Floating wind to ‘accelerate to 70GW by 2040’. Global floating wind capacity could grow from less than 100MW today to 10GW by 2030 and then to more than 70GW by 2040, but challenges remain, according to new analysis. Most of this growth will be in Asia (31.8GW), with Europe a close second (28.2GW), and the remainder in US waters (9.8GW). There is currently just 73MW of operational floating offshore wind capacity, according to the Carbon Trust, with 124MW due online by the end of the year.
Wind Power Monthly 14th July 2020 read more »
The boss of the Kincardine Offshore Floating Wind Farm has said he is “hopeful” that the project will meet its operational timeline, despite delay roadblocks thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic. Allan MacAskill, director of Kincardine Offshore Wind Limited (KOWL), said the 50 megawatt (MW) project should “start to progress” over the next few months to meet its 2020 finish date. The planned six-turbine development off the coast of Aberdeenshire will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm upon completion. One 2MW turbine, installed in 2018, currently sits off the coast of Stonehaven. Mr MacAskill said: “We’re starting to get back moving again.
Energy Voice 16th July 2020 read more »