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Iberdrola preps for floating wind energy demos in Norway, Spain

Iberdrola announced plans for two floating wind power demonstration projects, including a 10-MW-plus pilot in Norway. In Norway, Iberdrola is leading an international consortium that includes France’s EDFand Germany’s DNV-GL, among others, to test a wind turbine at the Met Centre. The so-called FLAGSHIP project will rely on the OO-Star Wind Floater, which is a … Continue reading Iberdrola preps for floating wind energy demos in Norway, Spain

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Acciona has started the first floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain

ACCIONA has started building the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain, in the region of Extremadura. This initiative is a demonstration project, created with the aim of studying the most suitable technical solutions for the installation of solar panels on lakes and reservoirs. Floating photovoltaic energy is becoming an increasingly popular option in … Continue reading Acciona has started the first floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain

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RWE Renewables and Saitec Offshore wind energy Technologies test floating platform for wind turbines

RWE Renewables and Saitec Offshore Technologies have joined forces to test new ways to affordably install and operate offshore wind farms in deep waters. In a joint pilot project called “DemoSATH”, the RWE subsidiary specialising in renewable energy and the Spanish engineering company Saitec Offshore Technologies will start testing a floating platform for wind turbines … Continue reading RWE Renewables and Saitec Offshore wind energy Technologies test floating platform for wind turbines

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Floating offshore wind turbines: Brazil to become active player in the clean energy race

Wind energy is one of the most researched topics in the renewable energy ecosystem. During the last decades, the focus has been on several aspects of modeling and analysis of onshore wind turbines., Wind energy has enormous potential and has been topic of intense study recently, especially in Brazil. Led by Professor Alexandre Simos of … Continue reading Floating offshore wind turbines: Brazil to become active player in the clean energy race

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WindFloat Atlantic project starts supplying wind energy in Portugal

The first platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm, after being successfully connected on 31st December, is able to supply to the grid in Portugal the energy generated by its 8,4 MW wind turbine, the world’s largest installed on a floating platform.  The commissioning of this floating wind farm contributes towards the diversification of energy … Continue reading WindFloat Atlantic project starts supplying wind energy in Portugal

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The second platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project starts from Ferrol to Viana do Castelo

WindFloat Atlantic takes another important step towards its start-up. The second of the three platforms with an already installed wind turbine that make up this project has departed from the port of Ferrol towards its final destination, 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Once the crossing is completed, it will … Continue reading The second platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project starts from Ferrol to Viana do Castelo

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Team Develops Floating Wind Turbine To Harvest Deep-Ocean Wind Energy

The wind over deep-sea waters offers the potential to become one of the country’s largest renewable energy sources. University of Texas at Dallas researcher Dr. Todd Griffith has spent years working on an offshore turbine design that can convert those deep-ocean winds into electricity. Recently, Griffith received a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy … Continue reading Team Develops Floating Wind Turbine To Harvest Deep-Ocean Wind Energy

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Vattenfall builds its first floating solar farm

The first floating solar farm developed by Vattenfall will be built in the Netherlands. In late December, Vattenfall will start construction of the solar farm, which will have a capacity of 1.2 megawatt. Space for building solar farms is scarce in the Netherlands. One solution is to construct floating solar farms, for example on ponds and … Continue reading Vattenfall builds its first floating solar farm

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Governments need to step up to unlock the vast potential of floating wind power

The expansion of offshore wind energy, as part of the global fight against climate change, will require both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind turbines. Floating technology unlocks previously unimaginable horizons of wind power at sea – but there are still some political and technical hurdles to unleashing the full potential. In Europe, Asia and the … Continue reading Governments need to step up to unlock the vast potential of floating wind power

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Eoliennes Flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL) Selects V164-10.0 MW wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

