Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between TotalEnergies, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and Simply Blue Group, the pioneer of floating wind in the Celtic Sea, has appointed OWC as Owner’s Engineer for the pre-FEED of the proposed Valorous floating offshore wind project located in the Celtic Sea.

OWC, joined by MarineSpace, ITPEnergised and Black & Veatch, are contracted to deliver Owner’s Engineering services for the pre-lease engineering and consenting scope for the Valorous floating offshore wind project.

Alan Smith, OWC’s Director of Major Projects,We are delighted that we have been asked to expand and continue our support of Blue Gem Wind’s floating wind Celtic Sea ambitions. We successfully delivered the consent application for the 100MW Erebus project and we are looking forward to working on Valorous.” 

David Groves, Commercial Manager, Blue Gem Wind, said, “We are pleased to continue the relationship with OWC and their partners. Project design and development is a core skill of the UK supply chain, and we are delighted to award this contract to a UK business.”

The Celtic Sea and floating wind are poised to play a key role in Net Zero, the Committee on Climate Change’s 100GW+ offshore wind target, UK energy security and deliver new green jobs to the region.