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TotalEnergies Touts Floating Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l.)
TotalEnergies
Date: 2022-05-13
Paris-headquartered TotalEnergies reports construction of the 30-MW Eolmed floating wind farm project 18 km off the Mediterranean coast of Gruissan and Port la Nouvelle, France, is underway. The project, which consist of three 10 MW wind turbines mounted on steel floats and connected to the French Electricity Transmission Network (RTE) by an underwater cable, is expected to come online in 2024.

In addition to the Eolmed project, TotalEnergies is participating in a tender in Brittany to develop a floating wind farm with Green Investment Group and Qair. In South Korea, the company is developing a portfolio of over 2 GW of floating offshore wind and in the UK, TotalEnergies is developing the 96 MW Erebus project in the Celtic Sea with its partner Simply Blue Energy. TotalEnergies also launched the TotalEnergies SBE US joint venture with Simply Blue Group.

Additionally, TotalEnergies is developing a 10-Mw portfolio of offshore wind projects -- 2/3 are bottom-fixed and 1/3 are floating -- in the United Kingdom (Seagreen project, Outer Dowsing, Erebus, ScotWind), South Korea (Bada project), Taiwan (Yunlin project), France (Eolmed project) and the U.S. (New York Bight project). The Company has also qualified to participate in competitive tenders in the US, UK and France, and will participate in tenders in Norway and Poland, according to the release. (Source: TotalEnergies, Website PR, 10 May, 2022) Contact: TotalEnergies, Olivier Terneaud, VP Offshore Wind, Investor Relations, +33 1 47 44 46 46, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News TotalEnergies,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


ScottishPower, Shell Partner on Scotwind Energy Skills (Int'l.)
ScottishPower, Shell
Date: 2022-05-13
In the UK, ScottishPower and Shell are reporting a collaboration with the National Energy Skills Accelerator (NESA) to maximise economic and employment opportunities linked to the development of floating offshore windfarms in Scottish waters and to build the country's green energy workforce.

The proposed Floating Wind Skills Accelerator will focus on the benefits of Scotland becoming a global leader through floating offshore wind like ScottishPower and Shell's MarramWind and Campion Wind projects.

NESA is part of the Energy Transition Zone in Aberdeen and is supported by partners including Robert Gordon University, the University of Aberdeen, North East Scotland College, Energy Transition Zone Limited and Skills Development Scotland. (Source: Scottish Power Renewables, PR, ENP, 12 May, 2022) Contact: Scottish Power Renewables, Charlie Jordan, Offshore Director UK, Ireland, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ScottishPower,  Shell,  Offshore Wind,  Wind,  Floating Wind,  


Corio Generation, Ontario Teacher's Pension Fund Tout Offshore Wind JV Agreement (Ind. Report)
Corio Generation
Date: 2022-05-13
Offshore wind developer Corio Generation is reporting a joint venture with global investor Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board to invest as much as $1 billion to fund the development of up to 9GW of offshore wind projects.

The initial portfolio will include 14 fixed bottom and floating wind projects in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Ireland and the UK, all of which are under development by Corio. Ontario Teachers' will acquire up to half of Corio's stake in these projects, supporting development, construction and operation. The two parties will also explore the creation or acquisition of new projects.

The Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund is a major infrastructure investor with $20 billion in infrastructure assets across five continents, including a sizeable portfolio of renewable assets.

Corio Generation, a Macquarie Green Investment Group (GIG) portfolio company, holds one of the world's largest offshore wind development portfolios, according to the company.

The transaction is expected to be complete in Q3, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, (Source: Corio Generation, Website PR, 12 May, 2022) Contact: Corio Generation, Jonathan Cole, CEO, www.coriogeneration.com; Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Chris Ireland, Renewables, MD, www.otpp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Corio Generation,  Offshore Wind,  


Calif. Aims for 3GW Floating Wind Capacity by 2030 (Ind. Report)
California Energy Commission
Date: 2022-05-11
In Sacramento, the California Energy Commission (CEC) reports it has set a floating offshore wind target of 3GW by 2030 rising to 15GW by 2045 and possibly 20GW by 2050.

The targets are contained in a draft AB 525 report. (Source: California Energy Commission, PR, Website, 9 May, 2022) Contact: California Energy Commission, 916-654-428, renewable@energy.ca.gov, www.energy.ca.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News California Energy Commission,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Wind,  


Technip Provides FEED for Korean Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.)
Technip Energies , Equinoe
Date: 2022-04-20
Paris-headquartered Technip Energies reports it has been selected by Equinor South Korea Co Ltd to perform a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for the offshore floating wind Firefly project, 70 kilometers offshore the East Coast city of Ulsan, South Korea. The project is slated for construction in 2027.

The FEED contract covers engineering of the floating wind turbine substructures for the proposed 800 megawatts offshore wind farm. The design of the substructures will include Technip Energies' in-house floater technology INO15™. With a capacity of 15 megawatts, INO15™ technology is a three columns semi-submersible floater which is well suited for fabrication in large series.

According to the company website, Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition operates in 34 countries and has a leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. (Source: Technip Energies, PR Website, April, 2022) Contact: Technip Energies, www.technipenergies.com; Equinor South Korea, www.equinor.com/en/where-we-are/south-korea.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Technip Energies,  Equinor South Korea,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind ,  


Hexicon Announces Greek Floating Offshore Wind JV (Int'l. Report)
Hexicon
Date: 2022-04-11
Stockholm-headquartered twin offshore wind turbine technology developer Hexicon AB is touting Hexicon Power SA, a new Greek offshore wind Joint Venture (JV).   

Hexicon's patented TwinWind technology consists of a floating foundation with two turbines enabling more turbines per sea area, which increases the energy yield and reduces the environmental impact, according to the company.

