A new energy partnership
Simply Blue Energy, a pioneering Celtic Sea energy developer, and Total, one of the world’s largest energy companies, have established a partnership to develop floating wind projects in waters of the Celtic Sea.
The joint venture, Blue Gem Wind was announced in March 2020 and opens a new chapter in the development of offshore energy in the UK.
Chairman & CEO of Total
“With its entry into floating offshore wind, Total confirms its ambition to contribute to the development of renewable energy worldwide. Floating offshore wind is an extremely promising and technical segment where Total brings its extensive expertise in offshore operations & maintenance. Total has the appropriate skills to meet the technological and financial requirements that determine the success of future floating offshore developments”.
Managing Director of Simply Blue Energy
Net-Zero by 2050
Developing the potential of the Celtic Sea will make a positive contribution to the UK’s target of reaching Net-Zero by 2050, whilst offering exciting new opportunities for the maritime industry throughout Wales, Cornwall and the UK. Blue Gem Wind has established project offices in Pembroke Dock and Cornwall with wider support coming from offices in Ireland, Scotland, London and Paris.
Our vision is to create a new low carbon offshore energy sector in the Celtic Sea that contributes to climate change targets, provides high skilled jobs, supply chain diversification and energy security.
Blue Gem Wind will initially focus on a 96MW demonstration project, Erebus. Named after the famous ship built in Pembroke Dock in 1826, Erebus will become the largest floating offshore wind project in the world when constructed in 2027.