Ocean Winds, Aker bid for 6 GW in Scottish offshore leasing round

Image by: Aker Offshore Wind (AOW).

September 14 (Renewables Now) - Ocean Winds, the offshore wind joint venture of EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) and Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), and Norway’s Aker Offshore Wind AS have submitted joint bids to develop 6 GW of floating offshore wind projects in Scottish waters.

The partners said on Tuesday they have submitted their proposals as part of the ScotWind leasing round for offshore wind farms, which was open for applications until July 16.

Ocean Winds and Aker intend to use steel-based semi-submersible floaters called Windfloat. The technology was developed by US floating wind specialist Principle Power Inc, which is majority-owned by Aker Offshore and Ocean Winds. Their bids concern several sites in the Outer Moray Firth.

The proposals are planned to be outlined at the Floating Offshore Wind 2021 conference in Aberdeen, which starts on September 15.

Last week, US sustainable energy developer Invenergy LLC and BW Offshore Ltd announced they have taken part in ScotWind Leasing with projects for up to 5.4 GW of offshore wind capacity, both floating and fixed-bottom. The leasing round, which aims to enable the construction of up to 10 GW of new offshore wind farms, has attracted 74 proposals.

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