The Greek government is aiming to generate 60 pct of its electricity mix from renewable sources by 2030, according to the Hexicon release. (Source: Hexicon, Website, PR, 11 April, 2022) Contact: Hexicon, Marcus Thor, CEO, Jonna Holmgren, Communications, +46 708 88 05 02, jonna.holmgren@hexicon.eu, www.hexicon.eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hexicon ,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind,  


SeaTwirl Norwegian Floating Wind Demo Approved (Int'l. Report)
SeaTwirl
Date: 2022-03-30
Gotherburg, Sweden-headquartered SeaTwirl reports receipt of Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) approval for a five-year concession to demonstrate its patented 1MW S2x floating vertical-axis offshore wind technology off the coast of Lauplandsholmen, Norway.

SeaTwirl's tower mounted wind turbines and floating sub-sea structure are assembled and rotate as one unit. Around the tower, above the water surface but below the wind turbine, is an enclosed, stored generator housing that is static or non-rotating. The bottom-anchored SeaTwirl turbines can be sited in areas that are currently out of reach for offshore wind turbines. SeaTwirl turbines can be anchored much deeper than 50-60 meters and sited where winds are stronger and more reliable, according to the company website. (Source: SeaTwirl, Website, PR, 29 Mar., 2022) Contact: SeaTwirl, Peter Laurits, CEO, +46 701 48 01 98, peter.laurits@seatwirl.com, www.seatwril.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SeaTwirl,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind,  Vertical Axis Wind,  


Celtic Sea Wind, Green Hydrogen Project Announced (Int'l.)
Source Energie
Date: 2022-03-28
In the UK, the Crown Estate is in consultations with the consultany firm Source Energie to identify both medium- and long-term sites for floating offshore wind projects with ERM Dolphyn, an innovator in green hydrogen production.

The initiative aims to develop floating wind sites that produce green hydrogen rather than electricity. Future expansion could provide more than 2 GW of energy, which would provide enough hydrogen to make a material impact on local and national decarbonisation targets and sufficient heat for toughly 1 million homes.

ERM Dolphyn's technology combines electrolysis, desalination and hydrogen production on a floating wind platform. It has been developed by ERM, a leading sustainability consultancy, with support from the UK Government, the Scottish and Welsh Governments.

To date Source Energie has led over 15GW of wind and solar PV projects on a global scale and is currently developing 5 GW of offshore wind, solar PV and energy storage projects across Ireland and the UK. (Source: Source Energie, Website PR, 28 Mar., 2022) Contact: ERM Dolphyn, www.ermdolphyn.erm.com; ERM, Meryl Hanlon, +44 (0) 7760 168293, meryl.hanlon@erm.com, www.erm.com; Source Energie, Kevin Lynch, CEO, Garrett Morrison CDO, +44 (0) 7920 751516, garrett.morrison@sourceenergie.com, www.sourceenergie.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Green Hydrogen,  Source Energie ,  


PEAK Wind Launches "Floating Wind Excellence" Group (Int'l.)
PEAK Wind
Date: 2022-03-23
Stockholm, Sweden-headquartered wind energy technical, operational and asset management services consultancy PEAK Wind is touting a new "Floating Wind Excellence" practice group focused on floating offshore wind .

PEAK Wind provides technical, financial, and commercial expertise to wind farm owners and investors worldwide with consultants based in Denmark, Germany, Spain, the U.S., the UK and Taiwan, according to the company website. (Source: PEAK Wind, Website PR, 22 Mar., 2022) Contact: PEAK Wind, Ilmas Bayati Head of Floating Wind Excellence , +45 31 23 21 68, iba@peak-wind.com, www.peak-wind.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News PEAK Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind,  


Aker Offshore Wind, Mainstream Renewable Power Close Japan Offshore Wind Transaction (Int'l.)
Aker Offshore Wind, Mainstream Renewable Power
Date: 2022-03-16
Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power have closed the transaction which will see them take an initial 50 percent ownership stake in offshore wind developer Progression Energy's 800 MW floating offshore wind project in Japan. The project is a well-formed early-stage development opportunity, and the site has been identified as ideal for floating wind.

The parties will now collectively continue to mature the project. As a consortium, the three companies bring together highly complementary capabilities and experience. Aker Offshore Wind, as a part of the Aker group of companies, is able to leverage decades of offshore and floating expertise, whilst Mainstream brings a global leadership position in offshore wind development. Progression Energy has a successful track record in recognizing markets with strong fundamentals early and positioning itself for success. Progression Energy has a team established in Japan with experience in engaging stakeholders such as fishing unions and securing permits for its multiple project, according to the release. (Source: Aker Offshore Wind, Website,14 March 2022) Contact: Aker Offshore Wind, , +47 48 44 24 26, maria.knudsen@akeroffshorewind.com, www.akeroffshorewind.com; Mainstream Renewable Energy, www.mainstreamrp.com; Progression Energy, www.progression-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aker Offshore Wind,  Mainstream Renewable Power,  


BayWa r.e. Building Floating-PV Plant for Quarzwerke (Int'l)
BayWa r.e.
Date: 2022-02-09
BayWa r.e. reports it will implement what is currently one of the largest Floating-PV plants in Germany for the family-owned company Quarzwerke GmbH. The plant is being constructed on the Silbersee III Lake adjacent to the Quarzwerke plant site in the city of Haltern am See.

When fully operational the solar installation will incorporate roughly 5,800 photovoltaic modules with a combined installed rated output of around 3 MW-peak, produce around 3 million kWh of electricity per year, and save around 1,100 tpy of CO2.

Quarzwerke intends to use 75 pct of the green electricity to further reduce their CO2 footprint and enable the company to become independent of rising energy and CO2 prices. The surplus green electricity is to be fed into the public grid.

