Falck and BlueFloat Energy eye Scottish offshore wind

Falck Renewables and the newly formed BlueFloat Energy plan to apply for at least one Scottish seabed lease

Members of BlueFloat’s senior management team helped develop EDPR’s WindFloat Atlantic project

Italian developer Falck Renewables and members of the team behind the WindFloat Atlantic project are looking at floating offshore wind development opportunities in Scottish waters.

Falck and the newly formed BlueFloat Energy plan to jointly apply for one or more seabed leases in Crown Estate Scotland’s upcoming leasing round.

Members of BlueFloat’s senior management team helped to develop the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project while at EDPR. BlueFloat itself is backed by 547 Energy, the renewable energy investment platform of private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners.

While Falck owns stakes in 460MW of operational Scottish onshore wind capacity, its portfolio currently lacks operational offshore wind capacity.

The partners will be competing alongside the likes of Mainstream Renewable Power and Eni, Elicio and Ideol, Macquarie's Green Investment Group, and Aker Solutions in the Scottish leasing round.

Seabed landlord Crown Estate Scotland aims to award sites capable of supporting up to 10GW of new offshore wind capacity.

Scotland has nearly 900MW of operational offshore wind capacity and more than 2.2GW in various stages of development, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly. The country aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2045.