Wind Energy – Floating Wind
Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group has appointed OWC as owner’s engineer for the pre-FEED of the Valorous floating offshore wind project located in the Celtic Sea.
OWC’s scope of work is to deliver owner’s engineering services for the pre-lease engineering and consenting scope for the Valorous floating offshore wind project.
The intent of this scope of work is to complete the required work packages and deliverables necessary for the project to submit a successful lease application to The Crown Estate as part of the upcoming Celtic Sea leasing round and prepare the project for pre-FEED.
The contract is for a term of approximately one-and-a-half years, and the scope of work includes owners engineering and project development support to achieve the timely and successful lease application.
The Valorous project is a proposed early-commercial project, that follows the 100 MW demonstration project Erebus, which OWC has supported as owner’s engineer for over two years.
Valorous is located approximately 47 kilometres southwest of the Pembrokeshire coastline, with approximate water depths of 70 – 84 metres at the offshore array area and is estimated to feature up to 27 wind turbine generators (WTGs), as well as the associated floating platforms and mooring infrastructure and a single offshore substation.