In other BayWa news, London-headquartered renewable energy investor Quercus Investment Partners reports BayWa r.e. is acquiring a Quercus 700-MW portfolio of 11 "construction ready" solar PV projects in Spain where it presently has 378 MWp of installed renewable energy capacity with a further 200 MWp of projects awaiting commissioning in Q1, this year and more than 1.5 GW planned for 2025, according to BayWa. (Source: BayWa r.e., Power Solutions GmbH, Website PR, 7 Feb., 2022) Contact: BayWa r.e. Power Solutions GmbH,, Stephan Auracher, Managing Director, oni Weigl, Head of Product Management Floating-PV, www.baywa-re.com; Quercus Investment Partners, www.quercus-partners.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e.,  Wind,  Floating Wind,  


Floating Energy Allyance Wins Scottish Offshore Win Bid (Int'l.)
Floating Energy Allyance, Baywa r.e.
Date: 2022-01-24
Following up on our Sept., 18, 2021 coverage, London-based Floating Energy Allyance (FEA) -- a development partnership of BayWa r.e., Elicio, and BW Ideol, a floating wind project co-developer -- reports winning the rights from Crown Estate Scotland to develop a roughly 1 GW floating offshore wind farm 75km off the northeast of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The Allyance will nnext seek to re-engage with key stakeholders, step up environmental surveys and progress further work on design as it moves towards developing detailed proposals for the project ahead of applying for consent. FEA expects to enter into an Option Lease Agreement with CES by April , this year. (Source: Waywa r.e. Website, 20 Jan., 2022) Contact: BW Ideol, Paul de la Gueriviere, CEO Elicio, Alain Janssens, CEO, Floating Energy Allyance, London-based www.fe-allyance.co.uk; BayWa r.e., www.baywa-re.com; Elicio, www.elicio.be/en; BW Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.bw-ideol.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Energy Allyance ,  BayWa r.e.,  Elicio,  BW Ideol,  Offshore Wind,  


TetraSpar Floating Wind Demo Underway Off Norway (Int'l.)
Stiesdal Offshore Technologies
Date: 2021-12-03
Denmark-headquartered Stiesdal Offshore Technologies is reporting the TetraSpar Demonstrator floating offshore wind project has been commissioned and is now operating in 650 ft of water at the METCentre test site in Norway. The TetraSpar foundation is a keeled, floating tubular steel structure designed for shallow water wind applications.

The project partners include Shell, RWE, TEPCO Renewables, and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies. (Source: Stiesdal Offshore Technologies, Offshore, 1 Dec., 2021) Contact: Stiesdal Offshore Technologies, info@stiesdal.com, www.stiesdal.com; Teteaspar www.stiesdal.com/offshore-technologies/the-tetraspar-full-scale-demonstration-project

More Low-Carbon Energy News Shell,  RWE,  TEPCO Renewables,  Stiesdal Offshore Technologies,  Flaoting Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Gazelle Wind Power Opens U.S. Office in Austin (Ind. Report)
Gazelle Wind Power
Date: 2021-10-29
Dublin Ireland-headquartered floating offshore wind specialist Gazelle Wind Power is reporting the opening of its first U.S. office in Austin. Texas. The company also has offices in Dubai, London, Madrid, and Paris.

The Gazelle Wind Power floating wind platform uses approximately 70 pct less steel in its construction and is one-third the weight of other floating platforms . It has a tilt of less than 1 degree and has 80 pct less mooring tension load than tension leg platforms. The Gazelle platform is more compact and simpler to build, deploy, and maintain than other floating platforms, which translates to dramatically lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE). (Source: Gazelle Wind Power, PR, Website, 26 Oct., 2021) Contact: Gazelle Wind Power, www.gazellewindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind,  


X1 Wind Touts "Downwind" Floating Offshore Wind Platform (Int'l.)
X1 Wind
Date: 2021-10-18
Barcelona-based X1 Wind reports it has completed the rotor assembly for its prototype X30 floating wind platform which is now fully assembled in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, ready for installation. Fitted with a specially adapted V29 Vestas turbine, the unique "downwind" system is able to "weathervane" and orientate passively with the wind to maximise energy yields.

The novel tripod-like platform also features greater structural efficiency with a lighter and more scalable design while minimizing environmental impact on the ocean. The X1 Wind platform incorporates the best features of a semi-submersible -- with a low draft -- and the ability to reach deeper waters by a Tension Leg Platform (TLP) mooring system -- with a small seabed footprint.

X1 Wind's X30 deployment is in conjunction with the PivotBuoy Project backed by a pan-European consortium including leading companies EDP NEW, DNV, INTECSEA, ESM and DEGIMA and world-class research centres WavEC, DTU and PLOCAN. (Source: X1 Wind, Website, PR, 12 Oct., 2021)Contact: X1 Wind, Alex Raventos., CEO, +34 646 661 526, info@x1wind.com, www.x1wind.com; Pivot Buoy, www.pivotbuoy.eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News X1 Wind,  Floating Wind,  


BlueFloat, Flack Eying Celtic Sea Floating Wind Projects (Int'l.)
BlueFloat, Flack
Date: 2021-10-13
Madrid-based utility-scale floating offshore wind energy developer BlueFloat Energy and Milan, Italy-headquartered onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables report they are exploring floating offshore wind development opportunities in the UK Celtic Sea, and are in talks with The Crown Estate to that end.

BlueFloat and Falck are presently partners in potential floating offshore wind projects in Scotland, where they have submitted applications in the ScotWind leasing round, as well as in Italy. The UK is aiming to achieve net- zero and 40 GW offshore and 1 GW floating offshore wind by 2030. (Source: BlueFloat Energy, Website PR, 7 Oct., 2021) Contact: BlueFloat Energy, info@bluefloat.com, www.bluefloat.com; Falck Renewables, +39 02 24331, sviluppo.falckrenewales.com, www.falckrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BlueFloat,  Flack ,  


Floating Energy Allyance Bidding on ScotWind Foundations (Int'l.)
Floating Energy Allyance ,Elicio
Date: 2021-09-15
Floating Energy Allyance (FEA), a partnership including BayWa r.e., Belgian offshore wind developer, owner and operator Elicio, and floating wind technology developer BW Ideol, is reporting a proposed floating offshore wind farm in Scottish waters could create 3,900 jobs in Scotland at the peak of manufacturing and construction, if the project is successful in a leasing round for the rights to develop new Scottish offshore wind projects.

