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Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

Approximately two years ago at the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE) we set up the Offshore Wind Working Group, promoted by a small group of companies interested in analyzing the opportunities that were opening up in the Spanish market for wind turbines, since some technologies Floaters were beginning to reach levels of commercial development. Floating offshore … Continue reading Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

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Ocean Winds announce the collaboration with TERNA ENERGY to co-develop floating offshore wind energy in Greece

OCEAN WINDS, the Joint Venture created by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, have signed a collaboration agreement with TERNA ENERGY to co-develop floating offshore wind projects in the Greek seas. OCEAN WINDS has a wide portfolio composed of 1.5 GW under construction and 4 GW under development, and with the target of reaching 5 to 7 … Continue reading Ocean Winds announce the collaboration with TERNA ENERGY to co-develop floating offshore wind energy in Greece

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EDP plans to build a floating offshore wind farm in Asturias

EDP ??plans to invest around 2,000 million euros in the period 2021-2025 and is committed to the development of floating offshore wind power off the coast of Asturias. At a press conference on the occasion of the presentation of the strategic plan of the Portuguese energy company, the financial director of the group and CEO … Continue reading EDP plans to build a floating offshore wind farm in Asturias

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Floating wind power in Asia Pacific: Deep offshore competence and risk mitigation required

Offshore wind energy is coming of age. Maturity, cost competitiveness, and reliability of the technology have improved significantly over the last 10 years – making offshore wind one of the most attractive clean energy technologies in the world today. Some of the main drivers which make offshore wind an attractive option include its minimal siting … Continue reading Floating wind power in Asia Pacific: Deep offshore competence and risk mitigation required

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Iberdrola plans the first floating offshore wind power plant in Spain

With a capacity of 300 MW with wind turbines, it represents an opportunity to develop value chain in the country and position the Spanish industry as an international benchmark. Industrial and employment hub: design and engineering could start this year. Until its entry into operation in 2026, it would generate more than 2,800 jobs / … Continue reading Iberdrola plans the first floating offshore wind power plant in Spain

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Floating Wind Turbines Buoy Hopes of Expanding Renewable Energy

Off the east coast of Scotland, in water more than 300 feet deep, five towering turbines weighing thousands of tons float in the North Sea. Installed in 2017, the turbines power about 36,000 homes a year. Wind farms have been erected on land and at sea for decades, but Hywind Scotland, operated by Norwegian oil … Continue reading Floating Wind Turbines Buoy Hopes of Expanding Renewable Energy

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South Korea to build world’s largest floating wind farm off Ulsan

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with OW Offshore, a Spanish offshore wind power company, and Kumyang, a Korea renewable energy company to develop a giant floating offshore wind power generation complex off the coast of Ulsan, which the parties involved claim will be the biggest in the … Continue reading South Korea to build world’s largest floating wind farm off Ulsan

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The Iberian region as a hub for floating offshore wind energy

A new study launched today by EIT InnoEnergy shows that Spain and Portugal have unique competitive advantages and enormous potential for the region to become a leading global hub for floating offshore wind energy.The study, entitled “Iberia as a hub for technology development and industrial leadership in the field of floating wind offshore energy”, has … Continue reading The Iberian region as a hub for floating offshore wind energy

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Floating offshore wind energy could create 50,000 jobs in Spain and Portugal by 2030

A new study by EIT InnoEnergy shows that Spain and Portugal have unique competitive advantages and enormous potential for the region to become a leading global hub for floating offshore wind energy. The study, entitled ‘Iberia as a hub for technology development and industrial leadership in the field of floating wind offshore energy’, has been … Continue reading Floating offshore wind energy could create 50,000 jobs in Spain and Portugal by 2030

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Floating wind power to grow 2000-fold by 2050 but more comprehensive standards and risk management required

Floating wind energy will play an important role in decarbonizing the global energy system, contributing 2% of the world’s power supply by 2050, but more comprehensive industry standards and risk management is required for the technology to scale. According to a new report by risk management and quality assurance company DNV GL, the cost of … Continue reading Floating wind power to grow 2000-fold by 2050 but more comprehensive standards and risk management required

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Saitec achieves 2.4 million for its floating offshore wind energy technology

Saitec Engineering has obtained a grant of 2.4 million euros from the European Commission’s Blue Economy Window initiative to finance the SATHScale project, which will address the challenge of bringing SATH floating offshore wind technology to market through the development of the prototype that begins with the validation and demonstration of its technology. It involves … Continue reading Saitec achieves 2.4 million for its floating offshore wind energy technology

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Could floating wind turbines power our homes?

