Luxembourg-based subsea engineering company Subsea 7 has entered a joint venture with Irish marine developer Simply Blue Energy to develop a floating wind farm. Located off the north-east coast of Scotland, the 200MW Salamander wind farm concept is a pre-commercial project.
Simply Blue Energy will offer its experience in floating wind developments in the Celtic Sea, while Subsea 7 will provide its expertise in delivering offshore energy projects in Scotland.
Subsea 7 CEO John Evans said: “Subsea 7 believes that floating wind has an important role to play in the energy transition and a low carbon future. We look forward to working with Simply Blue Energy on this exciting project.”
In January, Shell acquired a majority stake in Simply Blue Energy’s joint venture, Kinsale. The company signed an agreement with Simply Blue Energy to acquire a 51% stake in Kinsale. The joint venture company develops the Emerald Project, a floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea off the coast of Ireland.
The Emerald Project will be developed near Kinsale gas fields. It will use advanced renewable floating wind-powered generators to initially generate 300MW.