05 Jul 2022: The Crown Estate has today identified five broad ‘Areas of Search’ for the development of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. These areas have been identified following technical analysis and extensive engagement between The Crown Estate, the UK and Welsh governments, key agencies, and specialist stakeholders. Further stakeholder and market feedback will be used to refine the Areas of Search into smaller project development areas, within which the first generation of commercial-scale floating windfarms could be built. These project development areas will be offered to the market via competitive tender, to be launched in mid-2023. It is intended that these areas will deliver 4GW of floating offshore wind power by 2035 – kick-starting industry in the region and providing power to almost four million homes. Subject to the outcome of the plan-level HRA, The Crown Estate will in 2023 also confirm seabed rights for three separate ‘Test and Demonstration’ sites in the Celtic Sea. Experience from these smaller-scale developments will inform the rollout of larger projects in the Celtic Sea and elsewhere. 
Location:
United Kingdom
Status:
Development Zone
Capacity:
1000 MW
4C Offshore | Location Map: Lat(50.360) Lon(-7.096)

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