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.
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.