Orsted joins Falck, BlueFloat for ScotWind floaters

Partnership to enter 10GW Scottish offshore wind lease round [Image: BlueFloat Energy]

Orsted has entered into a partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind potential in Scotland.

The consortium is set to apply for seabed leases in sites which lend themselves to the deployment of large-scale floating wind technology in the Crown Estate Scotland’s upcoming ScotWind leasing round.

Orsted UK region head Duncan Clark added: “We have seen the positive, transformative impact of Orsted’s offshore wind farms in providing clean, cheap energy for homes and businesses; investing in our supply chain and opening access to opportunities across the globe; and creating new jobs and skills that leave a lasting legacy in communities across the country. This success is something we are very keen to replicate in Scotland.
“The ScotWind leasing round is a crucial step in the Scottish Government’s plan to deliver up to 11 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 and will be pivotal to a truly green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

BlueFloat Energy’s CEO, Carlos Martin, said: “Announcing our partnership with Orsted strengthens BlueFloat Energy’s position in the floating wind market since it endorses our value proposition as a technology-neutral expert with a decade of unique experience and knowledge in developing floating wind projects.

“Floating wind is an emerging industry and we are excited to announce our partnership with Orsted. It reinforces our capabilities and creates a winning consortium for a very competitive ScotWind leasing round.”

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