Floating Energy Allyance is bidding in the ScotWind leasing round run by Crown Estate Scotland, which closed on 16th July, and is committed to manufacturing the project's floating concrete foundations at a port location in Scotland. The successful bidder for the project is expected to be announced early in 2022. (Source: Floating Energy Allyance, Website PR, 14 Sept., 2021) Contact: Floating Energy Allyance, www.fe-allyance.co.uk; BayWa r.e., www.baywa-re.com/en/energy-solutions; Elicio, www.elicio.be/en; BW Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.bw-ideol.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Elicio ,  BayWa r.e,  Offshore Wind,  


Kincardine Offshore Floating Wind Farm Completed (Int'l.)
Kincardine Offshore Wind,Pilot Offshore Renewables
Date: 2021-08-27
Spring, Texas-based ABS Class Services is reporting construction of the 48 MW Kincardine Offshore floating Wind farm off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland has been completed. The project incorporates a 2MW Vestas turbine in addition to five 9.5 MW Vestas turbines and is expected to generate up to 218 GWh of electricity per -- sufficient power for 55,000 Scottish households.

The project was developed by Kincardine Offshore Wind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of of Edinburgh, Scotland-based Pilot Offshore Renewables. Cobra Wind, a subsidiary of ACS Group, is responsible for the engineering, design, supply, construction, and commissioning .

"ABS is the global leader in the Classification of floating offshore wind, with our Guide used for more than 80MW of floating turbines now installed," according to ABS VP Global Offshore, Matthew Tremblay. (Source: ABS Class Services, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: ABS Class Services, Matthew Tremblay, 281-877-6000, ww2.eagle.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Kincardine Offshore Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind,  Pilot Offshore Renewables ,  


Major Floating Wind Farms Planned for Irish Sea (Int'l. Report)
Flotation Energy,
Date: 2021-07-30
Edinburgh-based wind energy equipment manufacturer Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm Limited, a partnership of Spain's Cobra Group and Edinburgh-based Flotation Energy Plc reports it plans to construct two offshore wind farms totaling 2,500 MW off County Wexford (1,000 MW) and County Wicklow (1,500 MW) in the Irish Sea at an estimated cost of €5.5 billion ($6531414.92).

The two projects are projected to come online in 2030. (Source: Offshore Wind Ltd., PR, Irish Times, 28 July, 2021) Contact: Offshore Wind Farm Limited, Groupo Cobra, +34 91 456 95 00, Fax: +34 91 456 94 50, www.groupocobra.com; Floatation Energy Plc, +44 7712 864013, enquiries@flotationenergy.com, www.flotationenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Flotation Energy,  Cobra,  Offshore Wind,  Irish Wind,  


DP Energy, Iberdrola Partnering on Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
DP Energy, Iberdrola
Date: 2021-06-21
Buttevant, Ireland-based renewable energy developer DP Energy reports its core projects are currently centered on a joint venture with Madrid-headquartered renewable energy giant Iberdrola on three offshore wind projects -- Inis Ealga in Cork and Clarus in Clare and Shelmalere off the east Irish coast. All three pipeline projects will utilise floating wind technology.

Iberdrola has acquired a 3-GW pipeline of offshore wind and a majority stake in DP Energy's offshore business. Ireland's climate action plan aims for 70 pct renewable energy by 2030 . (Source: DP Energy, PR, Business Post, June, 2021) Contact: DP Energy, +353 (0) 22 23955, Fax -- +353 (0) 22 23027 info@dpenergy.com, www.dpenergy.com; Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.ea

More Low-Carbon Energy News DP Energy,  Iberdrola,  Wind,  Offshore Wind ,  


I GW Floating Wind Project Planned in Spain (Int'l. Report)
BlueFloat Energy
Date: 2021-06-11
Madrid-headquartered BlueFloat Energy is reporting plans to construct a 1 GW floating wind project near the Gulf of Roses in Catalonia, Spain.

The Parc Tramuntana project would be constructed in two, 500-MW phases, each of which would incorporate between 30 and 40 floating wind turbines. Subject to permitting which is underway, the project could be fully operational in 2026, according to the release. (Source: BlueFloat Energy, PR, Website, June, 2021) Contact: BlueFloat Energy, Pierre-Antoine Tetard, Bus. Dev., info@bluefloat.com, www.bluefloat.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BlueFloat Energy ,  Wind,  Floating Wind,  


Bureau Veritas Launches Floating Wind Verification Tool (New Prod.)
Bureau Veritas
Date: 2021-06-07
Paris-headquartered global testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas is reporting the introduction of OPERA, a new digital simulation tool to support the certification of floating offshore wind turbines.

OPERA provides an independent and integrated modelling solution that includes all components of a floating wind turbine, from mooring systems to blades, integrated loads analysis taking into account all types of couplings and supports the design review team in case of technical issues, according to the release. (Source: Bureau Veritas , PR, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Bureau Veritas , Laurent Leblanc, Snr. VP, www.group.bureauveritas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau Veritas,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind,  Wind,  


£1.2Bn Floating Wind Project Seeking Investors (Int'l.)
Univergy International
Date: 2021-05-17
Spanish-Japanese renewable energy group Univergy International S.L. reports it is seeking a financial partner to develop Scotia Ventus, a £1.2 billion floating wind farm project off the north-east coast of Scotland.

The initial four-year phase of the project is expected to cost £28 million. The construction phase could get underway in 2026 for commissioning and power generation beginning in 2028.

Univergy launched in 2012 with joint headquarters in Tokyo and Madrid, operating projects across Europe, South America and Asia. (Source: Univergy International S.L., PR, The Scotsman, 15 May, 2021) Contact: Univergy International, www.univergy.co.jp

More Low-Carbon Energy News Univergy International ,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Hexicon to Launch Norwegian Floating Wind Turbine Demo (Int'l.)
Hexicon
Date: 2021-05-14
Stockholm-headquartered Swedish twin offshore wind turbine technology developer Hexicon AB reports it will develop a floating wind power demonstrator -- proof of concept -- project at the Norwegian Marine Energy Test Centre (Metcentre) deepwater area off of Norway's southern coast.

