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Total to develop floating offshore wind project in the UK

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Energy Global,

Total positions itself on the floating offshore wind segment in line with its strategy to develop renewable energy.

The Group has signed an agreement with the developer Simply Blue Energy to acquire an 80% stake in the pioneering floating wind project ‘Erebus’ located in the Celtic Sea, in Wales. The project will have a 96 MW capacity and will be installed in an area with water depth of 70 m.

While offshore wind has mainly developed in shallow water depths so far based on fixed bottom technology, floating wind offshore is set for strong growth in the years to come. This emerging technology has wide potential, opening access to sites further offshore, which have less impact on the landscape, and benefit from very high wind resources.

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