BlueFloat Energy unveils floating project in Taiwan

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 24/05/2022 BlueFloat Energy
BlueFloat Energy (BlueFloat) has unveiled plans to develop its first floating wind project in Taiwan, called “Winds of September.”  

The wind farm, with a planned capacity of over 1 GW, is located 25 km off the coast of Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City in an area of around 125 km2 at around 70-80m water depths.

BlueFloat is under the leadership of CEO Carlos Martin, and is headquartered in Spain. Martin commented: ”We try to think of bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind as parallel industries. We believe that floating wind farms have a number of important differences compared to bottom-fixed projects and that a successful floating wind project development strategy requires a very different approach and mindset.”

The company also announced the appointment of incoming Country Manager Michael Pinkerton. Pinkerton, who is originally from Australia, has participated in and managed the development of renewable energy projects at Macquarie Group and Swancor Renewable Energy (SRE). He has experience in the management, construction, and operation of several large-scale projects in Southeast Asia and has worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.

“This year has seen BlueFloat Energy have much success globally and I am very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of such a booming organization. BlueFloat Energy is a company with great potential and excellent floating offshore wind farm experience. I believe that we can work with Taiwan and push toward its net-zero target and accelerate the global energy transition process. We will work with local partners, suppliers, and stakeholders to deliver our project pipeline that will not only provide vast quantities of locally sourced, clean and affordable electricity but will also create a greater number of jobs in the industry, forming many collaboration opportunities”
said Michael Pinkerton, the Taiwan Country Manager of BlueFloat Energy.

BlueFloat Energy is developing projects in several markets, including Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Spain, Italy, UK and France. In Scotland, UK, BlueFloat, in partnership with Ørsted and Falck Renewables, secured seabed leases in the recent Scotwind lease round for the deployment of three floating wind projects with a total capacity of up to 2.7 GW.

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