Overview & Benefits

Our goal is to develop floating wind projects that will make a valuable contribution to Europe’s electricity demand.
Opens access to new sites in deeper waters – 80% of Europe’s offshore wind resource is located in waters of 60m or deeper
Accesses higher average wind speeds and allows for optimal spacing
Increases yield and capacity factors leading to competitive Levelised Costs of Energy (LCoE)
Minimises or eliminates the visual impact from the coastline as locations are further out to sea
Floating Wind Potential Floating Wind Potential

Floating Wind Potential

Offshore wind has become a favoured form of renewable energy generation. It is expected to produce 7% – 11% of the EU’s electricity demand by 2030 and has the potential to provide 80% to 180% at a competitive cost of EUR65/MWh or below.

Up to 45% of this energy is identified as coming from floating wind. Therefore to capitalise on Europe’s full offshore wind potential, floating as well as fixed foundation solutions will be required. The technically achievable electricity production from wave energy in Ireland is approximately equal to present consumption which stands at around 26TWh per annum.

7- 11%
of the EU’s electricity demand by 2030
80- 180%
at a competitive cost of EUR65/MWh or below
Up to 45%
of energy is identified as coming from floating wind

Floating Wind Projects

Western Star Floating Wind

1.35 GW floating offshore wind farm located 35km off the coast of Co. Clare, Ireland

West Coast of Ireland, Atlantic Ocean
West Coast of Ireland, Atlantic Ocean
Emerald Floating Wind

1.3 GW floating offshore wind farm to help create a clean, sustainable future for Ireland

Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
Salamander Floating Wind

World’s first combined floating wind and green hydrogen project off the east coast of Scotland

Scotland
Scotland