Hexicon has signed a conditional site exclusivity agreement with a reservation of 6 MW. Metcentre applied for consent for a new larger capacity of 85 MW which is expected to be granted in 2021. (Source: Hexicon AB, Website, PR, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Hexicon AB, Marcus Thor, CEO, +46 (0) 8 525 064 00, info@hexicon.eu, www.hexicon.eu; Norwegian Marine Energy Test Centre, www.metcentre.no

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hexicon,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Offshore Wind Proposal Floated in Oregon (Reg. & Leg.)
Oregon
Date: 2021-03-22
In Salem, the Oregon House of Representatives is considering bill HR 3375, legislation calling for establishment of a task force and strategic plan on floating offshore wind and targeting development of 3 GW of floating wind energy in federal waters off the Oregon coast by 2030.

According to a 2019 National Renewable Energy Laboratory study -- Oregon Offshore Wind Site Feasibility and Cost Study -- floating wind off Oregon was a “promising’ potential source of clean energy for the state” because 97 pct of the 62 GW of available technical offshore wind energy resource in Oregon is in water depths greater than 60 meters. (Source: Oregon Representative David Brock Smith (R) , riviera, 19 Mar., 2021) Contact: Oregon State Representative David Brock Smith, www.oregonlegislature.gov/smithd

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind news,  Offshore Wind news,  


Bureau Veritas Claims French Floating Wind Farm Certification Contract (Int'l. Report)
Bureau Veritas,Qairos Energies
Date: 2021-03-10
International inspection and classification company Bureau Veritas (BV) reports receipt of a project certification contract for EolMed, a floating offshore wind farm pilot project in France. The project is being developed by Qairos Energies along with Total, Ideol, and Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

Located in the Mediterranean Sea Aude region, EolMed is one of four floating pilot farms under development in France. It will incorporate three Vestas V164-10 MW wind turbines totaling 30MW installed on floating foundations anchored at an average depth of 60 meters.

Bureau Veritas will provide technical expertise and assessment of the floating foundations, their mooring system and the dynamic sections of the inter-array cables. (Source: Bureau Veritas, PR, 9 Mar., 2021) Contact: Bureau Veritas, Bruno Ferreyra, Exec. VP., Delphine Doungouss, Media, +33 (0)1 55 24 70 95, delphine.doungouss@bureauveritas.com, www.bureauveritas.com; Qairos Energies, www.qairos-energies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau Veritas,  Offshore Wind,  


Greek Floating Offshore Wind Farm Plan Announced (Int'l.)
Ocean Winds, Terna Energy
Date: 2021-03-05
Madrid-headquartered Ocean Winds, a 50/50 joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, reports inking a collaboration agreement with Athens-headquartered headquartered renewable energy developer Terna Energy SA to co-develop a roughly 1.5-GW floating offshore wind project in Greece.

The two parties have joined forces to identify the most suitable areas for the offshore wind project. Ocean Winds aims to become one of the top five global offshore wind developers and operators, according to the release. (Source: ENGIE, EDP, Smart Energy, 23 July, 2020) (Source: Terna Energy, Ocean Winds, Splashe247, 3 Mar., 2021) Contact: ENGIE, Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, VP Renewables, www.engie.com/en; EDP Renewables, (713) 265-0350 (Houston), +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com; Ocean Winds, Spyros Martinis, CEO, www.oceanwind.co; Terna Energy, +30 210 6968000, Fax +30 210 6968098-99, info@terna-energy.com, www.terna-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ocean Winds,  Terna Energy,  FLoating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Magnora, RWE Partner on Floating Wind Project (Int'l. Report)
Magnora, RWE
Date: 2021-02-03
Oslo-headquartered renewable energy company Magnora ASA is reporting an agreement with global offshore energy technology and service company RWE to establish a joint floating wind company called Magnora Floating Wind.

The new company has begun operations and started work on the application for the ScotWind round in Scotland, UK. The company will also participate in the first offshore wind application round in Norway, which will open in 2021, as well as consider entering new markets. Magnora previously announced acquisitions of: Swedish offshore wind developer Kustvind AB; Sweden-based solar developer Evolar AB; and VINDR AS, the wind power development company focusing on small and medium scaled wind development projects. (Source: Magnora ASA, PR, Website, 29 Jan., 2021) Contact: Magnora ASA, Erik Sneve, CEO, es@magnoraasa.com, www.magnoraasa.com; RWE, www.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Magnora,  RWE,  Floating Wind,  


Shell, Simply Blue Energy Partner on Floating Wind Project (Int'l.)
Shell New Energies,Simply Blue Energy
Date: 2021-01-27
Irish renewable energy developer Simply Blue Energy reports Shell New Energies has signed an agreement to acquire a 51 pct share of their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture, which was set up to develop the Emerald Project, a floating wind farm in the Irish Celtic Sea.

The Joint Venture will be operated by Simply Blue Energy supported by Shell floating wind experts, with the project office based in the Cork City Docklands rejuvenation area.

The project is in the early stages and aims to exploit the vast floating wind potential in the Irish part of the Celtic Sea. 300MW of installed capacity is planned initially, with the potential to scale-up to a total installed capacity of 1GW. This is equivalent to powering 800,000 Irish homes. (Source: Simply Blue Energy, PR, Website, 27 Jan., 2021) Contact: Simply Blue Energy, Sam Roch-Perks, CEO, www.simplyblueenergies.com; Shell, www.shell.com/newenergies

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Repsol S A, Ibereolica Renovables Chilean Wind JV Underway (Int'l.)
Repsol S A, Ibereolica Renovables
Date: 2021-01-18
Repsol and Grupo Ibereolica Renovables in Santiago, Chile, report their first joint wind farm in the Chilean province of Huasco is underway. The 189-MW Cabo Leones III wind farm is being developed in two phases.

