The huge offshore wind potential off the North Atlantic will be utilised by Nomadic Offshore Wind to help create a clean, sustainable future for everyone.
Nomadic Offshore Wind is a floating wind project, with up to 500MW of capacity, located between Northern Ireland and Islay, Inner Southern Hebrides (Scotland).
The Nomadic Offshore Wind project will utilise innovative and innovative floating offshore wind technologies to produce zero-carbon electricity. The development aims to help Northern Ireland, Scotland, and the UK (United Kingdom) to progress towards a net-zero future.
Due to its unique location, the project is currently exploring routes to market including supporting a Green Energy Park and the production of hydrogen and e-fuels. The project is currently in planning stage and will support the UK’s overall goal to decarbonise the energy system and provide increased local security of supply.
The Nomadic Offshore Wind project is a stepping-stone project that is following the philosophy that Simply Blue Group is using in the Celtic Sea. Along with a strong focus on supply chain, it will provide a platform to verify innovative routes to market solutions.
Nomadic Offshore Wind will provide an opportunity for the local supply chain to gear up for commercial-scale offshore opportunities that Northern Ireland and Scotland can offer.
This will allow both regions of the UK to maximise the financial benefit of its strong offshore wind resource and generate long term jobs for its local communities, while contributing to the UK government’s target of 1GW of operational floating offshore wind by 2030.
Floating wind foundations are normally used in deep waters where fixed foundations are no longer economically feasible. Space for fixed foundations is scarce in many countries (including the UK) as development of fixed wind projects has been happening for the last 15 years. The recent ScotWind allocation in Scotland proved the rise of Floating wind foundations with a pipeline of up to 15GW of floating wind out of total 25GW of allocation. Therefore, floating wind is going to play a particularly vital role in the development of offshore wind pipelines in many countries including Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Given previous projects have not yielded the expected supply chain benefits for Scotland, especially on the western coast, there is a need for a pre-commercial stepping-stone project to get ready for ScotWind 2.
The Nomadic Offshore Wind project aims to bridge the development gap between the ScotWind 1 and 2 projects