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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Tokyu Land Corporation partner to develop offshore wind in Aomori South, Japan

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), on behalf of its fund Copenhagen Infrastructure IV K/S (CI IV), and Tokyu Land Corporation (TLC) are announcing a joint partnership to develop the Aomori South offshore wind project, located in northern Japan. TLC and CI IV have established a new joint venture company, Aomori South Offshore Wind GK, which is … Continue reading Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Tokyu Land Corporation partner to develop offshore wind in Aomori South, Japan

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Biden Announces Plan to Develop Floating Offshore Wind for the West Coast

Biden on Thursday announced several new initiatives to develop technology for massive floating wind turbines as part of the effort to launch offshore wind power in California and elsewhere on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm estimated that floating wind turbines could generate up to 2.8 terawatts of clean wind power in … Continue reading Biden Announces Plan to Develop Floating Offshore Wind for the West Coast

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How Spain has taken the lead in R&D of floating wind energy

Despite the fact that Spain is the fifth country in the world in terms of installed wind power, if we talk about offshore wind power (or marina) we realize that there is still everything to do. The main reason is the technical complexity (but also the economic effort) involved in installing wind turbines of this … Continue reading How Spain has taken the lead in R&D of floating wind energy

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X1 Wind ready for PivotBuoy prototype installation after successful dynamic cable deployment

Technology developer X1 Wind has successfully laid its dynamic cable and is now ready for final installation of its fully functional floating wind prototype at the PLOCAN Test Site, in the Canary Islands. Having installed the modular concrete gravity anchoring system last spring, the Barcelona-headquartered firm is now announcing another significant milestone in its first … Continue reading X1 Wind ready for PivotBuoy prototype installation after successful dynamic cable deployment

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DNV signs MOU with Korean floating solar component manufacturers

Partners will identify projects and markets of mutual interest to the parties and cooperate on joint marketing initiatives. DNV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korean floating solar PV (FPV) suppliers which will explore business cooperation opportunities with the aim of increasing the number of FPV plants in Korea and globally, as the … Continue reading DNV signs MOU with Korean floating solar component manufacturers

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DemoSATH floating wind turbine launched into water

The load-out and launching operation of the floating wind turbine was successfully performed after its onshore construction in the Port of Bilbao. Saitec Offshore Technologies and RWE achieved another milestone in the DemoSATH project with the successful completion of the launching operation of the floating unit. The project moves forward at a fast pace for … Continue reading DemoSATH floating wind turbine launched into water

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EDP’s pioneer floating solar power plant in Portugal ready

Located in the region of Alqueva, it is the largest floating solar park in Europe in a reservoir, and the second one built in Portugal, after EDP’s pilot project in Alto Rabagão; The energy generated by this plant, which has almost 12,000 photovoltaic panels, will supply more than 30% of the population in this region … Continue reading EDP’s pioneer floating solar power plant in Portugal ready

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RWE and SolarDuck accelerate technology development and commercialisation of offshore floating solar at scale

RWE and the Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck signed a collaboration agreement to develop the use of floating solar parks at sea. To accelerate the learnings on SolarDuck’s floating solar technology, RWE will invest in a first offshore pilot in the North Sea. The project is a first step in the collaboration and lays the foundation for … Continue reading RWE and SolarDuck accelerate technology development and commercialisation of offshore floating solar at scale

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Adjusted assembly plan for the final four Hywind Tampen wind turbines

The seven first Hywind Tampen wind turbines will come on stream this year as planned. The final four will be installed next spring. Supply chain bottlenecks, most notably related to the global market for steel, preclude delivery of the final four tower sections for the wind turbines until September 2022. This will be too late … Continue reading Adjusted assembly plan for the final four Hywind Tampen wind turbines

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RWE commissions its first floating photovoltaic project

RWE, one of the world’s leading companies for renewable energy, has commissioned its first floating photovoltaic (PV) project. The project consists of around 13,400 solar panels that float on a lake near the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg, in the Netherlands’ province of Noord-Brabant. The innovative solar field has an installed capacity of 6.1 megawatts … Continue reading RWE commissions its first floating photovoltaic project

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Greenalia is advancing in its floating offshore wind power projects in the Canary Islands

