27 Jul 2021: 300MW of new projects, identified through The Crown Estate’s Test and Demonstration leasing opportunity, have been given the green light to progress to the next stage of assessment. The three projects are: - The 100MW Whitecross project, located off the coast of Devon and Cornwall. Brought forward by Offshore Wind Limited, a Joint Venture between Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, S.A. and Flotation Energy plc. - The Llŷr 1 and Llŷr 2 projects, comprising two separate 100MW sites, in waters of between 60 and 70m deep, each testing different technologies, located south of Pembroke, on the Welsh coast. Developed by Floventis Energy Limited, a newly established joint venture between SBM Offshore and Cierco Ltd. The three projects have satisfied the initial application criteria set out by The Crown Estate. The projects will be subject to plan-level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and then granted seabed agreements for lease. Projects can then progress with environmental assessments and surveys in line with the regulatory consent processes. The three projects would each test new foundation and mooring technologies, using new designs, materials and construction approaches. Will make contribution to the UK's target of 1GW of floating wind capacity in UK waters by 2030 and together with Blue Gem’s Erebus project and TwinHub’s project at the WaveHub site, quadruple the capacity of the floating wind pipeline in the Celtic Sea to over 400MW.  The Crown Estate is also continuing its work (announced in March) to design a new leasing opportunity for early commercial-scale floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea. This will focus on projects of circa 300MW each in scale.
United Kingdom
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100 MW
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