The TS-Flow© JIP brings together developers, port authorities, installers and other parties working in the Celtic Sea for the first time. The first phase of the initiative will be a technical assessment and will identify an initial set of potential locations, an outline of the required permitting framework, technical constraints, and practical considerations. Subsequent phases will explore how to transform potential sites into usable locations.
Commenting on the launch of the TS-Flow JIP©, Will Rowley, group CEO at Offshore Solutions Group noted: “This joint industry partnership is recognition of the need for advanced planning and technical solutions by the floating wind industry to support large-scale local delivery of floating wind solutions. We welcome the support of the developers and partners involved and the positive recognition of this initiative received from regulators and the UK government.”
Mike Case, business development manager for clean energy at HR Wallingford, said: “Keeping operations moving is a critical issue for the floating wind industry, and the team at HR Wallingford is excited to apply our site selection expertise to the challenge.”
Developer participants include: Gwynt Glas Offshore Wind (EDF Renewables and DP Energy); RWE; Falck Renewables; and one other. Collectively these Developers represent over 5GW of floating offshore wind potential around the UK.
Partner participants include: Falmouth Harbour; Associated British Ports; Ocean Power Technology; Sulmara Subsea; and Skowronnek and Bechnak. The partners provide additional valuable input and perspective in the identification and evaluation of potential locations or key considerations in the selection.