Floating wind

PEI Connect: Keeping our energy future afloat

Pei Connect provides a brief look at what got our attention during the week (21-28 January), and first up we take a look at developments in the burgeoning world of floating wind energy.
offshore wind

Shell partners with Simply Blue Energy to develop Irish floating wind...

Shell has acquired a 51% share of the Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture, which was set up to develop the Emerald Project.

Floating windpower: Europe’s buoyant future

How a perfect storm of converging new technologies plus policy and economic incentives could unleash the full potential of floating wind. By Benjamin Cerfontaine and Susan Gourvenec.

RWE and Mitsubishi invest in US offshore floating wind project

The University of Maine has announced that two industry heavyweights are investing in the development of a pioneer floating offshore wind technology project.
Total Quadran

DNV GL advises Tokyo Gas on $22m WindFloat acquisition deal

DNV GL has been selected by Tokyo Gas to provide technical and market advice on $22 million investment in Principle Power's floating wind technology.
offshore wind

Floating Wind JIP R&D findings forecast 70GW by 2040

The Carbon Trust has released the latest summary findings from the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP).
Dogger Bank

GWEC launches task force to drive global floating offshore wind market

The Global Wind Energy Council has announced the formation of a Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with the participation of key global industry players.
offshore wind

Simply Blue Energy launches Ireland’s Emerald floating offshore wind project

The Emerald project is a floating offshore wind farm that will start to harness the enormous wind potential of the Celtic Sea.

Hitachi Zosen and Naval Energies expand floating wind cooperation

Hitachi Zosen and Naval Energies have signed a new MoU as part of their collaboration to design and build floating wind turbines off the Japanese coast using Naval Energies' semi-submersible floater solution.
offshore wind

Iberdrola to boost floating offshore wind in Europe

Iberdrola will lead a consortium to install a floating turbine in excess of 10 MW in Norway, and is close to joining a further demonstration project in Spain.

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