Wind turbines floating miles out to sea could one day provide electricity to our homes, experts believe. Wales currently meets about 50% of its needs from renewable sources, including solar and wind. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to see fixed offshore wind farms power UK homes by 2030, while Plaid Cymru believes Wales could be … Continue reading Could floating wind turbines power our homes?

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First ever V164-9.5 MW wind turbine installed on a floating wind energy project

MHI Vestas has now installed the first V164 9.5 MW wind turbine, the most powerful wind turbine in use at a floating wind power plant, at the installation harbour for the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm. Today, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MHI Vestas) has furthered its leading position in floating offshore wind, installing the largest … Continue reading First ever V164-9.5 MW wind turbine installed on a floating wind energy project

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New DNV GL class rules for floating offshore wind energy expands industry horizon

As the first successful pilots transition into the first commercial projects, floating offshore wind is opening up new vistas to offshore wind generation. To help expand the segment, DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has released the first integrated rule set for floating offshore wind structures (DNVGL-RU-OU-0512). The rules provide both new entrants and … Continue reading New DNV GL class rules for floating offshore wind energy expands industry horizon

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Pilot project for floating offshore wind energy is picking up speed

Saitec Offshore Technologies and RWE Renewables award manufacturing and assembly contract for DemoSATH floating project to Ferrovial. Construction package covers concrete precasting and assembly of the floater. 90% of the construction budget will be destined to the local supply chain – Commissioning is scheduled for 2022. Leading global infrastructure operator Ferrovial has been selected for … Continue reading Pilot project for floating offshore wind energy is picking up speed

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Ferrovial will build and install a floating offshore wind energy platform in the Basque Country

Ferrovial announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded the construction and assembly of a prestressed concrete floating offshore wind platform in the Basque Country. The platform, with dimensions of 30 meters wide by 64 meters long, will be installed with a turbine included in a test field 2 miles off the coast of Vizcaya, … Continue reading Ferrovial will build and install a floating offshore wind energy platform in the Basque Country

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Samsung Heavy to develop floaters for offshore wind turbines

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Monday it has launched its project along with DNV GL, a Norwegian ship quality assurance company, to develop floaters for offshore wind turbines. Under the deal with DNV GL, a leading global technical certification and standardization of offshore wind power, Samsung Heavy plans to develop large floaters … Continue reading Samsung Heavy to develop floaters for offshore wind turbines

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MHI Vestas and EolMed partner for floating offshore wind farm in France

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the EolMed floating project and will supply three V164-10.0 MW wind turbines. The emergence of floating offshore wind in France took another step forward, as Qair (formerly known as Quadran Énergies Marines) tabbed MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply three V164-10.0 … Continue reading MHI Vestas and EolMed partner for floating offshore wind farm in France

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Construction starts on the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore wind farm, at Kværner Stord. The technology project opens up new opportunities for Norwegian industry. Prime Minister Solberg and Linga started the cutting robot on the project’s first sheet of steel on Thursday, 1 October. Kværner’s assignment will … Continue reading Construction starts on the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm

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Vattenfall opens its first floating solar farm

Vattenfall has opened its first floating solar farm in Gendringen, the Netherlands. The solar farm, with a capacity of 1.2 megawatt, was built on the site of the sand and gravel extraction company Netterden. This means that from now on, half of the annual energy consumption of the electric sand dredge and the associated sorting and processing … Continue reading Vattenfall opens its first floating solar farm

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