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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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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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Full power at first floating wind energy project in continental Europe

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind confirms that the final of three V164 8.4 MW wind turbines is now generating power to the Portuguese grid. The third and final V164-8.4 MW wind turbine installed on Principle Power’s semi-submersible WindFloat floating platform has now completed testing at the WindFloat Atlantic project site, and is generating clean, renewable wind … Continue reading Full power at first floating wind energy project in continental Europe

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The first floating wind farm in continental Europe is now fully operational

The last platform of WindFloat Atlantic has been connected to the grid and the windfarm has been fully commissioned.The three units are now supplying the Portuguese electrical grid with the energy generated by their 8.4 MW wind turbines, the world’s largest turbines ever installed on a floating platform.The commissioning of this floating wind farm is … Continue reading The first floating wind farm in continental Europe is now fully operational

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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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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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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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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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Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for the world’s largest wind energy project

Giant step in floating offshore wind power: Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for the world’s largest wind farm, the first to supply wind energy to oil rigs. The Hywind Tampen floating marine wind farm, located in Norway, will be the largest in the world, with a total capacity of 88 MW and equipped … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will supply the wind turbines for the world’s largest wind energy project

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Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

The largest and most powerful wind turbine to be used in a floating wind power project – the V164-8.4 MW wind turbine from MHI Vestas – is now in place atop Principle Power’s WindFloat semi-submersible foundation. The first V164-8.4 MW wind turbine for WindFloat Atlantic was installed onto the WindFloat triangular platform at the quayside … Continue reading Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

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Equinor to invest nearly $550 mn in floating wind energy off Norway

The 88 megawatt (MW) wind power project, called Hywind Tampen, consisting of 11 wind turbines, would meet about 35% of electricity needs at the Gullfaks and Snorre. Equinor will invest close to 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($549 million) to build floating wind turbines that will supply power to several North Sea oil and gas platforms, … Continue reading Equinor to invest nearly $550 mn in floating wind energy off Norway

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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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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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