Floating wind turbines could rise to great heights

But the taller they get, the harder they will be to repair (Economist) On July 16th Royal Dutch Shell, an oil and gas company, and Scottish Power, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, a Spanish electricity utility, made an announcement. They were, they said, jointly submitting proposals to the British authorities to build, off the coast of Scotland,... Continue Reading →

Océole: New Floating Wind Player Formed in France

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has teamed up with RES and Green Giraffe to form Océole, a company dedicated to developing floating offshore wind in France.  Océole will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French government, Equinor said Tuesday. "Establishing this partnership is in line with... Continue Reading →

Samsung Heavy Industries Eyes Entry in Renewables Market with Floating Wind Turbine Design

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has announced plans to enter the renewables market with the development of a large-scale floating wind turbine. The shipbuilder has received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from classification society DNV for its Tri-Star Float, a 9.5-MW offshore wind floater. SHI is hoping its turbine technology will be selected... Continue Reading →

Saipem launches marine renewables-powered solution for offshore green hydrogen production

The Italian multinational oilfield services company Saipem has launched SUISO, a technological solution that combines floating wind, floating solar, and marine energy to power the production of green hydrogen on existing offshore platforms. Combining various renewable energy sources in a single system, the aim of SUISO is to power, together or individually, electrolyzes installed on... Continue Reading →

MODEC and TOYO in talks for FPSO joint venture

Japan’s MODEC and Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) are entering into talks to study an alliance for FPSO vessels. MODEC said on Thursday that the two companies have reached an agreement to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enter into discussions and to conduct the Feasibility Study (FS) regarding the alliance in the Engineering, Procurement,... Continue Reading →

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