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Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first 3 full months in production. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and … Continue reading Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

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Aker Solutions expands into offshore floating wind energy

Aker Solutions invested in floating wind power technology company Principle Power Inc., forming an alliance that brings its offshore oil and gas field engineering expertise into a fast-growing renewable energy market. Aker Solutions has an extensive track record in developing offshore oil and gas fields, with particular capabilities in floating facilities. The partnership will help … Continue reading Aker Solutions expands into offshore floating wind energy

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ALE completes installation of France’s first floating wind turbine inside harbour

ALE has completed the unique installation of wind turbine components for France’s first floating wind turbine at Saint Nazaire, France. The installation is part of the pre-commissioning works of FLOATGEN demonstrator, where ALE was contracted by IDEOL to perform the mechanical and electrical completion of a 2MW V80 wind turbine generator onto a floating foundation. … Continue reading ALE completes installation of France’s first floating wind turbine inside harbour

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ALE reach milestone in floating windmill installation

ALE has completed a major project milestone and lifted the second section of a telescopic tower, weighing 260t, of the first self-installing telescopic offshore windmill in Arinaga, Gran Canaria. This is part of the H2020 project, where ALE is part of the Consortium building the first self-installing telescopic offshore windmill for a 5MW turbine in … Continue reading ALE reach milestone in floating windmill installation

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Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

One of the world’s largest and most versatile floating cranes has arrived in Peterhead Port on December 12, 2017 ahead of 11 giant game-changing suction bucket foundations. Setting up base in Peterhead Port, the 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III will lift and install the 77 metre-high, 1,800 tonne steel jacket foundations – as heavy as … Continue reading Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

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A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm was officially opened today in Scotland. Statoil has installed a 30 MW wind farm of the North East coast of Scotland. It comprises five 6 MW Siemens turbines installed on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km off Peterhead. The “Hywind Scotland” wind farm is expected to power … Continue reading A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

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World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today, 18th October 2017, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland … Continue reading World’s first floating wind farm starts production

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The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially open the Hywind project about 15 miles (25km) off the shore of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, which could provide power for 20,000 homes.   The project has been developed by Norwegian state energy company Statoil – although Ms Sturgeon stressed Scottish firms had been involved in the work. Floating turbines have … Continue reading The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

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Floatgen floating wind power project inauguration: France’s first offshore wind turbine

On 13 October, the Floatgen project, which aims at demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of floating wind turbines, was officially inaugurated.   The project will see the deployment of a 2 MW floating wind turbine, at the SEM-REV test site located 12 nautical miles from the city of Le Croisic on the French Atlantic … Continue reading Floatgen floating wind power project inauguration: France’s first offshore wind turbine

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Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds

Floating wind turbines at sea could create up to three times as much electricity as turbines on land, increasing the energy potential for a technology that has yet to be proven at scale, a new study suggests. The new study comes at a time of reckoning for terrestrial wind power. Before the current wind power … Continue reading Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds

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Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

France’s first floating offshore turbine – and it’s first offshore wind turbine at all – was inauguarted in Saint-Nazaire, France, today.   The 2MW Vestas turbine is primed for the École Centrale de Nantes and CNRS’s SEM-REV offshore test site, after which it will be installed off the coast of Croisic for an initial period … Continue reading Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

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First commercial floating offshore wind farm nears completion

The fifth and final wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm, a joint project between Masdar and Statoil, has arrived at its final destination, Buchan Deep, 25km east of Peterhead in Scotland. Earlier this summer, all five turbines were successfully assembled outside Stord, Norway and they have now completed their journey … Continue reading First commercial floating offshore wind farm nears completion

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Mammoet participates in constructing the world’s first floating wind farm

Mammoet recently completed the assembly of the first five test turbines that will be used at Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first floating wind farm situated at Buchan Deep, 25 kilometers off the east coast of Scotland. The turbines were assembled at the NorSea Group’s Stordbase yard at Stord, Norway. Mammoet was contracted by … Continue reading Mammoet participates in constructing the world’s first floating wind farm

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World’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm on its way to Scotland

The first of five turbines for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm has now sailed away from Stord in Norway to its final destination, Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, announced that it had acquired a 25% stake in the Hywind Scotland project during … Continue reading World’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm on its way to Scotland

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Masdar JV set to launch world’s first floating wind farm

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar said its joint venture has reached a key milestone in the development of the world’s first commercial scale floating wind farm, which on completion will be sited off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. All five wind turbines, each with a capacity of six megawatts, have been mated onto a … Continue reading Masdar JV set to launch world’s first floating wind farm

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Floating Wind Plan Could Finally Crack California’s Offshore Market

James Temple for MIT Technology Review:  Three tapered smokestacks tower above Morro Bay’s otherwise idyllic harbor, offering what some residents see as a “three-fingered salute” to this pretty seaside town along California’s Central Coast. The six-decade-old Dynegy natural-gas plant, which shut down in early 2014, continues to loom over the city because it would cost … Continue reading Floating Wind Plan Could Finally Crack California’s Offshore Market

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Innovation in world´s largest floating wind farm by Siemens Gamesa can open new offshore areas

From the deep fjord outside Stord on the west coast of Norway, the floating wind turbines will be towed to Scottish waters. The world´s largest floating wind project will be located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at water depths between 90 and 120 meters. “Siemens Gamesa views the floating wind … Continue reading Innovation in world´s largest floating wind farm by Siemens Gamesa can open new offshore areas

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Floating offshore wind energy comes of age with break-through pipeline of projects

Floating offshore wind is no longer consigned to the laboratory: it’s a viable technology ready to be rolled out on an industrial scale, according to the latest report from WindEurope released today at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London.   Not only has the technology for floating offshore wind reached maturity, costs are … Continue reading Floating offshore wind energy comes of age with break-through pipeline of projects

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Siem Offshore Contractors invests in Ideol, a global leader in floating offshore wind energy

Siem Offshore Contractors has entered the floating offshore wind market through an investment in Ideol, a global technology leader, further expanding business and opening opportunities for inhouse vessels in the renewable energy sector while providing construction expertise for commercialising floating offshore wind. Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a global marine contractor specialising in offshore wind … Continue reading Siem Offshore Contractors invests in Ideol, a global leader in floating offshore wind energy

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Learn about Floating Wind Energy and Tenders

Don’t miss out on two of the most exciting sessions at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 conference in June. The offshore wind industry is transforming itself – floating technology and tenders are two of the motors driving this transformation. Learn everything you need to know at our expert panel sessions: Making floating wind energy commercially … Continue reading Learn about Floating Wind Energy and Tenders

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