-million subsea innovation would be developed, manufactured, and supplied in Scotland by Aker Solutions and provide major export opportunities for Scottish businesses.Substations – which help move the energy created by wind turbines … Continue reading Aker Offshore Wind unveils underwater innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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Windfloat Atlantic reaches 75 GWh in its first year of operation

The project, driven by EDP Renewables through the Windplus consortium formed by OW (50:50 joint-venture between EDPR and ENGIE), Repsol and Principle Power, is the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm. The energy produced in the first year of full operation is enough to supply 60,000 inhabitants and avoid the emission of 33,000 tons of … Continue reading Windfloat Atlantic reaches 75 GWh in its first year of operation

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Vattenfall shortlisted to participate in the first floating offshore wind energy tender in France

Vattenfall prequalifies, together with partners wpd and BlueFloat Energy, for the upcoming 250MW floating offshore wind tender off the coast of South Brittany in France. On 15 September, the French government officially announced the list of prequalified candidates for the upcoming offshore wind tender in South Brittany, the first commercial floating tender in France. Vattenfall … Continue reading Vattenfall shortlisted to participate in the first floating offshore wind energy tender in France

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ACS completes the largest floating wind farm

Cobra has implemented this offshore wind energy project in Scotland, which is expected to generate up to 218 GWh of clean electricity per year. The Kincardine wind power project has come to an end, and it is nothing more and nothing less than the largest floating offshore wind farm in the world. Cobra Wind, a … Continue reading ACS completes the largest floating wind farm

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RWE, NTE and Havfram: joint participation in floating offshore wind power project in Norway

RWE, NTE and Havfram have signed a collaboration agreement. Together, the three companies intend to participate in the Norwegian government’s tender process for floating offshore wind energy, which will begin later this year. Norway has ambitious climate targets: by 2030, the country aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 55 per cent … Continue reading RWE, NTE and Havfram: joint participation in floating offshore wind power project in Norway

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Shell considering the development of a floating offshore wind farm in South Korea

A joint venture has been officially established centered on the development of a large floating offshore wind farm off the coast of South Korea. The major oil and gas shells hold an 80% stake in a JV called MunmuBaram, with the remaining 20% ??held by Coens Hexicon. The latter is itself a joint venture between … Continue reading Shell considering the development of a floating offshore wind farm in South Korea

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DNV updates standard for floating wind turbine structures to allow for cost reduction and optimization

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has updated the DNV-ST-0119 standard for floating wind turbine structures. The updated standard includes numerous technical improvements that allow the industry to further optimize floating wind turbine structures while maintaining a sufficient level of safety. The main change is a completely revised section on floating stability. In … Continue reading DNV updates standard for floating wind turbine structures to allow for cost reduction and optimization

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Kansai EPCO and RWE team up for floating offshore wind energy in Japan

Kansai Electric Power (Kansai EPCO) and RWE Renewables (RWE) have signed an agreement to jointly study the feasibility of a large-scale floating offshore wind project off the Japanese coast. The two companies agreed to further strengthen their existing relationship and leverage the complementary strengths of both companies, in support of Japan’s goal of achieving carbon … Continue reading Kansai EPCO and RWE team up for floating offshore wind energy in Japan

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Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe team up for floating offshore wind power growth in France

Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe join forces and form Océole, a partnership dedicated to developing floating offshore wind in France. Océole will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French government. Establishing this partnership is in line with the three companies’ ambition of delivering high-performance floating … Continue reading Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe team up for floating offshore wind power growth in France

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Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

France has closed the world’s first-ever auction for a commercial-sized floating offshore wind farm. The future wind farm will be located in the Atlantic Ocean south of Brittany and will have a capacity of 250MW. France will then auction two other floating projects of a similar size over the next year. These will be in … Continue reading Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

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Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Equinor has confirmed it has bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland. The offshore energy company says the ScotWind Leasing round is a good strategic fit with its ambitions to continue to develop its North Sea offshore wind cluster and further … Continue reading Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

RWE has confirmed its participation in the ScotWind seabed leasing round process, as it looks to expand its global offshore wind portfolio. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round, managed by Crown Estate Scotland, which aims to enable up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind farms to be constructed in the country’s coastal waters. … Continue reading RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

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Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind power, today announces a partnership with onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round. The consortium is set to apply for seabed leases in sites which lend themselves to the deployment of large-scale floating wind … Continue reading Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

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Spain aims to install 1-3 GW of floating wind turbines by 2030

Spain plans to install floating wind turbines on the deep waters off its coasts with capacity to generate between 1 and 3 gigawatts of power by 2030, its Energy and Environment Ministry said on Wednesday. As part of a global shift away from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, governments and companies are seeking new ways to harness … Continue reading Spain aims to install 1-3 GW of floating wind turbines by 2030

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Floating PV: Research project performs long-term tests on different system designs

Floating photovoltaic power plants can contribute to the expansion of renewable energy without taking up land. RWE Renewables, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) are working together to further develop this innovative technology with other partners. In the joint research project PV2Float, the partners are … Continue reading Floating PV: Research project performs long-term tests on different system designs

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BW Ideol and Hitachi ABB Power Grids to collaborate on developing scalable floating substations for offshore wind power

BW Ideol today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi ABB Power Grids, the world’s leading supplier of grid integration and power quality solutions, for an industry-first collaboration on developing scalable floating substations to support development of profitable commercial-scale floating offshore wind farms with high-capacity wind turbines.Floating offshore wind is the next … Continue reading BW Ideol and Hitachi ABB Power Grids to collaborate on developing scalable floating substations for offshore wind power

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X1 Wind has secured a multi-million euro grant to launch its first commercial floating wind energy project

The floating wind technology developer has been allocated €2.5m through the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator programme. It was named among 38 of the most promising start-ups by the EIC after being shortlisted from 4200 applications to receive funding to ‘develop and scale up ground-breaking innovations’. X1 Wind CEO & Co-Founder Alex Raventos said the … Continue reading X1 Wind has secured a multi-million euro grant to launch its first commercial floating wind energy project

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First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy generator, in cooperation with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun has started commercial operations at the first unit of its floating solar project in Albania, further contributing to the country’s renewable energy journey. The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-megawatt Banja hydropower plant. … Continue reading First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

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China’s MingYang unveils country’s first floating offshore wind turbine

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has launched the first floating offshore wind tower and turbine ever built in China, a 5.5MW turbine. MingYang Smart Energy revealed the achievement in a LinkedIn post , announcing that the company’s MySE5.5MW typhoon-resistant floating wind turbine had begun rolling off its production line and a prototype had … Continue reading China’s MingYang unveils country’s first floating offshore wind turbine

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