- BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership offered exclusivity rights to develop its Sinclair and Scaraben floating wind projects north of Fraserburgh – leveraging synergies via its 900MW Broadshore project.
- The projects seek to trial innovative floating wind technology solutions, kick-starting supply chain growth and job creation in Scotland and providing a ‘stepping-stone’ to the partnership’s ScotWind projects.
- Bid proposals include the intention to develop a scalable community benefit model – creating a potential blueprint for floating offshore wind in Scotland.
24 March 2023 – The BlueFloat Energy and Renantis Partnership has been offered seabed exclusivity rights to develop two 99MW projects under the innovation arm of Crown Estate Scotland’s INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas) auction process. The auction saw ten projects bid to bring forward the development ofsmall-scale innovation projects.
The Sinclair and Scaraben projects, located north of Fraserburgh and adjacent to the Partnership’s 900MW Broadshore project, seek to trial innovative foundation technologies, associated fabrication works and mooring systems with a view to maximising opportunities for the Scottish supply chain, driving local investment and job creation.
A key element of the bid proposals is the opportunity to test and adapt a community benefit model, governed independently, and directed by the communities in which the schemes will operate, through collaboration with our supply chain and project partners. The model could create a blueprint, shaping the future of community benefit from floating offshore wind throughout the whole of Scotland. This builds on Renantis’ successful track record of deploying similar schemes via its onshore wind farms in Scotland.
BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership’s Managing Director, Susie Lind, said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Blue Float Energy | Renantis Partnership to pioneer emerging technology solutions and explore meaningful options for community benefit. These ‘stepping-stone’ projects could help stimulate local supply chain growth and create lasting career pathways to support our wider ScotWind developments.
“It’s exciting to see the rapid developments in the sector, from new designs and materials to improved manufacturing processes and installation methods. As we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, our Sinclair and Scaraben projects could help shape and inform the design of future floating wind farms globally, paving the way for a more sustainable future for generations to come.”
The Partnership’s INTOG bid success builds on its existing 3.1GW portfolio of ScotWind projects comprising the 1.2GW Bellrock project and 900MW Broadshore project. The partners are also developing the 1GW Stromar project in collaboration with Ørsted. Suppliers and businesses interested in working with the partnership can register their interest via the Broadshore supply chain portal https://www.broadshorewind.co.uk/supply-chain
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About BlueFloat Energy
BlueFloat Energy is developing offshore wind projects in various regions of the world, where it can implement its vision: to accelerate global deployment of offshore wind as a key enabler for the energy transition and economic growth. Founded by renewable energy professionals, BlueFloat Energy brings together remarkable team expertise in the design, development, financing, construction and delivery of offshore wind projects.
For more information please visit: www.bluefloat.com
Renantis exists to build a better future for all by powering people’s everyday lives with care. It develops, designs, constructs and operates onshore wind farms, solar PV plants, floating offshore wind farms and energy storage facilities globally.
Headquartered in Italy, Renantis has delivered renewable energy since 2002. The company’s plants span the United Kingdom, Italy, United States, Spain, France, Norway and Sweden, with a total capacity of 1,420 MW in operation.
Sustainability is part of Renantis’ DNA, creating shared value for all stakeholders, safeguarding, and enhancing the environment in which they operate and building relationships with communities.
As responsible pioneers in the renewable energy sector, Renantis has a strong track record of providing specialised services and expertise at all stages of the value chain. From production to consumption, they provide technical advisory, asset management and energy management services to clients and these activities span 40 countries.
For more information please visit: www.renantis.com