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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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Final wind turbine sails to WindFloat Atlantic project site for installation

MHI Vestas confirms that the final V164-8.4 MW wind turbine atop Principle Power’s semi-submersible WindFloat Foundation has left the quay in Northern Spain and is sailing toward the project site. When the final wind turbine arrives at its destination after a 250 km journey, WindFloat Atlantic will consist of three V164-8.4 MW wind turbines – … Continue reading Final wind turbine sails to WindFloat Atlantic project site for installation

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The last platform of the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm sets sail

The wind energy platform will travel from the Galician city of Ferrol to its final location, 20 kilometers from the coast of Portugal.The two previous platforms – which also house the world’s largest offshore wind turbine on floating foundations – are already fully installed in the wind farm and provide power to the Portuguese electricity … Continue reading The last platform of the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm sets sail

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CTC works to reduce the cost of floating wind turbines by 15%

The MooringSense consortium, a European project led by the CTC Technology Center, has reached the first two milestones that allow it to lay the foundations for defining a new management model for floating wind turbines, by means of which it aspires to reduce its maintenance and of operation for the generation of offshore wind energy … Continue reading CTC works to reduce the cost of floating wind turbines by 15%

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Equinor powers ahead with floating wind power plant

Norway approved on Wednesday Equinor’s 4.8 billion Norwegian crowns ($466 million) plan to build floating offshore wind turbines that will provide electricity to North Sea oil and gas platforms. The long-planned wind energy project is going ahead despite Equinor’s decision to cut investment following a plunge in oil prices that has reduced the company’s cash … Continue reading Equinor powers ahead with floating wind power plant

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Norway approved plans for huge wind energy project

Norway’s Oil & Energy Ministry approved development plans on Wednesday for Equinor’s wind power project Hywind Tampen in the North Sea. It’s billed as the largest such project in the world, with construction due to start in 2022. Oil & Energy Minister Tina Bru claimed it was “an historic day” and that the Hywind Tampen … Continue reading Norway approved plans for huge wind energy project

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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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