The BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership has been offered seabed exclusivity rights to develop two 99.5MW projects under the innovation arm of Crown Estate Scotland’s INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas) auction process. The auction saw ten projects bid to bring forward the development of small-scale innovation projects.
The Sinclair and Scaraben projects, located north of Fraserburgh and adjacent to the Partnership’s 900MW Broadshore project, seek to trial innovative foundation technologies, associated fabrication works and mooring systems with a view to maximising opportunities for the Scottish supply chain, driving local investment and job creation.
A key element of the bid proposals is the opportunity to test and adapt a community benefit model, governed independently, and directed by the communities in which the schemes will operate, through collaboration with our supply chain and project partners. The model could create a blueprint, shaping the future of community benefit from floating offshore wind throughout the whole of Scotland. This builds on Renantis’ successful track record of deploying similar schemes via its onshore wind farms in Scotland.
BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership’s Managing Director, Susie Lind, said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Blue Float Energy | Renantis Partnership to pioneer emerging technology solutions and explore meaningful options for community benefit. These ‘stepping-stone’ projects could help stimulate local supply chain growth and create lasting career pathways to support our wider ScotWind developments.
“It’s exciting to see the rapid developments in the sector, from new designs and materials to improved manufacturing processes and installation methods. As we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, our Sinclair and Scaraben projects could help shape and inform the design of future floating wind farms globally, paving the way for a more sustainable future for generations to come.”
The Partnership’s INTOG bid success builds on its existing 3.1GW portfolio of ScotWind projects comprising the 1.2GW Bellrock project and 900MW Broadshore project. This includes the 1GW Stromar project in collaboration with Ørsted.
Suppliers and businesses interested in working with the partnership can register their interest via the Broadshore supply chain portal https://www.broadshorewind.co.uk/supply-chain
For more information contact Kenny Craig, Head of Communications, BlueFloat Energy | Renantis partnership
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