CIMC Raffles, best known as a supplier of equipment and services for the offshore oil and gas industry, including semi-submersible drilling rigs, jack-up rigs, FPSOs, FPUs and high-end offshore special vessels is seeking opportunities in the floating wind sector in partnership with Dolfines SAS in France
The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on floating wind projects in Europe and Asia. Dolfines is an independent engineering and services company specialising in the renewable energy industry.
CIMC Raffles has a number of R&D centres and three shipyards in China that execute offshore oil and gas projects that are also suitable for renewable energy projects. “CIMC Raffles is perfectly prepared for the industrialised mass production of floating wind turbines,” said Dolfines.
Dolfines has developed the ‘TrussFloat,’ a semi-submersible platform suitable for use in the floating wind sector.
Dolfines chief executive Jean-Claude Bourdon said, “CIMC Raffles has the facilities required for industrialised, mass production of floating wind turbines.
“The modular construction concept of the TrussFloat allows us to comply with local content requirements by using existing construction and transportation infrastructure.”
CIMC Raffles marketing director Fu Qiang said, “Together with Dolfines, we want to accompany offshore oil and gas majors towards a carbon neutral future.”