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Equinor lines up floating offshore wind energy in South Korea

Equinor on Thursday said it has submitted a bid to build an offshore wind farm off New York using fixed-base wind turbines. Equinor and South Korea’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (KNOC) will explore opportunities to develop commercial floating offshore wind power plants in South Korea. South Korea aims to reduce its dependence on nuclear and … Continue reading Equinor lines up floating offshore wind energy in South Korea

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France launches its first offshore wind power project

LOC Renewables supplies MWS work to Floatgen, France’s first offshore wind farm – and its first full-scale floating wind turbine. The Paris office of LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group, the leading international marine and engineering consulting firm, has successfully overseen the launch of France’s first offshore wind turbine. LOC Renewables supplied marine warranty … Continue reading France launches its first offshore wind power project

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Equinor awards assembly site contract for Hywind Tampen

Gulen Industrial Harbour in Sogn og Fjordane county has been awarded the contract for assembly site for the floating Hywind Tampen wind turbines before they are transported to the field in the North Sea. No work will commence prior to an investment decision for Hywind Tampen. Hywind Tampen could become the world’s first project to … Continue reading Equinor awards assembly site contract for Hywind Tampen

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SENER will be involved in the Kincardine offshore floating wind farm that COBRA is currently constructing in Scotland

SENER will be involved in a large floating offshore wind power plant that COBRA is building 15 km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen. SENER’s work will range from supervising the manufacture of the floating platforms to analyzing the technical feasibility of assembling the wind turbines, as well as providing technical assistance in monitoring … Continue reading SENER will be involved in the Kincardine offshore floating wind farm that COBRA is currently constructing in Scotland

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WindEurope calls for ambitious French National Plan at Narbonne Floating Wind Energy Event

On 15 November WindEurope called for more wind energy ambition in France while participating in an event on the development of floating wind in France’s Occitanie Region (on the Mediterranean). The event took place in Narbonne and was organised by Occitanie, whose Port la Nouvelle recently joined WindEurope’s Ports Platform in Hamburg. The headline speaker … Continue reading WindEurope calls for ambitious French National Plan at Narbonne Floating Wind Energy Event

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Aker Solutions eyes winning lease for offshore wind power in California

Aker Solutions expects to win a lease off California to build a floating wind farm as part of a wider consortium, its chief executive said on Wednesday. The project is aimed to help the State of California to reach its ambition to become carbon neutral and use 100 percent clean electricity by 2045. “We’ve applied … Continue reading Aker Solutions eyes winning lease for offshore wind power in California

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World’s second floating offshore wind farm gets EU finance boost

The European Investment Bank today announced a €60m loan to help fund the world’s second floating offshore wind power plant in Portugal. Windplus – a subsidiary of EDP Renewables, Repsol and Principle Power – are developing the 25 MW floating offshore wind farm 20km off the Portuguese Viana do Castelo coast. The WindFloat project – … Continue reading World’s second floating offshore wind farm gets EU finance boost

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Floating wind energy: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway

innogy SE, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) have signed an investment and cooperation agreement today committing the partners to build a demonstration project using SOT’s ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation concept. Its modular layout consists of a tubular steel main structure with a suspended keel. It is expected to offer important competitive advantages over existing floating wind concepts, with … Continue reading Floating wind energy: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway

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Europe needs to act fast to secure global lead in floating offshore wind energy

Europe has taken a pioneering lead in the development of floating offshore wind power. Europe’s companies lead three quarters of the 50-plus floating offshore wind farm projects currently in development across the globe. Floating offshore wind turbines is a fast-maturing technology with the potential to cement Europe’s leadership in renewables globally. It has the potential … Continue reading Europe needs to act fast to secure global lead in floating offshore wind energy

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Equinor offshore floating wind turbines to power North Sea oilfields

If materialised, it would be the world’s first floating offshore wind farm powering oil platforms and is estimated to cost around 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($591.5 million) and could reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 200,000 tonnes per year. Equinor is considering whether to build an offshore wind farm with floating turbines to … Continue reading Equinor offshore floating wind turbines to power North Sea oilfields

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Hydro Group helps connect the world’s first carbon-free island

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded a contract with Korea Research of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO), worth in the region of £750,000. The scope of work saw Hydro Group deliver subsea cable and connectors to the first phase of KRISO’s floating wind and wave hybrid energy platform, in … Continue reading Hydro Group helps connect the world’s first carbon-free island

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EOLOS success offshore increases Lidar demand

Floating Lidar company EOLOS sign further agreements with sole supplier ZephIR Lidar Turn-key offshore wind measurements team extend order coverage with leading offshore Lidar company ZephIR in response to increasing opportunities geographically and in support of new wind technologies. “EOLOS has been successful in a number of new geographical markets as part of a targeted … Continue reading EOLOS success offshore increases Lidar demand

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Wood deploys the first scanning lidars on two of Hywind Scotland’s floating wind turbines

Wood has deployed the first scanning lidar (light detection and ranging) devices on two floating wind turbines at the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park located 25 km off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The 30MW project, which is the world’s first commercial floating wind farm, comprises five floating turbines and has the capacity to … Continue reading Wood deploys the first scanning lidars on two of Hywind Scotland’s floating wind turbines

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WindEurope CEO urges EU Member States to unleash the potential for floating offshore wind

Europe’s leadership in offshore wind energy, and in facilitating the energy transition, can only be maintained by expanding the renewable energy focus to include floating offshore wind. But this requires stronger commitments from policymakers throughout Europe. With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity … Continue reading WindEurope CEO urges EU Member States to unleash the potential for floating offshore wind

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First Floating U.S. Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

A project off Northern California’s coast is vying to become America’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm. An agency that leads sustainable energy efforts for cities and counties along the state’s Redwood Coast chose a consortium of companies — including Energias de Portugal SA’s EDPR Offshore North America LLC and Principle Power Inc. — to build … Continue reading First Floating U.S. Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

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Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first 3 full months in production. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and … Continue reading Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

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Aker Solutions expands into offshore floating wind energy

Aker Solutions invested in floating wind power technology company Principle Power Inc., forming an alliance that brings its offshore oil and gas field engineering expertise into a fast-growing renewable energy market. Aker Solutions has an extensive track record in developing offshore oil and gas fields, with particular capabilities in floating facilities. The partnership will help … Continue reading Aker Solutions expands into offshore floating wind energy

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ALE completes installation of France’s first floating wind turbine inside harbour

ALE has completed the unique installation of wind turbine components for France’s first floating wind turbine at Saint Nazaire, France. The installation is part of the pre-commissioning works of FLOATGEN demonstrator, where ALE was contracted by IDEOL to perform the mechanical and electrical completion of a 2MW V80 wind turbine generator onto a floating foundation. … Continue reading ALE completes installation of France’s first floating wind turbine inside harbour

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ALE reach milestone in floating windmill installation

ALE has completed a major project milestone and lifted the second section of a telescopic tower, weighing 260t, of the first self-installing telescopic offshore windmill in Arinaga, Gran Canaria. This is part of the H2020 project, where ALE is part of the Consortium building the first self-installing telescopic offshore windmill for a 5MW turbine in … Continue reading ALE reach milestone in floating windmill installation

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Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

One of the world’s largest and most versatile floating cranes has arrived in Peterhead Port on December 12, 2017 ahead of 11 giant game-changing suction bucket foundations. Setting up base in Peterhead Port, the 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III will lift and install the 77 metre-high, 1,800 tonne steel jacket foundations – as heavy as … Continue reading Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

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