Salamander signs exclusivity agreement for Scottish floating wind lease
Published by Jessica Casey,
Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea7, has signed an exclusivity agreement as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round.
The 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind project, located 35 km off Peterhead, is designed to provide Scotland and its supply chain with an early opportunity to deliver floating offshore wind ahead of the larger scale ScotWind buildout.
With the exclusivity agreement in place, the project will start offshore wind development work while Marine Scotland’s planning process for the INTOG Sectoral Marine Plan (INTOG SMP) is completed.
With gigawatts of floating wind buildout expected in Scotland and the UK over the next decade, Salamander will be a valuable stepping-stone to ensure local supply chains are ready and able to take full advantage of this opportunity.
Salamander will demonstrate a package of innovative technologies at commercial scale, readying them for roll out in utility scale projects such as the ScotWind leases. These technologies will be critical to ensuring floating offshore wind energy is deliverable, affordable for consumers and contributes value to local industry and business.
The INTOG round was split into two pots – one for smaller scale innovation projects of 100 MW or less and one for larger projects linked to oil and gas infrastructure. Salamander was successful in the innovation route.
A series of public consultations are set to be held by the Salamander floating offshore wind project next month.
For more news and technical articles from the global renewable industry, read the latest issue of Energy Global magazine.
Energy Global's Spring 2023 issue
The Spring 2023 issue of Energy Global hosts an array of technical articles focusing on offshore wind, solar technology, energy storage, green hydrogen, waste-to-energy, and more. This issue also features a regional report on commodity challenges facing Asia’s energy transition.
Read the article online at: https://www.energyglobal.com/wind/23052023/salamander-signs-exclusivity-agreement-for-scottish-floating-wind-lease/
You might also like
Akuo turns on Cintegabelle floating solar plant
Akuo has commissioned a new floating solar power plant in Cintegabelle, near Toulouse in southern France.