Wind Energy – North Sea Renewables Grid
Cerulean Winds has revealed plans to build the North Sea Renewables Grid (NSRG), an offshore integrated green power and transmission system, powered by floating wind, that oil and gas platforms will plug into for clean power.
Cerulean and partner Frontier Power International will develop three 333km2 sites of hundreds of floating turbines, producing multiple GW of electricity, after being offered the lion’s share of seabed leases in the recent Crown Estate Scotland INTOG round.
The scale and location close together in the Central North Sea will enable a new basin-wide offshore transmission system to be constructed which platforms can access, allowing them to remove millions of tonnes of production emissions by trading gas and diesel generation for a flexible, cost effective and cleaner alternative.
With its delivery consortium of partners including NOV, Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy, DEME and Worley, they will deliver one of the country’s largest infrastructure investment projects and support the sector’s decarbonisation targets.