We believe that floating offshore wind (FOW) is a game changer for renewable power
Our goal is to develop floating wind projects that will make a valuable contribution to addressing global energy and the climate change crisis. Offshore floating wind:
Floating wind solutions have matured in recent years and floating foundations are now proven and financeable. The scale of projects is increasing globally and there are more and more technology choices available to suit different environments and needs. We work with different technologies on different projects. For example, we have partnered with Principle Power who are one of the leading developers of floating technology to develop the c. 96MW Erebus project off the coast of Pembrokeshire, UK and Ireland. It will be the first floating wind project in the Celtic Sea and possibly the largest globally when it is commissioned in the mid-2020s. Erebus will be followed by Valorous, also in the Celtic Sea, and by Emerald off Kinsale, Ireland, Western Star off Ireland’s Atlantic coast, Salamander in the Scottish North Sea, and a number of other projects which are at earlier stages of development.
At Simply Blue, we recognise that children are the planet’s future and as such we believe that they have the greatest stake in the drive towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy vision. Educating the youth about the challenges and opportunities around climate change is vital to achieving the ambition of 100% green energy production. We have produced this animation entitled “The Seagull and the Storm” to help educate children and promote conversations, both in school and at home. Follow the story of Roisín Renewables and her friend the Seagull as they show that nobody is too small to make a difference!
Offshore wind has become a favoured form of renewable energy generation. It is expected to produce 7% – 11% of the EU’s electricity demand by 2030 and has the potential to provide 80% to 180% at a competitive cost of EUR65/MWh or below. Up to 45% of this energy is identified as coming from floating wind. Therefore, to capitalise on the world’s full offshore wind potential, floating as well as fixed foundation solutions will be required.