Invenergy, BW Offshore bid for 5.4 GW in ScotWind leasing round

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September 9 (Renewables Now) - US sustainable energy developer Invenergy LLC and floating production specialist BW Offshore Ltd (OSL:BWO) have teamed up to develop offshore wind, both floating and fixed-bottom projects, off Scotland's northeast coast, the companies said on Wednesday.

The partnership has submitted bids to develop up to 5.4 GW as part of the ScotWind leasing round for offshore wind farms, which was open for applications until July 16 and received 74 proposals.

Invenergy and BW Offshore said they have experience in delivering large-scale energy projects from inception to operation. Invenergy can also leverage its network of strategic supplier relationships such as with GE Renewable Energy, noted senior executive vice president and construction business leader Bryan Schueler. The Chicago-based developer has so far not participated in offshore wind projects. It is among the parties that are already qualified to take part in a proposed offshore wind lease sale in the New York Bight.

Invenergy has partnered with BW Group firm BW LNG on a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-to-power Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) project in El Salvador.

Its partner in the ScotWind venture, BW Offshore, engineers floating production solutions for the oil and gas industry. It has a fleet of 14 Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSOs).

Earlier this year, BW Offshore became a strategic investor in floating offshore wind player BW Ideol.

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