12 April 2023. The BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership has successfully deployed two floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) buoys at its proposed Scottish floating offshore wind projects.
The two EOLOS FLS200 LiDAR buoys were deployed during the weekend (8 – 9 April) at the Partnership’s Broadshore site 50 km north of Fraserburgh and the Bellrock site 130 km east of Aberdeen.
Equipped with fully autonomous and remote sensing devices, the buoys will remain onsite for at least 12 months to capture accurate wind, metocean and atmospheric data and obtain insights on the site characteristics which will help shape and inform the design of the wind farms.
“This is another exciting step for our Broadshore and Bellrock projects and brings us closer towards delivering commercial scale floating offshore wind projects in Scotland”, said Susie Lind, Managing Director of the BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership. “These works will ensure that we can maximise the potential of our ScotWind projects with a detailed understanding of the environment and conditions at sea to feed the design process.”
As well as its 3.1GW portfolio of Scottish floating offshore wind projects – 900 MW Broadshore, 1.2GW Bellrock and the 1GW Stromar project it is developing in collaboration with Ørsted – the BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership has recently 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 Sinclair and Scaraben projects, located north of Fraserburgh and next to the Partnership’s Broadshore development, will trial innovative foundation technologies, fabrication works and mooring systems with a view to maximising opportunities for the Scottish supply chain, driving local investment and job creation.
For more information: Kenny Craig, Communications Manager, BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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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.
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