Wind Energy – Floating Wind
Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7, has signed an exclusivity agreement as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round.
The INTOG leasing round, announced in February 2022, presents an opportunity to secure seabed rights to develop offshore wind projects for the purpose of providing greener electricity to power oil and gas installations.
To this end, the 100MW Salamander floating offshore wind project is located 35km off Peterhead on the East coast of Scotland. The project is focused on supply chain development, as well as de-risking floating wind technologies for future commercial projects.
The exclusivity agreement that is now in place will allow offshore wind development work to begin while Marine Scotland’s planning process for the INTOG Sectoral Marine Plan (INTOG SMP) is completed.
According to Salamander, the project will be used to demonstrate technologies at commercial scale, readying them for roll out in utility-scale projects such as the ScotWind leases.