Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between Total and Simply Blue Energy, has begun its 2021 Celtic Sea offshore survey campaign
Survey company GEOxyz has started geophysical survey work at the Erebus floating wind site which is 45 km southwest of the Pembrokeshire coastline. The offshore surveys are due to last until mid-June.
Erebus is a 96-MW demonstration project in a water depth of 70 m, for which an application has been submitted to the Crown Estate.
Blue Gem Wind technical manager Myriam Samba said, “It is very positive to be offshore once again, following up on our initial surveys, which began in August 2020.
“We are continuing to build a detailed picture of what the seabed is like for our Erebus project, which will enable us to build the most efficient floating offshore windfarm we can, with the least environmental impact.”
The offshore surveys follow on from a recent temporary onshore met mast installation on the Angle Peninsula.
Blue Gem Wind project managing director Mike Scott said, “Local residents are becoming familiar with our onshore met mast, but it is offshore where most of our activity will continue to happen. We look forward to evaluating the results of this and future survey work out in the Celtic Sea.”