Total has signed an agreement with Simply Blue Energy to develop floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea in Wales.
On 19 March, it said it had come to an agreement to acquire an 80% stake in the pioneering floating wind project, Erebus. Erebus has a 96MW capacity and is set to be installed in an area with water depth of 70 metres. Total said in acquiring the 80% stake, it had become one of the first movers in this technology in the UK, with it explaining floating offshore wind will be set for “strong growth in the years to come”.
Simply Blue Energy Managing Director, Sam Roch-Perks, said: “Together we will progress the first stepping-stone projects that will allow the local supply chain to build up their capabilities to help deliver the larger projects that will be developed for the 2030s. It is like being in Aberdeen in the 1960s except from Pembroke we look out onto a sea that can deliver wind energy, helping the UK reach its 2050 net-zero target.”