The first phase with 79 MW and 22 SG 132 wind turbines, entered into commercial operation in December 2020. It will produce 280 GWh of clean energy per year, thereby avoiding 94,000 tpy of CO2 emissions. The second phase broke ground in July 2020 and is slated to enter into commercial operation in Q2, 2021.

The Repsol and Grupo Ibereolica Renovables joint venture has a portfolio of assets in operation, construction, and advanced development of more than 1,600 MW, with commercial operation dates up until 2023, and the possibility of surpassing 2,600 MW by 2030.

Repsol currently has nearly 3,000 MW of low-emissions generation capacity installed. It has six renewables projects under development in Spain and holds a stake in one of the world's largest semi-submersible floating wind farms, Windfloat Atlantic, off the coast of Portugal, which is now in operation.

Grupo Ibereolica Renovables currently operates 12 wind farms with an installed capacity of 205 MW in Spain and 444 MW in Chile. Additionally, it has approximately 10 GW of wind and solar projects under development in Spain, Chile, Peru, and Brazil. (Source: Grupo Ibereolica Renovables, Repsol Joint PR, 15 Jan., 2021) Contact: Grupo Ibereolica Renovables, +56 2 333 35 40, www.grupoibereolica.es; Repsol, Josu Jon Imaz, CEO, +34 91 7538100, +34 91 7538000, www.repsol.com

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Sevan's SWACH Joins Floating Wind Tech Race (Int'l. Report)
Sevan SPP
Date: 2021-01-08
Norwegian engineering firm Sevan SPP is touting its SWACH (small waterplane area cylindrical hull) floating offshore wind technology.

The Sevan SWACH design is a cylindrical floating moonpool foundation for offshore wind. It is scalable up 14MW turbines and offers excellent motion characteristics in challenging and harsh conditions. It is also suitable for modularized fabrication and assembly, and the shallow draft enables the structure to be fully assembled onshore with a wet tow to final location, , according to the company (Source: Sevan, PR, renews, 6 Jan., 2020) Contact: Sevan SPP, +47 37 40 40 00, www.sevanssp.com

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EIP Taking BayWa r.e. Stake (Int'l. Report, M&A)
BayWa,Energy Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2020-12-11
Energy Infrastructure Partners LLC (EIPP -- f.k.a. Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners -- reports it will take a $640 million, 49 pct stake in Munich, Germany-headquartered renewable energy developer BayWa r.e, subject to regulatory approval.

EIF , a long term investor in the energy sector, reportedly plans to transform BayWa r.e. into an independent power producer with h up to 3GW capacity. The developer currently has a project pipeline of over 13GW in Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region. (Source: Energy Infrastructure Partners, PR, ReCharge, 10 Dec., 2020) Contact: BaWa r.e.,Manfred Groh, Strategy Manager, Corporate Strategy, Energy Policy & Sustainability, +49 89 383932 0, Fax -- +49 89 383932 32, info@baywa-re.com, www.baywa-re.com; Energy Infrastructure Partners, Klaus Josef Lutz, CEO, (646)363-6684, info@energyinfrapartners.com, www.nergyinfrapartners.com

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Ocean Winds North America Launched (Ind. Report)
Ocean Winds North America
Date: 2020-11-11
EDP Renewables and ENGIE are reporting the formation of Madrid-headquartered Ocean Winds (OW) and its U.S. arm OW North America with 5.5 GW of committed offshore assets starting with a total of 1.5 GW under construction and 4.0 GW under development. By the mid 2020's the company aims to have 5 to 7 GW of projects in operation or under construction and 5 to 10 GW under advanced development.

OW North America holds a 50 pct ownership stake in Mayflower Wind. and is a partner in the Redwood Coast Windfloat Atlantic -- a fully operational floating offshore wind farm in Portugal. OW will fill EDPR's role in the Redwood Coast public-private consortium committed to developing an offshore wind project utilizing floating platform technology off the coast of Humboldt County in Northern California. (Source: EDP Renewables , ENGIE, Windpower Engineering Dev., 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: EDP Renewables, www.edpr.com' Ocean Winds, Spyros Martinis, CEO, www.oceanwind.com;Mayflower Wind, John Hartnett, Pres., 508-589-3557, info@mayflowerwind.com, www.mayflowerwind.com; ENGIE, Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, VP Renewables, +33 (0) 1 44 22 66 29, ir@engie.com, www.engie.com/en

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Samsung, DNV to Develop Offshore Wind Stabilizers (Ind. Report)
Samsung Heavy Industries, DNV GL
Date: 2020-10-26
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co reports it and DNV GL, a Norwegian ship quality assurance company, will work together to develop remotely controlled "floaters" to stabilize offshore wind turbines.

According to the Brussels-based Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), output of offshore floating wind farms is estimated to globally rise from 11 mw in 2019 to 2,000 mw in 2030. (Source: Samsung Heavy Ind., PR, reve, 26 Oct., 2020) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net; Samsung Heavy industries, www.samsungshi.com; DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com

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TOTAL Takes Stake in Eolmed Floating Wind Project (M&A, Int'l.)
TOTAL
Date: 2020-10-09
Paris-headquartered energy giant TOTAL SE is reporting the acquisition of a 20 pct stake in the 4 Vestas turbine equipped Eolmed floating wind farm pilot project in the Mediterranean, near Port-La-Nouvelle (Occitan region), France.

