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Aqua Ventus Developing First US Floating Wind Farm (Ind Report)
Maine Aqua Ventus.Central Maine Power Company
Date: 2020-01-03
Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports the recent signing of a 20-year ppa with Maine Aqua Ventus which plans to construct two floating wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine using technology developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Subject to various regulatory and environmental approvals, the project could be completed in 2022.

Aqua Ventus is presently working on a pilot project miles off of Monhegan Island, the first pilot project of floating wind technology in the Americas. It is one-eighth the scale of a planned six-megawatt turbine. (Source: Maine Aqua Ventus.Beacon, Maine News Service, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: Central Maine Power Company,; Maine Aqua Ventus, Meghan Collins, (207) 581-2117; University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, 207-581-2123,

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

Floatgen Floating Deep-Water Wind Foundation Set for Installation (Int'l, Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-10-18
Paris-headquartered wind energy developer Ideol is reporting the inauguration Floatgen, a 2 MW offshore demonstration project to establish the technical reliability and economic feasibility of deep water floating wind turbines.

The demo project will incorporate a Vestas V80 2 Mw turbine and is intended to demonstrate the development potential of offshore deep-water wind projects that make better use of higher wind resources. The patented floating wind foundation is expected to be installed by the year end. (Source: Ideol, EBR, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ideol,  Floatgen,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind Turbine,  

Floating Foundations, Turbines Ready for N.Sea Installation (Int'l)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2017-06-28
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting the installation of 6MW of wind turbines have now been installed on floating foundations in Stord, Norway, at the 30 MW Hywind Scotland project. The floating wind turbines will be towed to Scottish waters and installed at world's largest floating wind project off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in water depths between 90 and 120 meters.

The floating foundations are ballast-stabilized and anchored to the seabed. Commissioning of the Hywind project is slated for 4Q, 2017. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, PR, Windtech, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Michael Hannibal, CEO, Offshore Wind,

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

Gulf of Maine to Host Most Offshore Wind, says BOEM (Ind. Report)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Date: 2017-06-14
Researchers from U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are projecting that the Northeast will make up about one-third of U.S. offshore wind generation by 2050. The agency cites high wind speeds and shallow water depths that "allow for more cost effective construction with currently available wind turbine platform technology" for its projection.

BOEM also projects that the waters farther off the Gulf of Maine with faster winds will likely require floating turbines, like the design in development at the University of Maine -- see our March 14, 2016 UMass Developing Multiple Offshore Wind Anchorage System coverage for details. (Source: BOEM, BDN Maine, June, 2017) Contact: BOEM, (202) 208-6474,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind Turbines,  

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