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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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Wind power in the Canary Islands, Greenalia plans four offshore wind farms in Gran Canaria

Greenalia has initiated the procedures for the development of four floating offshore wind farms in Gran Canaria, which are added to the 50 MW ‘Gofio’ wind farm, whose processing began at the beginning of this year and which has already passed the public exhibition phase . Greenalia underlines its commitment to floating offshore wind, one … Continue reading Wind power in the Canary Islands, Greenalia plans four offshore wind farms in Gran Canaria

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Floating offshore wind energy is gearing up for take-off

This year’s edition of the world’s largest event on floating offshore wind turbines, FOWT, started in Marseille (France) on Monday, 7 September. The three-day FOWT 2020 event brings together experts and policy-makers from Europe and beyond to exchange on the latest developments in floating offshore wind power. In a panel discussion on the opening day … Continue reading Floating offshore wind energy is gearing up for take-off

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Total and Macquarie to build 2 GW floating offshore wind energy

Total and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group have partnered to develop five floating offshore wind turbine projects in South Korea with a capacity of up to 2GW. As part of the 50/50 partnership, the two companies agreed to develop floating offshore wind power projects off the east and south coasts near the country’s Ulsan and South … Continue reading Total and Macquarie to build 2 GW floating offshore wind energy

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Floating wind energy certification

The next phase of the energy transition requires the committed implementation of new technologies such as floating wind turbines in offshore wind farms.Floating offshore wind is opening up new possibilities for wind power locations and will play a critical role in the transition to a cleaner energy supply, contributing significantly to an increase in offshore … Continue reading Floating wind energy certification

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Offshore wind power a key resource not to be squandered in Japan

It is possible to fight the climate crisis and bolster the economy at the same time by making full use of an abundant resource that’s right before our eyes. The government and the private sector must work together to expand wind power generation. The government last month added new zones where offshore wind energy generation … Continue reading Offshore wind power a key resource not to be squandered in Japan

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Commissioning of the first floating wind energy platform in Santander

The Basque engineering company Saitec has installed its BlueSATH device in its final location in the Abra del Sardinero in Santander The floating marine platform has been transported from the Pontejos de Astander Dock (Astillero, Cantabria), where it was moored for set-up; to its final location, located 800 meters away from the Cantabrian coast. Afterwards, … Continue reading Commissioning of the first floating wind energy platform in Santander

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Rovco to survey Erebus floating wind energy project

The Simply Blue Energy and Total Blue Gem Wind joint venture has contracted Rovco to carry out inspection work for the wind turbines of the 96 MW Erebus floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea off Wales. The work, 45 km off the Pembrokeshire coast, will begin this month and will consist of geophysical … Continue reading Rovco to survey Erebus floating wind energy project

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Acciona inaugurates the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic plant in Spain

Guillermo Fernández Vara, President of the Junta (Regional Government) of Extremadura, and ACCIONA President José Manuel Entrecanales today inaugurated the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain on the Sierra Brava reservoir (Extremadura).  The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Olga García, Regional Minister for Ecological Transition and Sustainability of the Junta de Extremadura, … Continue reading Acciona inaugurates the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic plant in Spain

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France opens public consultation to install 750 MW of floating wind energy in Brittany

The French National Commission for Public Debate (CNDP) launched a public consultation on future floating wind energy projects in southern Brittany. The Multiannual Energy Program (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) calls for tenders for 8.75 GW of offshore wind energy between 2020 and 2028, and for the development of up to 6.2 GW of operating … Continue reading France opens public consultation to install 750 MW of floating wind energy in Brittany

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Floating wind energy set to sail to 70GW of capacity by 2040

An estimated 70 GW of floating wind power could be installed across the globe by 2040, according to forecasts contained in the Carbon Trust’s new Floating Wind Joint Industry Project’s (JIP’s) second phase summary report. The nascent sector could expand rapidly to deliver £195bn worth of projects, the report adds, underscoring the “opportunity for the … Continue reading Floating wind energy set to sail to 70GW of capacity by 2040

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GWEC launches Task Force to drive global growth of floating offshore wind energy

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with key global industry players to accelerate the growth of this fast-moving offshore wind power sector by developing a common view to address barriers to growth and provide best practices.The Task Force will be Chaired by industry pioneer Henrik Stiesdal, and … Continue reading GWEC launches Task Force to drive global growth of floating offshore wind energy

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Concession granted for a 250 MW floating wind power plant in Italy

Wind energy project company 7 Seas Med has been granted a 30-year maritime state concession to install a 250 MW floating wind farm in the Strait of Sicily, according to European public procurement journal Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). The wind farm will install 25 floating wind turbines each of 10 MW. The Taranto-based company requested … Continue reading Concession granted for a 250 MW floating wind power plant in Italy

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Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

The wind power project would have 67 wind turbines deployed in the Celtic Sea. In 2019 the government set a target of 3.5 GW for offshore wind energy production by 2030 and a 7% per annum reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Val Cummins, a leading figure in offshore wind in Ireland, said: “With … Continue reading Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

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Cobra achieves a loan for floating wind energy

Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios has secured a GBP 380 million green loan financing for the construction of the Kincardine floating wind farm offshore Scotland. The project comprises the construction of a 50 MW wind farm some 15 kilometres south-east of Aberdeen. Kincardine will consist of six turbines, one 2 MW which was commissioned back in … Continue reading Cobra achieves a loan for floating wind energy

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French and Japanese Leaders Team Up to Develop Commercial Scale Floating Offshore Wind power Projects

JERA (Japan’s largest utility company), ADEME INVESTISSEMENT (a 100% French State-owned investment company aiming at financing innovative infrastructure projects) and IDEOL (a global leader in floating offshore wind) have agreed on the key terms for the establishment of an investment vehicle dedicated to the financing of the development phase of at least 2 GW of … Continue reading French and Japanese Leaders Team Up to Develop Commercial Scale Floating Offshore Wind power Projects

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Italy begins the first floating wind power plant in the Mediterranean

Italian developers have begun work on a 750-million-euro (840-million-U.S.-dollar) plan that would create the Mediterranean Sea’s first floating wind farm. The so-called 7Seas Med project will involve 25 floating wind turbines producing up to ten megawatts of power each. They will be located around 35 kilometers off the coast of the Sicilian city of Marsala, … Continue reading Italy begins the first floating wind power plant in the Mediterranean

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Saitec and BiMEP sign the contract to install the first floating wind turbine in the Basque Country

The promotion of offshore wind energy is key in the process of transition to climate neutrality, according to a statement from the Ministry for Ecological Transition. For this reason, the draft Climate Change Law gives a boost to the development of renewable energies, and the Integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate 2021-2030 (PNIEC) is … Continue reading Saitec and BiMEP sign the contract to install the first floating wind turbine in the Basque Country

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