Category Archives: Floating Offshore Wind

Market Developments in Japan and the US

Beginning 2014 on an upbeat note are two developing stories (not occurring in Europe which is the center of the offshore wind market) that no doubt will continue to capture industry headlines throughout the year. First is in Japan with … Continue reading

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Floating Offshore Wind Projects Continue to Advance

As of 2013 all of the offshore windfarms operating in the world are mounted on foundations in relatively shallow water firmly anchored or embedded in the floor of the sea. The dependence current technology has on shallow water has put … Continue reading

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Floating Wind Just Around the Corner

A new report published in July by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) makes some excellent reading about the viability of large scale floating wind farms, most notably: …the first deep offshore wind farms could be installed and grid connected … Continue reading

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Offshore Energy Construction Now Underway in New England

May has brought some excellent visible progress in offshore energy in the US. In Orino, Maine the prototype of the 1/8th scale foundation prototype for a floating offshore turbine system was unveiled at the University of Maine. The UMaine project, … Continue reading

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Floating Offshore Wind?

Windpower Offshore is reporting that construction of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Project will begin this month. The project is being led by Marubeni (who is also one of the investors in the Atlantic Wind Connection) and will have … Continue reading

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