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Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup

Specialist subgroup of DeepWind dedicated to developing a complete supply chain for floating offshore wind. Fifty years of dealing with floating systems in oil and gas in the North Sea has given Scotland a very competitive edge in this sub-sector .


Group aims

Many of DeepWind's members have come from the oil and gas sector and have extensive experience of building, deploying and servicing floating structures in one of the harshest offshore environments in the world, the North Sea.

Married to this is the knowledge gained from 15 years of offshore wind development in the UK, and globally, including our members who have pioneered the development of floating wind. This expertise is now being captured and concentrated in our Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup.

The aim of creating this subgroup is to bring together the supply chain elements that make up the major components of floating wind. Our members cover all aspects of floating wind including substructures, mooring systems, anchoring, installation, electrical systems (connectors and dynamic cables), subsea surveys and inspections.

Complementary to this unique blend of skills and expertise is our infrastructure members, representing over 25 ports and harbours in Scotland, who are looking to develop the necessary manufacturing, assembly and maintenance facilities required for this emerging sector.

Global Leader

The DeepWind FOW Subgroup contains many of the leading floating wind developers as well as European, US and Japanese substructure design and supply companies who together are responsible for many of the current and future floating wind projects either operational or planned. Many of the companies have been attracted to DeepWind by the potential for Scotland to become a global hub of floating offshore wind development.

Our FOW Subgroup brings together all the actors necessary to develop a complete floating wind supply chain and includes a blend of developers, industry, training and research players capable of forging a strong sub-cluster within DeepWind.

Scotland currently leads the global development of floating offshore wind with the worlds two largest, grid connected floating wind projects, Equinor's Hywind Scotland wind farm and ACS Group's 50MW Kincardine Offshore Wind project, which currently holds the title of the largest. 

Not resting on its laurels, Scotland is soon to deliver a third floating project, the 100MW Pentland project being developed by Copenhagen Offshore Partners near Dounreay on the coast of Caithness in the Scottish Highlands.

Floating wind at scale

Also, in a move that made headlines across Europe and beyond, Crown Estate Scotland, the Scottish Government body responsible for offshore wind leasing has given out leases set to develop 13 commercial scale floating wind projects in the ScotWind round with over 19.2GW of floating wind capacity.

These new sites range in size from 500MW to the largest at 3,000MW and a full list of the projects and the associated developers is available in our section on the Scottish Offshore Wind Market. The sheer scale of this new round will create huge opportunities for our Subgroup members as we build a floating wind supply chain dedicated to serial production of the components required to deliver these projects and will cement Scotland's place as the global leader of the floating offshore wind sector.

It is therefore fitting that our first subgroup in DeepWind was dedicated to floating offshore wind.

A list of our FOW Subgroup member companies is laid out below with our current subgroup Industry Co-chairs, Ole Stubb, BW Ideol and Lucy Green, Genesis Energies in bold. With 405 members it is one of the largest floating wind supply chain clusters in the world in its own right and is the largest of DeepWind's specialist Subgroups.

Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup

1 2-B Energy BV 204 Larsen and Toubro Ltd 
2 2H Offshore Engineering Ltd 205 Legasea
3 4C Engineering  206 Lerwick Port Authority
4 Aberdeen City Council 207 Liberty Steel Dalzell
5 Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group 208 Liftmax Europe Ltd
6 Aberdeen Training Centre 209 Linxon UK Ltd
7 ABL Aberdeen Limited 210 Lloyd's Register EMEA 
8 ABS Europe 211 Lloyd's Register EMEA 
9 Absoft 212 Load Monitoring Systems Ltd
10 Acteon Group 213 London Marine Consultants
11 AECOM Limited 214 LV Logistics
12 Aikido Technologies 215 MacArtney UK
13 Airspection 216 Maersk Supply Service
14 AJ Engineering & Construction Services 217 Magnora Offshore Wind
15 AJT Engineering Limited  218 Mainstream Renewables
16 Aker Offshore Wind 219 Manor Renewable Energy
17 Aker Solutions 220 Maritime Developments Limited 
18 Altrad Babcock 221 Maritime Developments Ltd
19 Amber Electrical Services 222 Marlow Ropes
20 Ampelmann Operations  223 MarramWind Ltd
21 AMS Global Group 224 Marubeni Itochu Tubulars Europe Plc 
22 Anubis Security 225 MarynSol Ltd
23 Apollo  226 McDermott
24 Atlas Winch and Hoist Services Ltd  227 MDB Marine Ltd
25 Aqua Innovations 228 MELCAL Marine UK Ltd
26 Aquatera 229 Mingyang Smart Energy Group Limited 
27 Aquaterra Energy 230 Miros Scotland
28 AquaTerra Group 231 MISTRAS Group
29 Aratellus Offshore 232 Monitor Systems Scotland Ltd
30 Arc AeroSystems Ltd 233 Mooreast Europe BV
31 ARC Marine 234 MoorEast UK
32 Archaeological Management Solutions  235 More Wind Resources
33 Ardersier Port 236 Moreld Ocean Wind 
34 Armech Solutions 237 Motion Software
35 Asco  238 Motive Offshore Group Limited
36 Ashtead Technology 239 Myriad Wind Energy Systems 
37 Aspect Land and Hydrographic Surveys 240 Napkin Innovation Limited 
38 Associated British Ports 241 Natural Power
39 Atkins Limited 242 Nautilus Floating Solutions
40 ATPI Marine and Energy 243 NDT and Quality Services
41 Aubin Limited 244 NES Fircroft
42 Aurora Energy Services  245 Nexans Norway AS
43 Aventus Energy 246 Nexus Surface Treatments
44 Axess North Sea Ltd 247 NHV Helicopter Ltd
45 Axis Energy Projects Group Ltd 248 NorrScott Productions
46 Bain Consulting Group Ltd  249 North Star
47 Balfour Beatty 250 Noste Energi
48 Balmoral 251 NOV
49 Balmore Wind Services  252 N-Sea UK Limited
50 BAM Nuttall 253 nVent LENTON 
51 Barclay & Mathieson Limited (SPS)  254 Ocean Information Services
52 Bauer Renewables Limited 255 Ocean Installer
53 BayWa-r.e. 256 Ocean Phoenix International Limited
54 Bilfinger Salamis UK 257 Ocean Science Consulting Limited
55 Birlinn Offshore  258 Ocean Winds
56 Black & Veatch 259 Oceaneering
57 Blackfish Engineering 260 OceanExpert Limited
58 BlueFloat Energy 261 Odfjell Oceanwind
59 Bluewater Energy Services 262 OEG Renewables 
60 Bourbon Wind  263 Offshore Marine Contractors
61 bp Innovation and Engineering 264 Offshore Projects Alliance
62 Bridon Bekaert 265 Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
63 Briggs Marine 266 Optimus
64 Brimmond 267 ORCA Archaeology
65 Bruce Anchor 268 Orcades Marine Management Consultants
66 Buoyant Production Technologies 269 Orient Cable
67 BVG Associates 270 Orion Engineering
68 BW Ideol 271 Orion Research
69 C&P Recruitment 272 Orkney Harbour Authority
70 Cadpeople 273 Osbit Limited
71 Caiman Software Development Ltd 274 OSI Renewables
72 Cairn Risk Consulting Ltd  275 Paratus Commercial Services Limited 
73 Caithness Renewables 276 Partrac
74 Calder Engineering 277 PB Aerial Imaging Ltd
75 Caldive 278 Peel Ports (Hunterston)
76 Cameron Intellectual Property 279 Petrofac Facilities Management Ltd
77 Castletown Law 280 Pier Solutions
78 Centurion UK Rentals and Services 281 Ponticelli UK
79 CessCon Ltd 282 Port of Aberdeen
80 Chrysalis Energy Limited 283 Port of Cromarty Firth
81 Cierco Wind Energy 284 Portakabin (Scotland) Limited 
82 Clarksons Port Services 285 Principle Power
83 Clyde EPC Ltd  286 Prior Power Solutions
84 CNOOD-Wenchong Heavy Industries (CWHI)  287 Prism Energy
85 CO2 Recovery Ltd 288 Proeon Systems Ltd
86 COES Caledonia UK Limited 289 PSG Marine & Logistics Ltd
87 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar  290 QHSE Aberdeen Limited
88 Copenhagen Offshore Partners 291 Quanta EPC
89 Core Marine 292 Quartzelec
90 Cortez Subsea 293 Quaybridge
91 Cortland Company 294 Quoceant
92 COWI 295 R&B Switchgear Services 
93 Csolutions 296 Reach Subsea
94 Dalcour Maclaren 297 Reach Subsea UK
95 Dangle Ltd 298 RED Engineering 
96 Delta Electronics 299 Red Rock Power
97 DH Renewables 300 Reed & Mackay
98 Digitalnauts 301 Reflex Marine
99 DOF Subsea 302 Renantis
100 Dolfines SA 303 RenQuip
101 Donut International Ltd 304 Reoptimize Systems 
102 Eletelle Subsea Ltd 305 Repsol Resources UK
