An interesting session today looking at the eye popping potential for Floating Offshore Wind in the Celtic Sea with figures of upwards of 100 GW peppering the discourse.
An enthusiastic panel and audience made this an upbeat session and I particularly enjoyed industry veteran Mike Scott’s summary of the realities of Project Development particularly regarding education and stakeholder involvement. Along side these and also needing addressing are the CfD and financial aspects as well as seeking to optimise project design and and integrated solutions.
Following the codification of the Offshore Wind Sector deal, the supply chain and local content opportunities featured prominently and it was especially pleasing to see the potential integration of Hydrogen being mentioned from the outset.
The Welsh/Cornish aspect was evidenced at the Crown Estate London’s
Round 4 events and things have certainly progressed despite the lock down.
The real work will begin shortly and, as with Scotwind I’ll endeavour to keep you up to date at the Floating Offshore Wind Professionals Group