Quest FWE Upgrades Floating Wind Projects

With the entry of large contractors such as Aker Solutions and Kvaerner into the Floating Wind Industry, some of the longer-term projects are realistically moving towards large scale commercialization. Their extensive project management experience with capital intensive, logistically complex and long lead time projects in the offshore O&G industry are a welcome addition to that of floater designers Principle Power and Ideol Offshore. Notably, Ideol was recently also joined by Acacia Renewables in a full scale multi-100MW commercial project in Japan.

As a consequence, Q FWE has upgraded relevant projects to ‘current’, a status that a project normally progresses to from ‘possible’ once a number of “viability indicators” have been satisfied. The projects’ data is fed into the website where datasheets can be downloaded.

The Q FWE Project Database now includes 27 current projects, representing close to 1GW capacity installed at end of 2025, a capacity that will be divided over 120 FTUs (Floating Turbine Units)”. Another 50 or so ‘possible’ status projects are recorded which are in early stages of planning or development.

Erik Rijkers


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