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Wales’ First Floating Offshore Wind Farm Gets Marine License

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

This is the sub-heading.

Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, has secured a marine license for the 100 MW Erebus floating offshore wind project in Wales.

These are some other points from the article.

  • The project will use seven next-generation 14 MW turbines.
  • They will be mounted on WindFloats, which are a proven technology.
  • The wind farm will provide enough renewable energy to power 93,000 homes.
  • It is aimed that the project will be commissioned in 2026.

The project has a web site, which is in English and Welsh. The home page has a good visualisation of three wind turbines on their WindFloats. Underneath is this mission statement.

Independent studies have suggested there could be as much as 50GW of electricity capacity available in the Celtic Sea waters of the UK and Ireland. This renewable energy resource could play a key role in the UK meeting the 2050 Net-Zero target required to mitigate climate change. Erebus, the first floating offshore wind project in the Celtic Sea will provide new low carbon supply chain opportunities, support coastal communities and create long-term benefits for the region.

Wales will be powered by sea dragons!

February 23, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | , , , , , , , ,

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