2022 floating wind power pilot project will be the first offshore wind farm to feature MHI Vestas’ 10 MW wind turbine. For the second time in six weeks, MHI Vestas has been chosen as preferred wind turbine supplier in the French floating offshore wind energy market. Once installed, EFGL will feature the world’s most powerful … Continue reading Eoliennes Flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL) Selects V164-10.0 MW wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

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Shell to buy floating offshore wind energy developer EOLFI

Shell to buy floating offshore wind energy developer EOLFI Shell has agreed to buy French floating wind power developer EOLFI for an undisclosed fee through its subsidiary Shell New Energies. EOLFI was founded in 2004 and has a current portfolio of 145MW solar and 1GW onshore wind power. Since 2012, the company has focused on … Continue reading Shell to buy floating offshore wind energy developer EOLFI

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Seaway 7 awarded contract for floating offshore wind farm

Seaway 7, Subsea 7’s Renewables and Heavy Lifting business unit, has been awarded a contract from Equinor Energy AS for the installation of 11 inner array and two export cables on the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm project, offshore Norway. The Hywind Tampen project is an 88 MW offshore wind farm comprising 11 wind … Continue reading Seaway 7 awarded contract for floating offshore wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for the world’s largest wind energy project

Giant step in floating offshore wind power: Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for the world’s largest wind farm, the first to supply wind energy to oil rigs. The Hywind Tampen floating marine wind farm, located in Norway, will be the largest in the world, with a total capacity of 88 MW and equipped … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for the world’s largest wind energy project

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WindFloat Atlantic begins the installation of the first floating wind farm

The first WindFloat Atlantic unit – featuring the world’s largest offshore wind turbines on a floating platform – has departed for its final destination off the Portuguese coast of Viana do Castelo, where the commissioning of the floating wind farm will take place. The wind power project will speed up the commercial deployment of innovative … Continue reading WindFloat Atlantic begins the installation of the first floating wind farm

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Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

The largest and most powerful wind turbine to be used in a floating wind power project – the V164-8.4 MW wind turbine from MHI Vestas – is now in place atop Principle Power’s WindFloat semi-submersible foundation. The first V164-8.4 MW wind turbine for WindFloat Atlantic was installed onto the WindFloat triangular platform at the quayside … Continue reading Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

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Windfloat Atlantic begins offshore wind power of the first floating wind farm in continental Europe

The first WindFloat Atlantic unit – which will have the world’s largest marine wind turbine on a floating platform – has set off for its final destination off the Portuguese coast of Viana do Castelo, where the exploitation of the floating wind farm will take place. Since it can be located in very deep waters, … Continue reading Windfloat Atlantic begins offshore wind power of the first floating wind farm in continental Europe

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EDPR and Aker Solutions to Develop Floating Wind Farm in Ulsan, South Korea

WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables and Aker Solutions have formed a consortium with the ambition to develop an initial  500MW floating wind farm off the coast of Ulsan Metropolitan City in South Korea. The consortium was formed as EDP Renewables, one of the top wind energy producers globally, and Aker Solutions, an engineering and technology company … Continue reading EDPR and Aker Solutions to Develop Floating Wind Farm in Ulsan, South Korea

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Floating wind power in South Korea: EDP will build a 500 MW wind farm

EDP Renovavéis (EPDR), in consortium with WindPower Korea and Aker Solutions, will build a floating wind farm with an initial capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) off the coast of the Metropolitan City of Ulsan (South Korea). The consortium was established through the investment of EDP Renováveis and the engineering company Aker Solutions in the development … Continue reading Floating wind power in South Korea: EDP will build a 500 MW wind farm

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Equinor to invest nearly $550 mn in floating wind energy off Norway

The 88 megawatt (MW) wind power project, called Hywind Tampen, consisting of 11 wind turbines, would meet about 35% of electricity needs at the Gullfaks and Snorre. Equinor will invest close to 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($549 million) to build floating wind turbines that will supply power to several North Sea oil and gas platforms, … Continue reading Equinor to invest nearly $550 mn in floating wind energy off Norway

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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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