TOTAL is focused on expanding renewable operations globally and aims to produce 35 GW of energy from renewable sources by 2025 from the present level of 7 GW. By 2050-end. The company expects 40 pct of its sales to be from its renewable power generation business for a projected cash flow of more than $1.5 billion per year by 2025. (Source: Total, NASDAQ, 8 Oct., 2020) Contact: Eolmed Wind, +33 4 68 27 63 79, contact@eolmed.fr, www.eolmed.fr: TOTAL, www.total.com

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Greenalia Developing Canary Island Floating Wind Project (Int'l.)
Greenalia
Date: 2020-09-25
Coruna, Spain-headquartered wind energy developer Greenalia reports it has begun development activity on 200MW of floating offshore wind projects off the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

Greenalia has filed project and environmental planning applications for the four 50MW projects -- Dunas, Mojo, Cardon and Guanche -- each of which are located off the south-east coast of Gran Canaria island. Each project will consist of four 12.5MW offshore wind turbines atop floating foundations anchored to the seabed. (Source: Greenalia, PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Greenalia, +34 902 905 910, info@greenalia.es, www.greenalia.es

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UK Floating Wind Turbine Assembly Platform Set for Testing (Int'l.)
Tugdock
Date: 2020-09-16
In the UK, Fallmouth-based floating drydock developer Tugdock Ltd is reporting receipt of Maeine-i grant funding to research, construct and test a platform designed to aid in the building and launching of floating wind turbines at sea. The company has patented and produced a floating solution to lift structures for various uses.

Marine-i, which is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is designed to help the marine technology sector in Cornwall grow through harnessing the potential of research and innovation. (Source: Tugdock Ltd., PR, Website, Sept., 2020) Contact: Tugdock Ltd., Lucas Lowe-Houghton, Dir. Bus. Dev., +44 (0) 79327 02525, lucas@tugdock.com, www.tugdock.com

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TOTAL Joins Korean Floating Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l. Report)
TOTAL,Macquarie Green Investment Group
Date: 2020-09-02
Paris-headquartered French energy major TOTAL reports it is partnering with Macquarie Green Investment Group to develop five floating offshore wind farms off the eastern and southern coasts of South Korea. The first 500-mw project is expected to begin construction by the end of 2023.

Total notes it holds a majority stake in a floating wind project off Wales and is increasing its renewable energy investments overall with the intent of holding stakes in at least 25 gigawatts of renewable generation capacity in 2025. (Source: TOTAL, BNN, Sept., 2020) Contact: TOTAL, www.total.com; Macquarie Green Investment Group, www.greeninvestmentgroup.com

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UMaine Joins $147Mn Floating Offshore Wind Effort (Ind. Report)
University of Maine, Aqua Ventus
Date: 2020-08-07
The University of Maine (UMaine) reports it will collaborate with New England Aqua Ventus LLC, which includes Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., and RWE Renewables , that are investing $100 million in a project aimed at showing the feasibility of a full-scale, floating wind turbine in deep water. The $100 million investment is in addition to $47 million in grants already awarded by the U.S. DOE.

Using a floating concrete hull designed to last 100 years the project will support a 10- to 12-MW wind turbine 2 miles south of Monhegan Island and 14 miles from the Maine coast. Three mooring lines will anchor the hull in 300 feet of water.

UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center will continue with design and engineering, research and development and post-construction monitoring. So far, the VolturnUS technology has been issued 43 patents and is being licensed by UMaine to New England Aqua Ventus for this project. Aqua Ventus will own and manage permitting, construction, assembly, deployment and ongoing operations. Following extensive permitting, deployment is expected by 2023. (Source: University of Maine, Kennebec Sentinel, 5 Aug., 2020) Contact: Maine Aqua Ventus, Meghan Collins, (207) 581-2117, www.maineaquaventus.com; University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Dr. Habib Dagher, Exec. Dir., 207-581-2123, www.composites.umaine.edu

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Simply Blue Plans Irish Floating Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.)
Simply Blue Energy,Principle Power
Date: 2020-07-08
In the UK, Simply Blue Energy reports it has submitted an application to the Irish Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to carry out site investigations for a potential floating offshore wind project near the Kinsale gas field in the Celtic Sea off Ireland's south coast.

The Emerald project, which would use Principle Power's WindFloat floating foundations, is expected to have a total capacity of up to 1 GW.

The project is expected to get underway in summer 2021, starting with a 100 MW demonstration array and building to the overall capacity of 1 GW. (Source: Simply Blue Energy, offshorebiz, July, 2020) Contact: Simply Blue Energy, +44 808 284 9441, wind@simplyblueenergy.com, www.simplybueenergy.com; Principle Power, (510) 280- 5180, www.principlepowerinc.com

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Scottish Floating Wind Project Secures £380Mn Loan (Int'l.)
Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm
Date: 2020-06-26
Edinburgh-based wind energy equipment manufacturer Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm Limited reports it has secured £380 million ($472.8 million) through a 'Certified Climate Bond' deal for a floating wind project planned off the coast of Scotland.

The 50 MW wind farm incorporates a 2-MW Vestas turbine and five 9.5 MW Vestas turbines and will be the world's largest floating wind project when completed. French corporate and investment bank Natixis will act as the coordinating firm behind the loan. (Source: Groupo Cobra, Energy Voice, 25 June, 2020) Contact: Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm Limited, Groupo Cobra, +34 91 456 95 00, Fax: +34 91 456 94 50, www.groupocobra.com

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JERA, Partners Plan 2-GW Floating Offshore Wind JV (Int'l.)
JERA,Ademe Investissement,Ideol
Date: 2020-06-22
Japanese utility JERA reports it has partnered with France's Ademe Investissement and Ideol SA to develop at least 2 GW of global floating offshore wind projects over the next five years.

The three firms will finance the development phase of several floating offshore wind projects all of which will be based on Ideol's high-local-content technology

"JERA combines the strengths of the Tokyo Electric Power Group and the Chubu Electric Power Group, JERA can fulfill the public interest of providing internationally competitive energy to Japan while ensuring a strong position on the increasingly competitive international energy market," according to its website. (Source: JERA, Website, 22 June, 2020) Contact: JERA, www.jera.co.jp/english

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$10.3Mn in Offshore Wind R&D Grants Announced (Ind. Report)
National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
Date: 2020-06-08
The not-for-profit National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (the Consortium) is reporting the selection of 12 projects for contract negotiation, completing its first solicitation for offshore wind research and development technology projects.