103 EMM Corp 306 Response Consultants
104 EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG 307 RIDG
105 Enerfloat Ltd 308 Rix Renewables
106 Encomara Ltd 309 RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd
107 Energy Insider 310 RMI
108 Energy Transition Zone 311 RMJ Hicks Ltd
109 EnergyVue 312 ROAVR Group
110 Engineering Construction Industry Training Board 313 Robertson Group
111 Entier 314 Roemex
112 Environmental Resources Management Limited 315 Rovco
113 Eodex 316 Roving Eye Enterprises Ltd
114 Eolink 317 ROVOP
115 Equinor 318 Royal Haskoning DHV
116 ESR UK (Group) Ltd 319 RSK Environmental
117 European Marine Energy Centre 320 RUP Ltd
118 Evami Consultancy Services  321 RWE Renewables
119 Facilitating Change 322 Safelift Offshore Ltd
120 Fathom Group Ltd 323 Safetrade 247 Limited
121 Fennex 324 Saipem Ltd
122 Fern Communications 325 Saitec Offshore Technologies
123 Ffolkes Offshore 326 Sarens UK
124 Film Ocean 327 Savante Offshore Services Ltd
125 First Marine Solutions 328 SBM Offshore
126 First People Solutions 329 Schottel Marine Technologies
127 First Subsea 330 Scottish Enterprise
128 Fisher German Priestner (FGP Ltd)  331 Scottish Power Renewables
129 Floating Energy Systems 332 Scottish Renewables
130 Floating Power Plant 333 Seabrokers Ltd
131 Flotation Energy 334 Sealand Projects
132 Francois Offshore Catering 335 Seaway 7
133 Fraserburgh Harbour 336 Seawind Ocean Technology
134 Frontera Enterprise Ltd 337 Semco Maritime
135 Frontier Technical Ltd 338 SFF Services Limited
136 Fugro 339 Sheffield Forgemasters
137 Fulkrum Technical Resources Ltd 340 Shell UK Limited
138 GAC Group 341 Shetland Island Council
139 Gael Force Group Ltd 342 sHYp BV Ltd
140 Gareloch Support Services 343 Simply Blue Energy (Scotland) Ltd
141 Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions 344 Simply Blue Group
142 Gazelle Wind Power 345 Sinclair Energy Partners
143 GB Tarpaulins 346 Singapore Enterprise
144 GCE 347 Skyborn Renewables
145 GDDM 348 Skyhook Helicopters
146 Genesis Energies 349 Skylifter Ltd
147 Geodis FF UK Ltd  350 Slipform Engineering Limited 
148 Georg Fischer Piping Systems  351 Solab IT Services
149 GICON® Großmann Ingenieur Consult GmbH 352 Sonardyne International Limited
150 Global Port Services (Scotland) Ltd  353 Sonomatic
151 Global Quantum 354 Spire Global UK Limited 
152 Global Underwater Hub 355 SRI Services UK Ltd
153 GMC Limited 356 SSE Renewables
154 G-NRGY Ltd 357 STC Insiso
155 Green Marine 358 Stork Technical Services
156 Griffen-Woodhouse Limited 359 Storr Access
157 GTL Search 360 Stuart Brown Consulting
158 Gulfxstream 361 Subsea 7
159 Hagland Shipbrokers 362 Subsea Micropiles
160 Halliburton 363 Sulmara Subsea
161 Harbour Energy 364 Sumitomo Corporation 
162 Harper UK (Aberdeen) Ltd 365 Superior Recruitment Group
163 Hawkes Health (UK) Ltd 366 Swire Renewable Energy
164 Head Resourcing Ltd 367 Techlift UK Limited
165 Hebridean Sea Tours Ltd  368 TechnipFMC
166 Heriot-Watt University 369 Ternan Energy Limited
167 HiDef Aerial Surveying Ltd 370 Texo Group Limited
168 Houlder Ltd 371 The Environmental Recruitment Agency 
169 Howco Group plc 372 Therma-Light Limited 
170 Hubbell  373 Thistle Wind Partners
171 Hugh K Gillies (Construction and Engineering Services) Ltd 374 Toda Corporation
172 Hydro Group 375 Tom Morrow Tarpaulins
173 Hydromea Services 376 Torishima Service Solutions Europe Limited
174 IKM Testing 377 Total Batching Solutions
175 Imenco 378 TotalEnergies
176 Indeximate Ltd 379 Trac Energy
177 Industrias Ferri SA 380 Triton Anchor
178 Inspire Environmental 381 TSL Contractors
179 Instow Line Marine Services 382 TTI Renewables
180 Intelligent Research & Translation Services 383 Tymor Marine
181 InterMoor Ltd 384 Unique Group Ltd 
182 International Medical Management 385 Univergy International
183 Interocean Marine Services 386 University of Aberdeen
184 Inverness Chamber of Commerce 387 University of Strathclyde
185 IRC Integrity 388 UTEC 
186 Irvine Springs 389 Voe Marine
187 ITC Hydraulics & Manufacturing 390 Vryhof
188 ITP Energised 391 V-TES
189 J+S Subsea 392 Vysus Group
190 Jackson Offshore Supply 393 W3G Marine
191 Jamieson Management (Scotland) Ltd  394 Wardell Armstrong
192 Jan De Nul UK 395 Waterfront (Stainless Steel) Ltd
193 JDR Cable Systems 396 Wave Venture
194 Jee Limited 397 Weldex (International) Offshore Ltd
195 JGC Engineering & Technical Services 398 Wick Harbour Authority
196 Jumbo Consulting Group UK 399 Windcat Workboats (Scotland) Ltd
197 KBR 400 Windeed AB
198 KD Marine 401 Wölfel Wind Systems
199 Kent 402 Wood
200 Kincardine Offshore Wind Ltd 403 Wood Thilsled 
201 Kishorn Port 404 Woollard & Henry
202 Kito Crosby 405 Xi Engineering Consultants
203 Kuiper Group UK Ltd    


