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BlueFloat Energy and Falck Renewables eye floating offshore wind off south-west England

Partners believe the Celtic Sea off south-west England and Wales offers great potential for floating offshore wind

Members of BlueFloat’s senior management team helped to develop the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project while at EDP Renewables (pic credit: Ocean Winds)
Members of BlueFloat’s senior management team helped to develop the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project while at EDP Renewables (pic credit: Ocean Winds)

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Floating offshore wind specialist BlueFloat Energy and Italian developer Falck Renewables are considering the potential for floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea. 

Lying off Cornwall, south-west England and Wales, the area has great potential for floating offshore wind farms, due to its “excellent” wind resources and the availability of suitable infrastructure and a supply chain, the companies believe.

The partners have previously teamed up with Ørsted to bid in the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round. They also recently announced plans for a floating offshore wind farm off Italy.

They took part in a consultation undertaken by the UK’s seabed landlord, The Crown Estate, on how to support floating offshore wind development in the Celtic Sea.

Members of BlueFloat’s senior management team helped to develop the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic WindFloat Atlantic (25MW) Offshoreoff Viana do Castelo, Portugal, Europe Click to see full details project while at EDP Renewables. BlueFloat itself is backed by 547 Energy, the renewable energy investment platform of private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners.

Meanwhile, Falck owns stakes in operational onshore wind farms, but not in operational offshore capacity.

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