TotalEnergies JV nominates areas for floating wind off Oregon

Offshore wind farm. Author: Beverley Goodwin. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

June 30 (Renewables Now) - Deep Blue Pacific Wind, a Portland-based joint venture between France’s TotalEnergies SE (EPA:TTE) and Simply Blue Group, has nominated three areas off the Southern Oregon coast to build the first floating offshore wind project in the Pacific Northwest.

The company announced this on Tuesday, saying that it submitted the nomination in response to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) official call launched two months ago.

Deep Blue Pacific Wind has nominated three smaller sections, each of 135 square miles, within the zone identified by the US Department of Interior off Oregon’s southern coast near Coos and Curry Counties. Each of the areas Deep Blue is targeting enables deploying roughly 1 GW of power, a company representative told Renewables Now.

According to Lauren Spence, Vice President of Deep Blue Pacific Wind, the Pacific Northwest has some of the highest potential for floating wind.

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