DeepWind's Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Subgroup assists the development of new systems, products and services by working closely with the UK's innovation champions including the Carbon Trust's Floating Wind Joint Industry Project and the ORE Catapult's Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence.

Many of DeepWind's developer members are already involved in both groups (13 members in the joint industry project and 14 in the Centre of Excellence). This offers a good opportunity to coordinate the UK's floating wind innovation landscape through the developer grouping.

International collaboration on floating wind 

At an international level, one of the first groups to form was the Friends of Floating Offshore Wind (FFOW) which had the commercialisation of floating wind technologies as one of their core objectives.

Further innovation and deployment is the key to reaching this goal and it dovetails neatly with DeepWind's own aims and goals. Eleven of the fifteen strong group of intentional companies that were members of FFOW are now in the DeepWind FOW Subgroup with the opportunity for international co-operation and co-ordination strong.

DeepWind has grown the international co-operation theme with links to other floating wind clusters such as the Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster (NOW)Bretagne Ocean Power in Brittany and Wind'Occ based in Montpelier in the Occitanie Region in France.

Our Memo of Understanding with the WAB cluster from Bremerhaven, Northern Germany also covers floating wind so, while they are not a dedicated floating wind cluster like the others above, they have members who have a vested interest in floating wind technologies and the wider FOW market and are therefore part of our international collaboration in floating wind.   


Our gallery of substructure members show steel and concrete designs that have already been deployed or are being developed. Use the arrows to move through the gallery on the left.

TLB Full Elevation
Bluewater TLP (2)
BW Ideol
Trussfloat Semi Sub System. Credit Dolfines SAS
Hywind Scotland Substructures
Hybrid Wind

Articulated Wind Column - AWC Technology

Axis Energy Projects Image: Tension Leg Platform (TLP) system. Credit Axis

Bluewater TLP system. Credit: Bluewater Energy Services

FloatGen, 1st French floating project. Credit BW Ideol

Trussfloat semi-sub system. Credit Dolfines SAS

Tension Leg Platform (TLP) design. Credit Ecosse IP

Eolink floating turbine system. Credit: Eolink

Hywind Scotland substructures. Credit: Equinor

Hybrid wind/wave design. Credit Floating Power Plant

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Survey and Inspection Subgroup

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