Offshore Wind Technology News

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AS Mosley, Fugro Get Funding for FOWT Tech

costs by lowering – or potentially replacing – the need for subsea visual inspection of mooring lines for FOWT, the company said.The funding was won as part of a competition run by The Carbon Trust, with the objective of accelerating the development and commercialization of floating offshore wind technology, with particular emphasis on mooring systems and Operations & Maintenance (O&M).AS Mosley will now work alongside its project partners to develop the system, which will take around 12 months to design, the company said."Fugro’s and its consortium partners’ objective

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New Floating Wind Center Launched

to International Energy Agency estimates, the next generation of floating turbines could generate enough energy to meet the world’s total electricity demand 11 times over in 2040. Our team of innovation experts and engineers will work across industry and academia to accelerate floating offshore wind technology deployment and de-risk and encourage innovation to ensure we deliver UK economic benefit from the global growth of floating offshore wind – growing local supply chains and delivering UK content and jobs.“We’ve already had strong interest from more than 10 offshore wind

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EnBW, Trident Winds JV for Offshore Wind Project in California

megawatt "Morro Bay" offshore wind project off the central coast of California with a grid connection in Morro Bay. Together, both companies will work on the development of the first large-scale floating offshore wind project in the region. EnBW sees maturity of the enabling floating offshore wind technology as representative of the future of offshore wind.  Floating offshore wind opens new areas with greater water depth and better wind conditions. The initial focus of the joint venture is to obtain the site lease from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and on securing the grid

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GE to Trial World’s Largest Wind Turbine in UK

. "This is an important agreement because it will enable us to prove Haliade-X in a faster way by putting it under controlled and extreme conditions," John Lavelle, president & CEO of GE's Offshore Wind business said in a statement. Britain is aiming to be a leader in offshore wind technology and its capacity could grow by five times current levels to 30 gigawatts by 2030, according to a report funded by a range of industry participants. Britain's energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry welcomed the agreement and said it highlights Britain's world class research

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Statoil’s NY Offshore Wind Project Named 'Empire Wind'

important project will play in helping New York achieve its ambitious renewable energy goal,” said Statoil’s Empire Wind Project Director, Christer af Geijerstam.  “Empire Wind also speaks to the leading role that New York State is taking in advancing the deployment of offshore wind technology in North America.” The 79,350 acre site, secured by Statoil in a federal auction in December 2016, has the potential to generate up to 1GW of offshore wind power for New York City and Long Island, according to Statoil, making it a key part of New York State’s plan to deploy

One of DONG Energy's turbines in the U.K. (Photo: DONG Energy)

Virgina Offshore Wind Project Moves Forward

with North American headquarters in Boston, owns 22 offshore wind farms in Europe and Asia. DONG Energy brings to the project significant experience in engineering, manufacturing, construction and supply chain management.   The project continues what previously was called the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Assessment Project (VOWTAP). Dominion Energy began work on the project in 2011 as part of a Department of Energy grant to develop and test new wind technologies that could lower the cost and withstand hurricanes. During that time key achievements were made to advance the project including:

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To Create a Sustainable Future – Digitalize Offshore Energy

; The Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy from Offshore Wind Farms (Home-Offshore) team will include scientists and engineers from Manchester, Warwick, Cranfield, Durham and Heriot-Watt universities. Over the next three years, Home-Offshore will create an advanced holistic model of offshore wind technology (OWT) infrastructure, using previously inaccessible data from advanced sensing technologies, and robotic and autonomous systems. In addition to reducing the O&M costs, which influence the final cost of energy to the public, they also aim to reduce the risks associated with human intervention

California Task Force Will Examine Offshore Renewables

important potential future opportunities,” said California Governor Jerry Brown in his May 12 letter to Secretary Jewell. “There are significant offshore resources along most of California’s coast that complement the profile of onshore solar resources, and new developments in offshore wind technology – such as larger facilities that are not visible from land and present little to no adverse avian impacts – will likely make projects more viable.”   “Working closely with stakeholders will allow us to identify and address issues relating to future offshore

BOEM Approves Virginia’s Offshore Wind Research

support our efforts to a build a new Virginia economy."   The RAP was developed by DMME’s operator, Virginia Electric and Power Company (dba Dominion Resources, Inc.), and describes the proposed construction, operation, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning of the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP).   “Data collected under this research lease will help us better understand the wind potential, weather and other conditions relevant to generating power from wind offshore Virginia,” said BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper. “It will also

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Statoil Green Lights Floating Wind Farm Project

industry and supportive policies, the U.K. and Scotland is taking a position at the forefront of developing offshore wind as a competitive new energy source.” Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney said, “The momentum is building around the potential for floating offshore wind technology to unlock deeper water sites. The ability to leverage existing infrastructure and supply chain capabilities from the offshore oil and gas industry create the ideal conditions to position Scotland as a world leader in floating wind technology.” Statoil works with several Scottish

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