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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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WindEurope delivers vision for European floating offshore wind energy

Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, opened the Floating Offshore Wind Energy event in Marseille. His keynote focused on the industry’s vision to maintain European technological leadership in offshore in the coming decades. Floating offshore wind is coming of age in Europe; with a pipeline of projects approaching the commercialisation of over 300 MW, and a … Continue reading WindEurope delivers vision for European floating offshore wind energy

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Navacel transports towers for Hywind?

Navacel has started loading five towers that will be part of the wind turbine structures of Statoil’s floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland Pilot Park in the UK. The shipment will depart Navacel‘s facilities in the Port of Bilbao and will be transported to the assembly area in Stord Base, Norway. The towers, manufactured by Navacel, … Continue reading Navacel transports towers for Hywind?

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AXYS to participate in first stage of wind development in Port-La Nouvelle France

AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) is pleased to announce its participation in French EolMed wind development initiatives in the zone between Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan. An AXYS WatchKeeper buoy will be deployed by French company Créocéan on the behalf of QUADRAN, at the location over the next year to gather comprehensive metocean data. This marks the … Continue reading AXYS to participate in first stage of wind development in Port-La Nouvelle France

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More Hywind to Aibel

Aibel has been awarded the task of assisting Statoil with commissioning of five floating wind turbines for the Hywind Scotland project. The assembly work will take place at Stord prior to towing the wind turbines to Scottish sector. In total, the work is estimated to approx. 13,000 hours. Aibel will work integrated with Statoil and … Continue reading More Hywind to Aibel

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New floating wind farm set to put Scottish Highlands at forefront of sustainable energy

Dounreay Trì Limited has awarded the construction contract for a novel floating wind farm off the Northern Coast of Scotland to Scottish energy sector service company, Global Energy Group. The works will be carried out at the Group’s Nigg Energy Park facility in the Highlands, and the project is subject to Marine Scotland and Scottish … Continue reading New floating wind farm set to put Scottish Highlands at forefront of sustainable energy

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Hexicon submits Dounreay Trì application

HiDef is pleased to confirm that it has played a major role in assessing the potential environmental effects of Hexicon AB’s Dounreay Trì Floating Wind Demonstration (known as Dounreay Trì) project, by undertaking the ornithological impact assessment chapter of the Environmental Statement (ES) and working with SMRU Limited, who undertook the marine mammal impact assessment … Continue reading Hexicon submits Dounreay Trì application

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SBM lands EDF offshore floating wind power pilot project

Following the French government’s push for renewable energy projects, EDF was selected to construct a pilot floating wind farm for its Provence Grand Large project.   The project, which remains subject to EDF’s final investment decision, would also benefit from a state financing scheme backed by the Environment and Energy Management Agency – Agence de … Continue reading SBM lands EDF offshore floating wind power pilot project

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Senvion 6.2M152 in the running for first floating French wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has especially adapted its 6.2M152 wind turbine to the floating offshore foundation developed by the EolMed consortium, led by Quadran. A consortium led by French-based Quadran and a consortium of French group Eolfi and Chinese nuclear group CGN have won tenders for pilot floating wind parks off … Continue reading Senvion 6.2M152 in the running for first floating French wind farm

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China CGN wins French wind power contract

China nuclear giant CGN said Monday that it had partnered with French new-energy firm Eolfi on a winning tender for a floating wind power project in France. A consortium led by CGN European Energy and Eolfi won the 24MW project, which will be in the sea off the island of Groix in Brittany, it said. … Continue reading China CGN wins French wind power contract

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DNV GL launches new Joint Industry Project for standardisation of floating wind turbines

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has launched a new joint industry project (JIP) together with fourteen global partners to mutually develop a Recommended Practice for the coupled analysis of floating offshore wind turbines. Despite the fact that the wind industry has a strong focus on the development … Continue reading DNV GL launches new Joint Industry Project for standardisation of floating wind turbines

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Floating wind turbines proposed in Hawaii

Floating wind turbines have been proposed for the 72-mile wide Ka’ie’iewaho Channel, which separates Kauai and Oahu and the environmental conservation group Life of the Land is calling for meetings on both islands to bring the public up to speed. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has received unsolicited bids from two companies to build … Continue reading Floating wind turbines proposed in Hawaii

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California tries to capture offshore wind energy

Offshore wind farms are finally coming to the United States but don’t expect to see spinning blades off the shores of California any time soon. While the industry predicts a clean-energy bonanza from the West Coast’s steady and powerful breezes that may go a long way to help the state meet its ambitious clean energy … Continue reading California tries to capture offshore wind energy

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The world’s largest floating offshore wind farm will be operational next year

Norwegian company Statoil is building the world’s largest offshore wind farm near Scotland – and it’s set to start producing energy as early as 2017. The Hywind Scotland Pilot Park wind farm will feature five turbines generating six megawatts of power each. Statoil has pioneered Hywind turbine technology – a different way to construct wind … Continue reading The world’s largest floating offshore wind farm will be operational next year

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World’s largest floating wind farm to be built off Scottish coast

The world’s largest floating windfarm is set to be built off the coast of Scotland after its developers were granted a seabed lease on Monday. Statoil, the Norwegian energy company, expects to have five 6MW turbines bobbing in the North Sea and generating electricity by the end of 2017. The company has already operated a … Continue reading World’s largest floating wind farm to be built off Scottish coast

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ENGIE, EDP Renewables, Caisse Des Dépôts and Eiffage Join to Respond to ADEME’s Request for Proposals for A ‘Pilot Floating Wind Farm’

Closely designed with local players, this project will immediately create lasting economic activity. Based on innovative technology developed in France, the project represents a decisive step in the development of a highly promising renewable national marine energy resource and an encouraging vector for exports. ENGIE, EDP Renewables, Caisse des Dépôts and Eiffage have today submitted … Continue reading ENGIE, EDP Renewables, Caisse Des Dépôts and Eiffage Join to Respond to ADEME’s Request for Proposals for A ‘Pilot Floating Wind Farm’

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UMass Amherst Engineers Developing Multiline Anchor System for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

A team of researchers that includes two engineers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines that uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in industrial-scale, offshore wind farms. Civil and environmental … Continue reading UMass Amherst Engineers Developing Multiline Anchor System for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

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RES assists floating wind farm to hit first milestone

RES has assisted Hexicon to achieve its recent submission of a scoping report for the Dounreay Trì floating wind demonstration project by providing an array of development services. Since October 2014, RES has provided site selection, development, wind analysis and metocean services in support of the project. Jim Sandon, COO Offshore at RES commented: “RES … Continue reading RES assists floating wind farm to hit first milestone

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Floating wind power winning cost argument

The fast-emerging floating wind power sector is winning the economic argument over its perception as a high-cost technology, led by the huge resource potential in deepwater water regions around the world, a new industry poll run by Make Consulting and Recharge has found. Some 80% of those surveyed at a specially-organised Recharge forum, attended by … Continue reading Floating wind power winning cost argument

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Siemens to supply offshore wind turbines to world’s largest floating wind farm

Siemens is strengthening its collaboration with Norwegian company Statoil on floating offshore wind turbines. For the 30 megawatt (MW) Hywind Scotland Project, Siemens will supply five of its SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines. The turbines will be installed on floating foundations operating in water depths between 90 and 120 meters. The world’s largest floating … Continue reading Siemens to supply offshore wind turbines to world’s largest floating wind farm

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