EDF, DP Energy partner to generate 1GW of green energy in Celtic SeaJan 12, 2022 by Energy Connects
EDF Renewables UK announced on Wednesday a joint venture with DP Energy to generate up to 1GW of low carbon green energy in the Celtic Sea.
The company said in a statement that the floating offshore wind project called ‘Gwynt Glas’ in English and Welsh waters will provide power for approximately 927,400 homes – which will contribute a significant part of the Crown Estate’s ambitions for 4GW of capacity in the Celtic Sea.
“This is a great start to 2022 for us and we are very pleased to announce this partnership with DP Energy. We firmly believe Gwynt Glas will be a catalyst for further supply chain growth across the UK which is something we as a company are very supportive of,” said Scott Sutherland, EDF Renewables UK Head of Offshore Wind.
“Floating offshore wind is an exciting new technology and will bring much needed inward investment which can regenerate coastal economies and communities.” added Sutherland.
The companies said that an area of interest encompassing some 1,500 sq km has been identified, approximately 70km from the shore, with initial remote aerial surveys for marine mammal and birds taking place since Spring 2021.