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CoreMarine and CENER will boost floating wind energy

CoreMarine and CENER (National Center for Renewable Energies) sign a collaboration agreement whose main objective is to promote engineering services in the marine windpower industry sector. This collaboration articulates a multidisciplinary team for the development of floating wind turbines projects, offering joint services ranging from basic research and engineering wind farm projects to small-scale trials, … Continue reading CoreMarine and CENER will boost floating wind energy

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Castle Wind signs MoU for floating wind farm

U.S. offshore wind developer Castle Wind has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a local utility in California concerning its proposed 1,000-megawatt floating offshore California wind farm, Kallanish Energy reports. Castle Wind and Monterey Bay Community Power (Mbcp) have signed the MoU indicating their intent to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) in the … Continue reading Castle Wind signs MoU for floating wind farm

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Floating wind power: Equinor secures subsidy for wind turbines at North Sea oilfields

Equinor will receive a 2.33 billion Norwegian crown ($260 million) subsidy for its planned construction of floating wind turbines to supply wind power to North Sea oil platforms, Norwegian state investment agency Enova said on Thursday. Equinor says the project could reduce Norway’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 200,000 tonnes per year, and has … Continue reading Floating wind power: Equinor secures subsidy for wind turbines at North Sea oilfields

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Italian and Abu Dhabi firms team up for floating wind farm project

Italian contractor Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Plambeck Emirates LLC. Creating a new market for wind power in Saudi represents “an important opportunity to be seized.” Italian contractor Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Plambeck Emirates LLC, a solutions company in the field of renewables based in Abu Dhabi, and … Continue reading Italian and Abu Dhabi firms team up for floating wind farm project

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Wind turbine assembly begins for the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project

This wind power project marks the first floating wind farm in continental Europe and a key milestone for the renewable energy sector The installation of the first Windfloat Atlantic turbine on its floating platform will begin today in the outer harbor of Ferrol, marking a major milestone for the Windfloat Atlantic project and the offshore … Continue reading Wind turbine assembly begins for the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project

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Windfloat Atlantic floating wind energy, participated by Repsol and EDP Renováveis, starts assembly of wind turbines

The Windfloat Atlantic floating wind wind power project, participated by Repsol, EDP Renováveis, Engie and Principle Power, will take an important step in its development with the start on Wednesday of the installation of its first wind turbine in the outer port of Ferrol. In a statement, the consortium notes that this advance represents a … Continue reading Windfloat Atlantic floating wind energy, participated by Repsol and EDP Renováveis, starts assembly of wind turbines

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Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saipem to build a floating offshore wind farm

Italian contractor signs MoU with Plambeck Emirates for developing 500 MW floating offshore wind farm in the Gulf kingdom. Saipem announced on Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Plambeck Emirates for the design and construction of a 500 megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind farm in Saudi … Continue reading Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saipem to build a floating offshore wind farm

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France now the only Member State with floating wind energy in its NECP draft

On 24 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson chaired the first plenary session at FOWT 2019, the world’s largest floating offshore wind event. The event comes at a time when Europe’s ambition for floating offshore wind is nowhere near where it needs to be. Dickson noted that, while Europe remains the global leader in fixed-bottom offshore … Continue reading France now the only Member State with floating wind energy in its NECP draft

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MHI Vestas To Supply Five V164-9.5 MW Wind Turbines for Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland

With a maximum capacity of 50 MW, and MHI Vestas now confirmed, Kincardine looks to set a new standard in floating offshore wind as the industry advances toward utility scale projects. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind confirms a firm order, signed in 2018 with Spanish developer and construction company Cobra Group, part of the ACS Group, … Continue reading MHI Vestas To Supply Five V164-9.5 MW Wind Turbines for Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland

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EMEC secures US$35 million for floating wind power project

European Marine Energy Centre leads consortium from Ireland, the UK, France, the Netherlands and Germany. A €31 million (US$35m) project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a … Continue reading EMEC secures US$35 million for floating wind power project

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Prysmian supports floating wind farm in France

EPR technology proves to be the key enabler for dynamic applications. Prysmian will provide guaranteed performance thanks to an end-to-end monitoring system Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately €30 million by PGL (Provence Grand Large), a floating offshore wind farm project located … Continue reading Prysmian supports floating wind farm in France

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Commission approves support for four floating demonstration offshore wind power plants in France

The European Commission has found four French wind turbines projects promoting electricity generation from renewable wind energy sources to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measures will further contribute to reach EU energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market. The Commission approved French plans to support four … Continue reading Commission approves support for four floating demonstration offshore wind power plants in France

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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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