Falck Renewables and BlueFloat move forward with UK floating offshore wind


United KingdomPlans for Falck Renewables’ and BlueFloat Energy’s Llywelyn and Petroc floating offshore wind farms are moving forward quickly, with grid connections secured and nearly a year’s worth of bird surveys already completed.

Llywelyn and Petroc, which are located off the coasts of Pembrokeshire and Devon, respectively, and have a target installed capacity of 300MW each, will make a significant contribution to meeting the UK’s 1GW floating offshore wind target by 2030.

These locations were chosen after a thorough evaluation that included consideration of protected areas, environmental impact, cable routing, existing infrastructure, marine traffic, and fishing activity. Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy are also actively engaged with the supply chain in Wales and the South West, with plans to establish a local offshore wind manufacturing base. The partnership will select technologies that can maximize existing regional infrastructure while optimizing new investments, based on Falck and BlueFloat’s extensive knowledge of floating wind.

The partnership believes that a rapid development of these 300MW projects will play a major role in the development of a floating wind industry in the Celtic Sea, and will serve as a stepping stone for larger developments by the end of the decade to help meet The Crown Estate’s 2035 4GW target announced in November 2021.