The 12 awards totaling $10.3 million will support a variety of research areas, including comprehensive U.S. supply chain analyses, studying the impacts of offshore wind on the electric grid system and innovations in anchoring structures. The awarded projects include:

  • Demonstration of Shallow-Water Mooring Components for FOWTs (ShallowFloat)-- Principle Power Inc.;

  • Design and Certification of Taut-synthetic Moorings for Floating Wind Turbines -- University of Maine;

  • Dual-Functional Tuned Inerter Damper for Enhanced Semi-Sub Offshore Wind Turbine -- Virginia Tech University;

  • Innovative Anchoring System for Floating Offshore Wind, Triton Systems Inc.:

  • Techno-Economic Mooring Configuration and Design for Floating Offshore Wind -- University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    As the first federally-funded public-private partnership focused on advancing offshore wind technology in the U.S., the Consortium supports the cost-effective and responsible development of offshore wind to maximize the economic benefit to the country.

    Virginia, Massachusetts and Maryland also contribute to the Consortium's funding. NYSERDA administered the initial solicitation on behalf of the Consortium. (Source: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, PR, JUne, 2020) Contact: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, Carrie Cullen Hitt, Exec. Dir., www.nationaloffshorewind.org

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  • Greenalia's Gran Canaria Floating Wind Farm Underway (Int'l Report)
    Greenalia
    Date: 2020-06-05
    In Spain, Coruna-based independent power producer and renewable energy specialist Greenalia reports construction of its first floating offshore wind energy installation is underway.

    The 50 MW GOFIO wind farm Southeast of the Island of Gran Canaria incorporates four 12.5 MW marine wind turbines to generate sufficient energy for as many as 70,000 homes while avoiding 140,000 tpy of CO2 emissions, according to the company release. (Source: Greealia, PR reve, 3 June, 2020) Contact: Greenalia, +34 902 905 910, info@greenalia.es, www.greenalia.es

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    French Floating Offshore Wind Project Finds Financing (Int'l. Funding)
    European Investment Bank
    Date: 2020-05-13
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved an undisclosed sum to finance the development of the 30 MW Golfe du Lion offshore floating wind project, 16 km off the coast of the Leucate-Le Barcares area in the Mediterranean Sea. .

    The demonstration project will incorporate three V164 MHI Vestas 10 MW wind turbines supported by Principle Power's WindFloat semi-submersible floating foundations. The project, which is being developed by Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL), a consortium comprising Engie, EDP Renewables, and Caisse des Depots, is expected to be commissioned in 2022. The commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for 2022 (Source: EIB, offshore wind biz, 12 May, 2020) (Contact: Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion, www.info-efgl.fr; EIB, www.eib.org

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    MingYang Plans Typhoon-Resistant Floating Wind Turbine (Int'l Report)
    MingYang Smart Energy
    Date: 2020-04-15
    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy Group reports plans to invest roughly CNY 725 million ($102.5 million) to develop a 10 MW typhoon-resistant floating wind turbine at the company's business site in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province.

    The funding for the project will raised with a private placement of A shares. A portion of the share proceeds will be used to construct an offshore wind turbine manufacturing base in Shanwei city. (Source: Ming Yang, PR, April, 2020) Contact: MingYang Smart Energy Group, www.myse.com.cn/en/myzn/index.aspx

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    Norwegian Offshore Floating Wind Project Gets the Nod (Int'l.)
    Offshore Wind, Equinor
    Date: 2020-04-10
    Maritime Executive is reporting the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Industry has approved plans for development and operation of the to $488 million Hywind Tampen offshore floating wind farm which will supply power to the Snorre and Gullfaks offshore oil platforms.

    The 88 MW Hywind Tampen wind farm, which is being developed by Equinor, will incorporate 11 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines mounted on floating concrete spar substructures with shared anchors supplied by Kvaerner. Hywind Tampen is slated for start-up at the end of 2022. (Source: Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Industry, Maritime Exec., 8 April, 2020) Contact: Equinor, Eldar Sætre, Pres., CEO, www.equinor.com

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    Iberdrola Preps for Floating Wind Energy Demos (Int'l. Report)
    Iberdrola
    Date: 2020-04-01
    In Norway, Madrid-based wind energy major Iberdrola, in partnership with France's EDF and Germany's DNV-GL and others, is reporting plans to test two semi-submersible concrete floating wind power demonstration projects.

    The project aims to help cut the levelized cost of floating wind energy to roughly €40-60 MWh by 2030. The development falls under the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme and could qualify for roughly €25 million in grant funding from the EC Innovation and Networks Executive Agency. Fabrication of the test platform could start in Q2, 2021 for installation in Q1, 2022. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, reve, 30 Mr.,2020)Contact: Iberdrola, Jonathan Cole, Global Managing Director Offshore Wind, www.iberdrolarenewables.com

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    TOTAL Takes Stake in UK Floating Offshore Wind sector Project (M&A)
    TOTAL,Blue Energy
    Date: 2020-03-27
    French oil and gas major Total is reporting acquisition of an 80 pct stake in Simply Blue Energy's planned 96MW Erebus floating offshore wind to be built off the coast of Wales in the Celtic Sea.

    The Erebus project is intended as a demonstration project for a potential fleet of floating offshore wind farms in the area. Simply Blue Energy and Total's partnership is the new Joint Venture, Blue Gem Wind. (Source: Total, RenewEconomy, 24 Mar., 2020) Contact: Blue Gem Wind, wind@simplyblueenergy.com, simplyblueenergy.com/erebus

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    Ideol Claims FloatGen Floating Wind Pilot Progress (Int'l. Report)
    FloatGen
    Date: 2020-03-13
    Following up on our October 18, 2017 coverage, Paris-headquartered offshore wind developer Ideol reports its FloatGen floating wind pilot in the French Atlantic Ocean has outreached production levels reaching more than 920MWh of output for the month of February.

    The 2MW unit, based around a Vestas turbine and damping pool foundation also saw its highest-ever monthly capacity factor, 66.3 pct -- significantly better than the average bottom-fixed offshore machine, which averages around 50 pct, according to a company release. (Source: Ideol, Recharge, Mar., 2020)Contact: Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en

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