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SolarDuck and RWE successfully install offshore floating solar pilot Merganser off Dutch coast

Merganser, a 0.5 MWp offshore floating solar pilot, has been successfully installed at the North Sea Farmers offshore test site in the Dutch North Sea Next steps include technical and environmental monitoring to further investigate the technology With the support of RWE, the Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck, has installed its offshore floating solar (OFPV) project, Merganser. […]

Enshore Subsea Secures Inter-Array Trenching Contract

Enshore Subsea has secured an inter-array trenching contract with Seaway7 for an offshore wind farm located off the coast of the United States. The project will see Enshore Subsea deploy the T3200 hard ground trencher which recently rejoined its asset fleet. The 3200hp vehicle is a high-powered hybrid trencher capable of operating in cutting or […]

Halfway mark achieved in the construction of storm-resistant OTEC prototype

25 June 2024 — Currently under construction at Hidramar Shipyard in Gran Canaria, Spain, the prototype designed to advance Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) in storm-prone areas has reached the 50% completion milestone. Fabrication began in March, and once completed, the cylindrical hull, along with a cold-water riser pipe and gimbal connection point, will be […]

NextFloat+ Project secures €13m grant from Innovation Fund

The NextFloat+ Project has secured a ‘cornerstone grant’ of €13.4m from the European Commission’s Innovation Fund supporting the industrialisation of floating wind. The pan-European project aims to accelerate the roll out of the next generation of floating wind technology by boosting competitiveness and scalability. Led by a consortium formed by X1 Wind, as project coordinator, alongside Technip […]

Principle Power signs MoU with shipyard HSG Sungdong to advance serial manufacturing of WindFloat® floating wind foundations in Korea

Principle Power has signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HSG Sungdong to cooperate on engineering developments for mass production and assembly of WindFloat® technologies. The agreement furthers the development of a sustainable domestic supply chain in South Korea and supports the country’s ambition to achieve 14.3 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. […]

Gigawatt scale FLOW won’t float without wet storage, says JIP

A review, published by TS-FLOW™ JIP, shows that temporary wet storage is crucial to the successful delivery of large-scale floating wind projects, and adds significant value to local economies. However, it also highlights that suitable locations are extremely limited, and calls for more developers, ports, and yards to get involved in the initiative. TS-FLOW™ JIP, […]

SolarDuck expands regional office in Japan

The expansion of the SolarDuck office in Tokyo signifies its commitment to the Japanese market and serves the Asia Pacific region to accelerate commercialization. Building on success with first demonstrator delivered in Tokyo SolarDuck gearing up hiring efforts to support its expansion in the region Kick-off event with stakeholders to mark the next stage of […]