French company TotalEnergies, in partnership with Simply Blue Group, has secured a marine licence for Wales’ first floating wind farm.

The 100MW Erebus project is owned by Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group. Located approximately 40km off the Pembrokeshire coastline, the wind farm is planned to have seven 14MW turbines on WindFloat floating platforms.

According to the partnership, once operational, the wind farm will be able to provide enough electricity to power 93,000 households.

Mike Scott, Project Managing Director at Blue Gem Wind, said: “We welcome the decision from Natural Resources Wales to grant the marine licence for Erebus. The project, which will be the first floating wind farm in Wales, will play a crucial role in advancing the deployment of what will become a globally important low carbon technology.”

The wind farm is due to be commissioned in 2026.

Further information can be read here: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, NationCymru, OffshoreWindBiz and 4Coffshore.

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