Wind Energy – Wales
The Welsh Government has granted consent for Wales’ first floating windfarm, Erebus, with high hopes the project will secure a CfD as part of the 2023 procurement round.
Developed by Blue Gem Wind – a joint venture between energy giant TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group – the scheme will be sited round 25 miles off the coast of Pembrokeshire.
Erebus will comprise of seven 14MW turbines on floating platforms, with its 100MW capacity providing enough power for some 93,000 homes.
The project forms part of the first phase of a 4GW leasing round in the Celtic Sea, overseen by the Crown Estate.
One of the first major commercial buildouts of floating technology in the UK so far, the Celtic Sea programme is intended to establish 4GW of floating wind capacity by 2035, though the area could eventually accommodate up to an additional 20GW by 2045.