Over 100 delegates joined an exciting event on the plans for deployment of industrial scale Floating Wind (FLOW) in the Celtic Sea and the supply chain opportunities that arise from this.
The political will, investor appetite and regulatory requirements are all aligning with the first 90MW + developments already in planning.
What is now essential is the UK supply chain’s response to the industrialisation requirements of this technology in order to ensure the Offshore Wind Sector deal target of 60% UK content can be achieved. This will require significant innovation, and the prospect of developing first mover advantage with new to the market products, services and systems in a global market estimated to reach 100GW by 2050.
Speakers included Prof. Lars Johanning, Programme lead for the Marine-i project, Steve Jermy Non-Exec Director of Cornwall & Isle of Scilly LEP, who discussed the significant progress implementing the South West FLOW strategy and Blue Gem Wind who have announced their Erebus 96MW array in the Celtic Sea. The event concluded with a question and answers session with Simon Cheeseman who manages ORE Catapult’s Cornwall office and Matt Hodson Director of Marine Hub.
A follow up event will be held in early July and details will be posted on the Marine-i website soon.
You can find out more about Floating Offshore Wind in the Celtic Sea here https://www.marine-i.co.uk/news/article/109/seizing-the-opportunity-for-floating-offshore-wind-in-the-celtic-sea