Floating Platforms of the Future: WES Explores Shared Infrastructure for Wave Energy, Offshore Wind

Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), is running tests at the University of Edinburgh’s FloWave facility, to determine the potential for floating platforms that can be used by both offshore wind and wave energy devices. The move has been prompted by a report by Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) exploring the synergies... Continue Reading →

SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies merges German and UK ops with focus on floating offshore renewables

(OET) SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies, the new company name for Germany’s AQUOS SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies and Scotland’s Swift Anchors, has integrated its operations to ramp-up deployment of its anchoring solutions for floating offshore renewables. The move comes in an effort to exploit the growing business opportunities in offshore renewables, and in particular within the floating offshore wind sector,... Continue Reading →

US government to fund research to improve offshore wind and marine energy deployments

(OET) The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) have unveiled plans to collaborate and jointly fund research to further support durable and environmentally responsible offshore wind and marine energy deployments in the United States. The agencies will launch the upcoming funding opportunity through Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), Water... Continue Reading →

World’s Largest Floating Offshore Wind Farm Officially Opens

Norwegian energy major Equinor, together with its partners, will inaugurate today the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, Hywind Tampen, according to Reuters. The Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm will be officially opened today by Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Equinor’s partners on this project include Petoro, OMV, Vår Energi,... Continue Reading →

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