More than a dozen technology developers are looking to capitalize on the momentum behind floating offshore wind by adding other marine power concepts into the mix. The companies, which include Floating Power Plant of Denmark, Marine Power Systems of the U.K. and Pelagic Power of Norway, are all pushing the idea of using floating wind turbine platforms for a variety of generation assets, from wind and wave to solar and ocean thermal energy. Proponents claim that using a single floating platform for multiple technologies can help improve the energy yield per unit of area and thus reduce the overall cost of electricity.
GTM 18th Nov 2020 read more »
Port of Cromarty Firth has signed an agreement with offshore wind specialist Ideol to establish a manufacturing yard for floating foundations for wind turbines. The letter of intent would see France-based Ideol and future construction partners collaborate to develop infrastructure for a concrete hull manufacturing yard for incoming floating wind tenders. Partners would also use the port’s land and Firth berthing sites. More than 500 new construction jobs could be created in Scotland following the signing of the agreement.
New Civil Engineer 30th Nov 2020 read more »