Canada backs project powering oil & gas assets with floating wind

Canadian government has awarded funding to several projects that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil & gas operations, including a project using floating wind turbines to power oil & gas assets. The project, being … Read More

UK urged to raise the bar for marine energy deployments to 1GW by 2030

RenewableUK has urged the UK government to commit to specific deployment targets for marine energy, renewable hydrogen, and floating and onshore wind in the run-up to the COP26 climate change summit in November. Illustration/Simec Atlantis’ AR1500 tidal turbine (Courtesy of … Read More

Marine Power Systems appoints LOC Group for design support

Marine Power Systems (MPS) has appointed LOC Group to support the detailed design of its modular platform that will house both wave and wind power generation technologies. Marine Power Systems’ DualSub concept (Courtesy of Marine Power Systems) Marine and engineering … Read More

Bechtel and Hexicon to build multi-turbine floaters offshore UK

Engineering, construction, and project management company Bechtel is partnering with Sweden’s Hexicon to demonstrate the technology for large-scale floating wind power generation projects off the coast of the UK. The initial partnership will draw on Bechtel’s engineering, construction, and project … Read More

RWE and ORE Catapult to study production of concrete floaters in Scotland

RWE has partnered with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to study the potential for Scottish businesses to produce commercial-scale concrete foundations for floating wind projects. The study will identify key manufacturing and fabrication methodologies and constituent materials required to produce concrete substructures. … Read More

Western Star to light the way for Ireland’s floating wind and wave

Simply Blue Energy has started developing the Western Star project that will feature a hybrid floating offshore wind farm and wave energy conversion array off the west coast of Ireland. Illustration (Courtesy of CorPower Ocean) A preliminary front end engineering … Read More

Shell, Simply Blue Partner to Develop Floating Wind Farm off Irish Coast

Shell has signed an agreement with Simply Blue Energy, an early stage marine project developer of sustainable floating wind, wave energy and aquaculture projects, to acquire a 51% share of their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture, which was set up … Read More

PivotBuoy gets boost from European Innovation Council Accelerator

X1 Wind, which leads the PivotBuoy floating wind platform project in Spain, has been selected in the last round of funding in the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator. The company has been chosen for funding support … Read More

UK: The Crown Estate commits to net zero by 2030

The UK Crown Estate has set a target to become a net zero carbon business by 2030 and outlined its commitments to reach this goal, which include optimising the green energy potential of the UK’s offshore renewable energy resources. The … Read More

DNV GL: Floating wind in need of comprehensive industry standards

Floating wind will account for 2 per cent of the world’s power supply by 2050 and its cost will drop some 70 per cent by that time. Still, a more comprehensive industry standards and risk management are required for the … Read More