Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between Total and Simply Blue Energy, has submitted an environmental scoping report for Valorous, a 300-MW floating offshore windfarm
Valorous is the second floating offshore wind project being progressed by Blue Gem Wind in the Celtic Sea. The proposed site is approximately 50 km southwest of the Pembrokeshire coastline.
The project follows on from Erebus, the 96-MW test and demonstration project that is already in development. The Erebus project received seabed rights in August 2020.
Blue Gem Wind project director Mike Scott said, “Blue Gem Wind is progressing its second floating offshore wind ‘stepping-stone’ project in the Celtic Sea.
“We believe moving from demonstration-scale projects to larger, early-commercial developments, will help to capture the highest local supply chain content and maximise knowledge transfer. We look forward to receiving feedback from Natural Resources Wales on the scoping report.”