French firms ink deal for floating wind turbine

French companies Alstom and DCNS have signed an agreement to develop floating wind turbine technology and bring it to market. Dubbed ‘SEA REED’, the project has received funding worth €6 million (£4.7m) from the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management, known as Ademe, for the study and certification phase. The firms will work together […]

US launches ‘first’ grid-connected offshore floating turbine

The “first” grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine in the US has officially been launched. Called the VolturnUS (pictured), the 65-foot tall turbine has a total capacity of 6MW and was deployed in the Penobscot River off the coast of Castine in the northeastern state of Maine. The project was funded by the US Department of […]