DEME Offshore and Herrenknecht have signed an agreement for the fabrication of a subsea drill to be deployed at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.
The first of the three platforms comprising the Windplus consortium’s floating windfarm was successfully connected to the mainland on 31 December, with two more turbines due to be connected for the 25-MW windfarm. [Read more…] about WindFloat Atlantic project provides power for first time
WindFloat Atlantic wind farm is now operational. [Read more…] about WindFloat Atlantic project starts supplying clean energy in Portugal
JDR Cable Systems has signed a contract with Equinor for the Hywind Tampen pioneering project.
JDR is designing and manufacturing eleven 66kV dynamic inter-array cables and two static export cables, each equipped with a JDR designed breakaway system and a range of cable accessories for delivery in 2022.
The project will be the first worldwide to power oil and gas platforms using floating offshore wind – a far more technically challenging and less mature technology than traditional fixed-foundation offshore wind. Cables pose a particular challenge due to the high dynamic stress they must withstand, however JDR has already established itself as a leader in this fledgling sub-sector, delivering the world’s first application of dynamic 66kV technology and breakaway system to the Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm last year.
The Hywind Tampen project will consist of 11 wind turbines developed by Equinor. The 8 MW turbines will have a total capacity of 88 MW, capable of meeting about 35 per cent of the annual power demand of the five Snorre A and B, Gullfaks A, B and C oil and gas platforms. The floating wind project is in water depths of 300 metres, much deeper than any previous floating wind project and is the first ever to power oil and gas platforms.
The 2.5 km long 66kV dynamic array cables will connect to the eleven turbines in a loop and the two static 12.9km and 16km export cables will be used to connect the loop to the Snorre A and Gullfaks A platforms. The greater water depth means the cable accessories will be specially designed to withstand higher water pressures.
The first WindFloat Atlantic platform with the 8,4 MW turbine fully installed has set off from the Spanish Port of Ferrol towards its final destination in the Atlantic Ocean, 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. [Read more…] about WindFloat Atlantic begins the offshore installation of the first floating wind farm in continental Europe
UK company First Subsea is to provide cable protection systems for the 50MW Kindcardine floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland, the company’s second contract for the project. [Read more…] about First Subsea delivers more cover at Kincardine
KEPCO Engineering & Construction, Korea, has appointed K2 Management to help it deliver the first floating offshore wind farm in Korea for developer Ulsan Consortium. [Read more…] about K2 Management awarded floating mandate in South Korea
DEME Offshore has signed an agreement with Equinor, a world leading pioneer in floating wind power, to undertake a study examining potential floating concrete substructures for the planned Hywind Tampen wind farm project in the North Sea off Norway’s coast. [Read more…] about DEME Offshore has signed an agreement with Equinor to study floating concrete substructures for Hywind Tampen floating wind farm
innogy SE, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) are bringing floating wind to the next level. [Read more…] about New floating wind demonstration project for innogy SE, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies