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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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Isleburn awarded offshore wind power contract by Statoil

Statoil have awarded Isleburn with a contract, for the provision of the suction anchors to the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The unique floating wind park marks an important step forward for offshore wind technology, and potentially opens attractive new markets for renewable energy production worldwide. Isleburn … Continue reading Isleburn awarded offshore wind power contract by Statoil

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Statoil to build the world’s first floating wind farm: Hywind Scotland

Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. This marks an important step forward for offshore wind technology, and potentially opens attractive new markets for renewable energy production worldwide. The decision triggers investments of around NOK 2 billion, realizing … Continue reading Statoil to build the world’s first floating wind farm: Hywind Scotland

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Wind energy in France: tender for floating offshore wind power projects

The tender will close on April 4, 2016 and the French prime minister will decide on the bids. France has launched a tender for several floating offshore wind turbines in what is set to be the first attempt to test this new technology on an industrial scale. French environment agency ADEME on Wednesday posted a … Continue reading Wind energy in France: tender for floating offshore wind power projects

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Statoil to decide on Scottish floating wind farm in September

Statoil plans to take the final investment decision in September on building a floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland, set to be the first of its kind in the world, a spokesman for the company said on Tuesday.   Statoil, which has run a single floating offshore wind  turbine for several years in … Continue reading Statoil to decide on Scottish floating wind farm in September

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Fukushima Wind Power Project to Add Largest Wind Turbine Ever Used at Sea

A floating offshore wind power project in northern Japan will soon add a 7-megawatt wind turbine, the largest of its kind ever to be used at sea.   The new turbine will join a smaller 2-megawatt model, which has been generating power at the project about 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima … Continue reading Fukushima Wind Power Project to Add Largest Wind Turbine Ever Used at Sea

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Potential for floating photovoltaic solar energy in Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia has huge potential for floating photovoltaic systems with a total of 78 suitable lakes identified so far, a Tenaga Nasional Bhd green technology researcher said. “These lakes have a combined surface area of 1,001.9 sq km, and if we take up just 10 per cent of the total surface to fix floating photovoltaic … Continue reading Potential for floating photovoltaic solar energy in Malaysia

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Kyocera Completes Construction of Third Floating Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi; herein “Kyocera,”) and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (President: Shunichi Asada; herein “Century Tokyo Leasing”) announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed construction of its third floating mega-solar power plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. A ceremony was held on May 24 to commemorate completion of the 2.3-megawatt (MW) plant, … Continue reading Kyocera Completes Construction of Third Floating Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

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Construction on world’s largest floating photovoltaic solar power plant completed in Japan

The construction on a 2.3-megawatt floating solar power plant has been completed on Sunday in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan, which is the world’s largest floating solar power plant in terms of output. The plant, coinvested by electronics giant Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, is expected to generate 2, 680 megawatt hours (MWh) every … Continue reading Construction on world’s largest floating photovoltaic solar power plant completed in Japan

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Offshore wind energy project planned for Hawaii

Offshore wind energy developers have recently taken a look at possible locations in the Pacific Ocean off the Hawaiian Islands to create what would become the United States’ first floating offshore wind farm, a Hawaii renewable energy industry executive confirmed to PBN.   Thus far, there are no offshore wind farms up and running in … Continue reading Offshore wind energy project planned for Hawaii

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Ideol, Hitachi Zosen team up on floating wind turbines in Japan

Ideol and Hitachi Zosen have signed an agreement to design, engineer and build floating offshore wind turbines in Japan.   The project will use Ideol’s Damping Pool solution and is intended to speed up Japan’s drive to install floating wind farms as a way of increasing its energy mix. Ideol said the deal will support … Continue reading Ideol, Hitachi Zosen team up on floating wind turbines in Japan

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Offshore wind farm will use five 6-megawatt wind turbines manufactured by Alstom

Deepwater to Begin Construction on First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm. Deepwater Wind LLC, the developer planning wind projects off the U.S. Atlantic Coast, received $290 million in financing that will allow it to build its Block Island project, the first such project in the nation.   “We’ll have steel in the water this summer,” Chief … Continue reading Offshore wind farm will use five 6-megawatt wind turbines manufactured by Alstom

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Floating concentrated solar power plant in India

A floating concentrated solar thermal power plant conceptualised and implemented indigenously will be inaugurated next week at Rajarhat near Kolkata. The pilot concentrated solar power project has 10 KW capacity. The experimental project, the first such floating concentrating solar power plant in the country, has been promoted by the Union Ministry of Renewable Energy and … Continue reading Floating concentrated solar power plant in India

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Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm

A consortium comprised of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research, has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of … Continue reading Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm

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Japan eyes wind energy: Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project

A huge amount of electricity supply was lost in Japan when the nuclear power plant at Fukushima was disabled by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and compensating for such a loss has required original thinking. An ingenious solution that is being pursued is to build a network of power-generating systems relying on a … Continue reading Japan eyes wind energy: Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project

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Alstom and DCNS get together to found a sector of excellence in the floating wind energy

Alstom Renewable Power Chairman Jérôme Pécresse and DCNS Marine Energy and Infrastructures Division Director Thierry Kalanquin were on hand today as both groups signed a partnership agreement in the floating wind energy business. The agreement aims at developing and then commercialising an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine delivering 6 MW. The groups … Continue reading Alstom and DCNS get together to found a sector of excellence in the floating wind energy

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