Greenalia is advancing in the development of its floating offshore wind projects in the Canary Islands and launches RFI (Request for Information) focused on the global offshore wind supply chain companies that can provide information on their solutions, products or services that can be applied to floating projects promoted by the renewable energy IPP. In … Continue reading Greenalia is advancing in its floating offshore wind power projects in the Canary Islands

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RWE and BOURBON enter partnership to jointly bid for French Mediterranean floating offshore wind project under the A06 tender

RWE Renewables France and Bourbon Subsea Services today announced the signing of a partnership agreement to jointly bid for the Mediterranean floating offshore wind auction. The partners have applied to be selected as eligible bidders for the A06 tender – the respective announcement by the French government is expected during the coming weeks. Under A06, … Continue reading RWE and BOURBON enter partnership to jointly bid for French Mediterranean floating offshore wind project under the A06 tender

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Vestas secures offshore order for floating wind farm Eolmed in France

A consortium formed by Qair, TotalEnergies and BW Ideol has placed a 30 MW order for the Eolmed offshore wind park, a floating project located 18 km off the coast of Gruissan and Port-la Nouvelle, France, in the Mediterranean Sea. The contract includes the supply, transport, installation supervision and commissioning of three V164-10.0 MW wind … Continue reading Vestas secures offshore order for floating wind farm Eolmed in France

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RWE launches floating wind virtual classroom

To mark Global Wind Day, RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable companies, has launched its educational hub designed to make learning about floating wind interactive and accessible to all. Floating wind technology presents an opportunity to harness the untapped potential of deep water coastal areas such as those off the coast of Wales in … Continue reading RWE launches floating wind virtual classroom

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Equinor and Technip Energies enter strategic collaboration for floating wind turbines

The two companies come together to develop floating wind steel semi substructures that aim to accelerate technology development for floating offshore wind, enable cost reductions and develop local value opportunities. The strategic collaboration between Equinor as a leading floating offshore wind developer and Technip Energies as a leading supplier of floating offshore wind substructures, was … Continue reading Equinor and Technip Energies enter strategic collaboration for floating wind turbines

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Saitec plans Spanish floating offshore wind farm with five 10 MW wind turbines

Saitec is developing a pre-commercial pilot park with five units and a total potential of 50 MW in the Mediterranean Sea in 2025. The offshore wind turbines will use SATH technology in open sea in Girona, specifically in an area located more 15 km from Cap de Creus on the Costa Brava (Catalonia). Medfloat Pilot … Continue reading Saitec plans Spanish floating offshore wind farm with five 10 MW wind turbines

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Europe can expect to have 10 GW of floating wind power by 2030

The world’s largest floating wind energy event, FOWT 2022, took place on 16 May in Montpellier. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson moderated the Ministerial panel comprising: Elisabeth Sæther, Norwegian State Secretary for Energy; Sophie Mourlon, Director for Energy at the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition; and Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise … Continue reading Europe can expect to have 10 GW of floating wind power by 2030

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Norway could have 14% share of floating offshore wind market by 2050

Menon Economics, an Oslo consultancy, has forecast that floating offshore wind could create more than 50,000 new jobs and win a 5-14% share of the global floating market by the middle of the century.However, to achieve these aims, the sector urgently needs ‘clarification’ on a range of legal and financial issues. Arvind Nesse, Head of … Continue reading Norway could have 14% share of floating offshore wind market by 2050

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China’s first deep-sea floating wind turbine “Fuyao” towed in Guangdong

At the end of last week, China deployed its largest floating wind turbine as part of a project designed to advance the technology and demonstrate the capabilities of floating wind power generation. According to the reports from CSSC and state media, the giant construction was uniquely designed for deep-sea and challenging conditions, including the ability … Continue reading China’s first deep-sea floating wind turbine “Fuyao” towed in Guangdong

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Acciona Energía takes leading stake in floating offshore wind startup Eolink

Capital growth: ACCIONA Energía led a financing round, acquiring 24% stake in French company Eolink Innovative technology: Eolink has developed a pyramidal floating foundation that is able to naturally rotate and face the wind, optimizing costs and maximizing its performance 5 MW turbine in 2023: The first pre-commercial floating wind turbine is expected to be … Continue reading Acciona Energía takes leading stake in floating offshore wind startup Eolink

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