UK-based energy developer Simply Blue Energy, and Total, one of the world’s largest energy companies, have established a partnership to develop floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea off the South West of the UK.
The Celtic Sea lies to the south of Wales, to the north of Devon and Cornwall and stretches as far west as Ireland and south to the coast of Brittany.
The first development will be Erebus, a 96 MW demonstration project at water depths of 70m, for which an application has already been submitted to the Crown Estate. The intention is that the project will be developed to use Principle Power’s Windfloat technology, one of the most advanced floating technologies worldwide.
This new partnership between Total and Simply Blue Energy opens a new chapter in the development of renewable energy in the South West of the UK.
For more information read the presentation by Simon Cheeseman, “Supply Chain Opportunities in Offshore Renewables Jan 2020″ of the Renewable Energy Catapult.