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Swire Renewable Energy Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Smith and Tien Li President, Mr K.D. Wu. Image courtesy Swire Renewable Energy

MoU Signed for Offshore Wind Solutions in Taiwan

Swire Renewable Energy A/S (SRE) and Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology Co., signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver operations and maintenance services in the Taiwanese offshore wind turbine industry and other parts of the Asia Pacific region.The agreement was formalized in Taipei during a ceremony attended by Tien Li, President, K.D. Wu and Swire Renewable Energy Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Smith, and marks a key step for both companies to develop a joint venture focussed on delivering localised wind turbine operations and maintenance services and ultimately enhancing efficiency

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World’s First Floating Wind Innovation Centre Opens

wind has opened in Scotland.Located in the heart of Aberdeen’s Energy Transition Zone, ORE Catapult’s £9 million National Floating Wind Innovation Centre (FLOWIC), delivered in collaboration with ETZ Limited, is designed to help supercharge the development of floating offshore wind technology in the UK, with funding from both the Scottish Government and Innovate UK.Floating offshore wind represents a huge economic opportunity, with more than 19GW of potential projects in the pipeline through the ScotWind Leasing process, a new leasing round on the horizon in the Celtic Sea, and the

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Balmoral Launches HexDefence System for Offshore Wind Jacket Foundations

UK-based offshore energy supply chain company Balmoral has launched its HexDefence product designed for jacket foundations, designed to significantly mitigate jacket foundation scouring around fixed wind turbines."This revolutionary solution not only marks a leap forward in offshore wind technology but also promises substantial cost savings and environmental benefits," Balmoral said.Building upon the success of the HexDefence development work used for monopile structures, which integrated seabed protection and flow reduction to minimize operational costs and prevent cable failure

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DemoSATH Floating Wind Platform Installed Offshore

The DemoSATH floating wind technology project in Spain has achieved a significant milestone with the successful installation of its 2MW floating wind platform demonstrator in open sea waters. The operation, carried out by the Windstaller Alliance, used their anchor handling vessel, the Normand Sapphire, along with local tugboats, to tow DemoSATH from the construction site in the Port of Bilbao to the BiMEP test site, located 11 miles away.Once at the 85-meter-deep BIMEP site, two miles offshore in the Cantabrian Sea, the hook-up operation connected the six pre-laid mooring lines to the structure&rs

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Japan's KEPCO Becomes Co-Investor in DemoSATH Floating Wind Project

The Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has signed an agreement with Spanish offshore engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies to join the DemoSATH floating wind technology project as a strategic partner and co-investor. "With this partnership, KEPCO becomes the second world-class utility to join DemoSATH Project since RWE Offshore Wind is already part of the project since 2020. The collaboration between Saitec Offshore Technologies, RWE Offshore Wind, and now KEPCO, creates a powerful alliance that will drive innovation, accelerate the commercialization of SATH

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Belgian Firms Unveil Harsh-environment Offshore Floating Solar Tech

shows good potential for combined use, the addition of offshore floating solar to current and future offshore wind sites presents an opportunity to add large volumes of additional renewable energy," the companies said.Philippe Van Troeye, Tractebel CEO: "In the same way that we have seen wind technology moving from land to the sea, we are seeing the extension of the whole energy system towards offshore locations. Along with offshore green fuel production, offshore energy islands, interconnectors, and potential solutions for energy storage, we believe offshore floating PV has an important role

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UK: ORE Catapult, NZTC Team Up to Help Power Oil & Gas Platforms with Floating Wind

The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre said Thursday they'd examine potential pathways for the delivery of innovative floating offshore wind technology integrated with existing energy infrastructure, as part of their five year collaboration under the Energy Transition Alliance banner.According to the partners, the WINTOG program will drive collaboration across energy technologies to foster innovative opportunities for floating offshore wind developments, specifically those linked to the current Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing

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Technip Energies, X1 Wind, Partners to Deliver Important Floating Wind Project

project's main objectives are to demonstrate a competitive, sustainable, and integrated floating offshore wind solution optimized for deep waters and to accelerate the industrial-scale deployment of floating offshore wind. The integrated solution relies on X1 Wind's floating offshore wind technology, which, according to the project partners, allows for a lighter floater design and a reduced steel requirement, as well as a more efficient and compact mooring system, ultimately minimizing the impact on the seabed. The project includes the deployment of a full-scale 6MW prototype at Mistral

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Plymouth University, Kongsberg Digital Partner to 'Revolutionize' Floating Offshore Wind Ops

training for current and future industry professionals.'Game changer'Professor Deborah Greaves OBE, Professor of Ocean Engineering and Director of the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub, said: “This simulator could be a game-changer in the future deployment of floating offshore wind technology. As the sector expands, we need to develop innovative and effective ways of installing the technology in new and challenging environments. I believe our partnership with Kongsberg, and the opportunity to learn from their experience and expertise, can make significant strides in helping us to

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