The Anonymous Widower

Seabed Power Grid To Link North Sea Wind Turbines

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

This is the sub-heading.

A vast power grid on the seabed of the central North Sea is being planned as part of a £20bn project to power oil and gas platforms with green electricity.

Points in the article include.

  • There could be more than 400 offshore turbines.
  • If they were 15 MW turbines, that would be at least 6 GW.
  • The plan could involve 10,000 jobs, many of which could be in the supply chain in Scotland.
  • The plan is for three connected large sea areas in the central North Sea covering nearly 400 square miles.
  • Infrastructure could be in place by 2028.
  • Scotland was among the most investable countries in the world for floating wind farms.
  • Partners include experienced companies like NOV, Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy, DEME and Worley.
  • Nearly a third of the world’s current order pipeline for floating wind is destined for Scottish waters.

In Cerulean Winds Is A Different Type Of Wind Energy Company, I said, the project is privately-funded. and will need no government subsidy .

This article on is entitled Cerulean North Sea Renewables Grid To Power Oil & Gas Platforms With Floating Wind finishes with this paragraph.

Cerulean has agreed on an approach with its industrial partners early to de-risk the project in the same way other large-scale infrastructure developments are initiated, the company said. In total, the three wind farms could contribute over GBP 12 billion GVA to the UK’s economy.

Do you believe in magic money trees?

The Original Cerulean Press Release

This press release on the Cerulean Wind web site, gives more details.

Read it and you might get some measure of the ambition of the company.

Questions And Thoughts

In Cerulean Winds Is A Different Type Of Wind Energy Company, I answer a few questions at the end of the post, and come to this conclusion.

It looks like Cerulean Winds are a very different energy company.

If you have any more questions, put them in the comments and I’ll answer them, as best as I can in the related post.


May 4, 2023 - Posted by | Energy, Finance | , , , , , , , ,

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